McDonald and Colmer Will Headline Casa Mañana Man of La Mancha

News   McDonald and Colmer Will Headline Casa Mañana Man of La Mancha Mamma Mia's David McDonald will be Casa Mañana's Man of La Mancha when the Tony-winning musical is presented at the Fort Worth stage Nov. 6-11.

Based on the Miguel de Cervantes novel, Man of La Mancha features music by Mitch Leigh, lyrics by Joe Darion and book by Dale Wasserman. The popular musical following the lofty escapades of Don Quixote and his pal Sancho and includes the songs "Dulcinea," "The Impossible Dream," "What Does He Want of Me," "I'm Only Thinking of Him" and "To Each His Dulcinea."

McDonald, as the well-intended knight-errant, was seen on Broadway as Sam Carmichael in Mamma Mia and in the Broadway companies of Side Show and Les Misérables.

Jacqueline Colmer, who most recently starred as Anita in the Barrington Stage Company production of West Side Story, will portray the object of Quixote's affection, Aldonza.

As Quixote's sidekick Sancho will be Michael Lluberes. Lluberes returns to his acting roots, having most recently penned the award-winning The Boy in the Bathroom for the 2007 New York Musical Theatre Festival.

Joining La Mancha's trio will be Brian Mathis as Governor and Innkeeper; Jackson Ross Best, Jr. as Padre; Blake Davidson as Duke and Dr. Carrasco; D'Lytha Myers as Antonia; Dennis Yslas as Barber; Greg Dulcie as Pedro; Lois Sonnier Hart as Housekeeper; Margaret Shafer as Maria; Kia Dawn Fulton as Fermina; Christopher Deaton as Anselmo; Sydney Erik Wright as Jose; Jerome Bethea as Juan; Michael Newberry as Tenorio; Willy Welch as Guitar Player; Ben Giddings as Paco; and Doug LoPachin as Captain Inquisition with Shance Ryan Brentham, Jeremy Inman and Timothy Riley as Guards. Elliot Wasserman directs Man of La Mancha for Casa Mañana audiences.

The Casa Mañana design team includes Art Yelton (musical director), Paul Rubin (technical director), Brandon Mason (choreographer), Tammy Spencer (wardrobe supervisor), Jay Isham (lighting designer), Ryan Mansfield (sound designer), Theresa Furphy (production manager) and Craig Windham (assistant stage manager).

Tickets for Man of La Mancha are available by calling (817) 332-2272 or by visiting www.casamanana.org.

Man of La Mancha will perform at the Bass Performance Hall, located at 525 Commerce Street in Fort Worth, TX.

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