The McCallum Theatre to Present Broadway Favorite MAN OF LA MANCHA, 1/24-26

The McCallum Theatre to Present Broadway Favorite MAN OF LA MANCHA, 1/24-26 The McCallum Theatre and the Rabobank Broadway Blockbuster Series present the national tour of Man of LaMancha for five performances, Friday, January 24, through Sunday, January 26. Man of La Mancha returns in an all-new production complete with the Tony Award winning score and book that has inspired theatregoers since the very first note of "The Impossible Dream" was heard on opening night. Enter the mind and the world of Don Quixote as he pursues his quest for the impossible dream. Against all odds, a man sees good and innocence in a world filled with darkness and despair. This lyrical and amusing adventure is a classic tale of the triumph of man over his own follies.

The original Broadway production ran for 2,328 and won five Tony Awards, including "Best Musical" and Man of LaMancha remains one of the most enduring works of musical theatre. Man of La Mancha was written by Dale Wasserman, with music by Mitch Leigh and lyrics by Joe Darion. This production stars Jack E. Curenton as Don Quixote, Rick Grossman as Sancho, and Jessica Norland as Aldonza.

Jack E. Curenton (Don Quixote) has performed lead roles in over 80 stage productions and musicals with lead roles in Camelot, My Fair Lady, Jacques Brel, Music Man, Oliver!, and Beauty and the Beast to name a few. He recently produced and toured the southwest in productions of Fiddler on the Roof and Pirates of Penzance. With over 350 films, commercial, voice-over and video credits, Jack is constantly busy.

Rick Grossman (Sancho) has more than 200 productions to his credit as both an actor and director for over 50 years. He has appeared Off-Broadway in numerous productions including The Manufacturer's Daughter, Feldman & Sons,and Damn Yankees; in national tours including Enter Laughing and Come Blow Your Horn; and regional productions including Oliver!, The Producers, Anything Goes, Gypsy, Little Shop of Horrors and many others.

Jessica Norland (Aldonza) is on her first national tour with Man of La Mancha. Her favorite regional roles include Louise in Gypsy, Anita in West Side Story, and most recently, Marty in Grease at Gateway Playhouse. A New Jersey native, Jessica has a BFA Degree from the Boston Conservatory. She is also a singer in the Michael Hart Band with Hank Lane Music.

The McCallum Theatre and the Rabobank Broadway Blockbuster Series present the national tour of Man of LaMancha for five performances - Friday, January 24 at 8:00pm, Saturday, January 25, at 2:00p and 8:00pm, andSunday, January 26, at 2:00p and 7:00pm. Tickets can be purchased at www.mccallumtheatre.com.




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David Green David Green is the Executive Director of The American Foundation For Arts Education, founded by Carol Channing and her late husband, Harry Kullijian -- working to restore the Arts to our nation’s public schools and provide an arts education to every child in America. He is the founder and President of the nationally acclaimed "Musical Theatre University", a training ground for talented young people with aspirations for careers in theatre, most specifically musical theatre. Mr. Green's Broadway alumni include Tony -nominees Matthew Morrison and Stephanie Block, Drama Desk nominee Lindsay Mendez, Krysta Rodriguez, Scott Barnhardt and Anneliese VanDerPol to name a few. As a producer and director, he has staged over 150 theatrical productions for both educational and professional theatre and with such stars as Carol Channing, Cathy Rigby, JoAnne Worley, Rex Smith, Jonelle Allen, Eric Kunze, Davis Gaines, Stephanie Zimbalist, John Raitt, Betty Garrett and more. Mr. Green is the Regional Editor and Reviewer for the Inland Empire of Southern California.


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