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Man of La Mancha

A musical play by Dale Wasserman
Music by Mitch Leigh, lyrics by Joe Darion

Presented November 2008 at the Norway Grange
Show sponsor: New Balance
Orchestra underwriter: Norway Savings Bank

Directed by Sally Jones.

Man of La Mancha is the musical adaptation of Cervantes’ masterpiece, Don Quixote.

The show that introduced “The Impossible Dream” to the world won five Tony Awards and has become one of the most enduring works of musical theater.

Miguel de Cervantes, is thrown into prison by the Spanish Inquisition, along with his comic servant Sancho Panza. When prisoners begin to steal his possession, he defends himself by telling them the story of an old man who believed he could become the knight-errant Don Quixote. Quixote sets out on a quest to fight for right and to find his lady.

Instead the “mad” knight fights windmills and finds Aldonza, who is definitely no lady. But against all odds, this noble knight dreams “the impossible dream” and through the power of his vision, gives hope to the prisoners and turns Aldonza into the Lady Dulcinea. This show is filled with inspiring music and powerful characters.

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Cast (in order of appearance)
Captain of the Inquisition William Miller
Manservant/Sancho Panza Elton Cole
Cervantes/Don Quixote/Alonso Quijana Steve Jones
First Guard Dan Rennie
Second Guard James Miller
The Governor/Innkeeper George W. Waterman
The Duke/Dr. Carrasco/Knight of the Mirrors Stephen Sessions
The Horse Ian Griffith
Jose (Muleteer)/The Mule Chris Alberi
Pedro (Head Muleteer)/Knight's Attendant Dennis Twitchell
Paco (Muleteer)/Knight's Attendant Tommy McFarlane
Anselmo (Muleteer) Brandon Oliver Sukeforth
Juan (Muleteer) Joel Pulkkinen
Tenorio (Muleteer) Scott M. Waterman
Aldonza/Dulcinea Carol Brown
Maria (Innkeeper's wife) Jeanie Stone
Fermina/Moor Brandi Sawyer
Antonia/The Moorish Dancer Tracy Ludwig
The Housekeeper Alison K. Whitney
The Padre Michael Davis
The Barber/A Moor Tom Littlefield
Head Moor Thomas L. Hoy
Men of the Inquisition Ian Vail, Andy Fickett
Tortured Prisoner Aaron Louque
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Keyboard Jeremy Hill
Trumpet Jeff Sutton
Drums Rick McAllister
Flute Allison Caros
The Guitarist Matt Curie
Bass Josh Little
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Director Sally Jones
Music Director Jeremy Hill
Producers Susan Alberi, Jennifer St.Pierre, Claire Sessions
Assistant to the director Kathy Davis
Stage manager Rachael Leighton
Set design Claire Sessions
Set builders Stephen Sessions, Tom Littlefield, Steve St. Pierre, Claire Sessions, Tommy McFarlane, Daniel Rennie, Joel Pulkkinen
Lighting Norman Hutchins Jr.
Costumers Judi Foster, Becki Ladner, Sally Jones, Dot Cushman
Props Claire Sessions, Tom Hoy
Dance coach Shelly Shibles
Dialect coach Alison Whitney
Fight scene coach Amanda Huotari
House manager Shelly Shibles
Cast photos Ethan McNerny
Publicity photography Susan Alberi
Graphic design Jenny Adams

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