( Thu., Feb. 2, 2012 - Sun., Feb. 19, 2012 )
Burning Coal Theatre at the Murphey School, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
This musical is one of the most successful American musicals in theatre history, with the book by Dale Wasserman, lyrics by Joe Darion and music by Mitch Leigh. It will be directed by internationally renowned director Tea Alagic, a native of Bosnia and Herzegovina who holds an MFA from the Yale School of Drama. The show will feature Randolph Curtis Rand as Don Quixote, David Henderson as Sancho Panza and Yolanda Rabun as Aldonza/Dulcinea.
The original 1965 Broadway production won five Tony Awards including Best Musical. The signature song The Impossible Dream has become a standard. In addition, La Mancha has been translated into dozens of languages and performed worldwide. It tells the story of the "mad" knight, Don Quixote through the eyes of its author, an imprisoned Miguel de Cervantes, as he awaits a hearing before the Spanish Inquisition.
AD 2/5 @ 2p.
Related events: 1) 2/3 gala begins at 6:30 pm with food and drink in the lobby, followed by the performance of Man of La Mancha at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $20 or $15 for students, seniors and active military. 2) On 2/4 at 6 pm, ...author Lucy Daniels will speak on "The Pros and Cons of Misfortune--Using Them To The Hilt.” Daniels’ lecture is part of Burning Coal’s ongoing ‘Lobby Lectures’ series and is free to anyone holding a ticket to any performance ... or $5 for the general public. No reservations are necessary for this lecture, just arrive a few minutes before 6 pm. 3) 2/5 @ 2 p = ‘Pay What You Can’ performance.
$20, seniors/active military/students $15; Thursday night tickets $10; student rush $5, space permitting.