Gaines will play the role of Don Quixote (Cervantes) in the production, which is scheduled for Feb. 10-26, 2012, at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center.
Nick DeGruccio will direct.
Man of La Mancha was penned by Mitch Leigh, Joe Darion and Dale Wasserman. The musical, which spawned the standard "The Impossible Dream," is described as such: "While awaiting a hearing with the Inquisition, Miguel de Cervantes presents a play as his defense in a mock trial for the prisoners. In it, he plays Alonso Quijana, a man who has set his own reality aside and becomes Don Quixote De La Mancha. Assisted by Sancho Panza, Quixote attempts to avoid his mortal enemy, the Enchanter, and woo the serving wench and prostitute, Aldonza, who he takes to be the lady Dulcinea."
Musical Theatre West performs at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center, located at 6200 E. Atherton Street in Long Beach, CA. For tickets and more information visit www.musical.org.