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Man of La Mancha | Homecoming Musical

Written by Dale Wasserman
Music by Mitch Leigh
Lyrics by Joe Darion
Original Production Staged by Albert Marre
Originally Produced by Albert W. Selden and Hal James
Directed by Jesse Galvan

“To dream the impossible dream …”

A celebrated Broadway hit and winner of five Tony Awards, Man of La Mancha will leave you breathless with a score that includes the touching ode to romance “Dulcinea” and the heroic “I, Don Quixote.” Inspired by one of the greatest novels of all time, Man of La Mancha features Miguel de Cervantes and his faithful servant. Together they channel the power of storytelling to recount the legend of knight errant Don Quixote and his trusty sidekick, Sancho, as they embark on a journey full of laughter, love and unruly windmills. His quest dares everyone to dream “The Impossible Dream.”

October 21-22, 2016, at 8 p.m.
October 23, 2016, at 2 p.m.
Abilene Civic Center
Recommended for ages 10 and older

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Alex Organ ('03) is currently performing in Dallas Theater Center's production of Constellations receiving rave reviews. Watch an interview with him about the production at: www.youtube.com.

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