Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Man of La Mancha at the Orlando Shakes.



Man of La Mancha will be featured in Orlando Shakespeare Theater from September 6 to October 8, 2017 in the Margeson Theater. Inspired by one of the greatest novels in Western literature, the show brings the audience into the world of the "mad knight" Don Quixote (Broadway veteran Davis Gaines) as he pursues his quest for the impossible dream. The internationally acclaimed musical is a glorious affirmation of the unyielding resilience of the human spirit. Featuring the classic song “The Impossible Dream,” this timeless tale of love and adventure continues Orlando Shakes’ streak of bringing the best of Broadway to the intimate Margeson Theater.

“Right now, I feel it’s more important than ever that we give our community hope and something to believe in,” said Jim Helsinger, Artistic Director at Orlando Shakes. “Man of La Mancha is more than just a classic Tony Award-winning musical. It’s a reminder that the human spirit has an unyielding capacity for hope and love, and no matter how dark the world may seem, it is the light of our dreams that leads us on.”

A seven foot deep hole was opened in the center of the Marginson stage to allow for Scenic Designer Jim Hunter's central elevator stage structure and trap door entrance to the scenes. The decision to move Man of La Mancha into in-the-round seating came about as a solution to better meet the needs of audiences. Transforming the Margeson Theater into in-the-round seating will create an additional 69 seats, for a total of 390 tickets eligible to be sold per performance. It will also create a unique live theater environment that is rarely experienced in Central Florida.

“Musicals in-the-round bring the audience a closer, more immersive experience,” said Helsinger. “Live theater is always a special experience, but with this style of seating, audiences will be able to feel like they are a part of the story unfolding in front of them. They will be on the fields of La Mancha with Don Quixote.”

Ticket Information
Wednesdays – Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. – $35, $50, $65
Preview Performances and Senior Matinees – $18, $25, $33


Performance Information and Related Events
Preview Dates: September 6 and 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Opening Date: September 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Senior Matinees: September 13; 20; 27; and October 4 at 2 p.m.
Talk Back Performance: September 24 at 2 p.m.


Due to my impending divorce, I am no longer ALLOWED to sell my artwork. I therefore have no means of income. I apologize to any interested buyers. I will post when I am again allowed to earn a living.

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