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Anderson Theatre Presents Man of La Mancha, Quarantine Edition
May 30, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
NOTE: This is a QUARANTINE Edition: The full musical performed and recorded by actors in their own homes, then edited together by Anderson Film. It will be released as a YouTube Premiere event at 7 pm on May 30th.
Because not even COVID-19 can stop the 57 year old AHS Spring Musical Tradition! THIS IS OUR IMPOSSIBLE DREAM
Music by Mitch Leigh, Lyrics by Joe Darion, Book by Dale Wasserman
Inspired by Miguel de Cervantes and his 17th-century novel Don Quixote, “Man of La Mancha” tells the story of Cervantes and his fellow prisoners as they perform a play about “mad” knight Don Quixote while awaiting trial by the feared Spanish Inquisition. Comparing himself to the knights of old, Quixote refuses to give up his idealism in the face of harsh reality, and the strength of his beliefs touches the prisoners, especially the woman he calls his Lady Dulcinea.
The original 1965 Broadway production won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The principal song, “The Impossible Dream”, remains a popular standard to this day, and the celebrated score also includes unforgettable songs like “I, Don Quixote,” “Dulcinea,” and “I Really Like Him”. Powerful, hilarious, and heartbreaking, “Man of La Mancha” celebrates the perseverance of an old man who refuses to relinquish his ideals or his passion.