"The Impossible Dream": National Tour of Man of La Mancha, Featuring Jack E. Curenton, Will Begin in January 2014

News   "The Impossible Dream": National Tour of Man of La Mancha, Featuring Jack E. Curenton, Will Begin in January 2014
A national tour of Man of La Mancha, the Tony-Award winning musical about Don Quixote, will begin in January 2014.

Jack E. Curenton
Jack E. Curenton

The musical, which features a book by Dale Wasserman, music by Mitch Leigh and lyrics by Joe Darion, will begin performances Jan. 4, 2014, in Idaho Falls, ID.

Directed by Jeffrey B. Moss (Before The Dream, Mermaids), the cast will comprise Jack E. Curenton (Man of La Mancha, Oliver!) as Don Quixote, Jessica Norland (Gypsy, West Side Story) as Aldonza and Rick Grossman (Awake & Sing, Damn Yankees) as Sancho, along with Jebbel Arce, Felipe Bombonato, Chuck Caruso, Rachel Felstein, Todd Fenstermaker, Alison Gleason, Tucker Hammock, Chuck Hodges, Ivan Hoffman, Arthur Lazalde, Gabriel Rodrigues, Andrew Serkes, Grant Snuffer, Eugene Steficek and Yvonne Strumecki.

"Enter the mind and the world of Don Quixote as he pursues his quest for the impossible dream: Miguel de Cervantes, aging and an utter failure, has been thrown into a dungeon in Seville to await trial by the Inquisition for an offense against the Church," press notes state. "But first he must face a kangaroo court of his fellow prisoners: thieves, cutthroats and trollops who propose to steal his meager possessions, including the unfinished manuscript of a novel called 'Don Quixote.' Cervantes, seeking to save it, proposes a form of an entertainment. The 'court' agrees and before their eyes, Cervantes and his faithful manservant transform themselves into Don Quixote and Sancho Panza. They proceed to play out the story with the participation of the prisoners as other characters, Quixote and Sancho taking to the road, to restore the age of chivalry, to battle evil, and right all wrongs."

The production will also have choreography by Denis Jones (Honeymoon in Vegas, She Loves Me) and musical supervision by Cherie Rosen (The Lion King, The King and I).

Subsequent tour stops include Yakima, WA; Kennewick, WA; Cerritos, CA; Austin, TX; Phoenix, AZ; Alto, NM; Prescott, AZ; Palm Desert, CA; Avon, CO; Riverside, CA; Ft. Smith, AR; Cape Girardeau, MO; Topeka, KS; St. Louis, MO; Gainesville, FL; Providence, RI; Richmond, KY; Sarasota, FL; Ft. Pierce, FL; Macon, GA; Hamlet, NC; Newberry, SC; Worcester, MA; Morgantown, WV; Greenvale, NY; Schenectady, NY; West Point, NY; Coral Springs, FL; Baltimore, MD; Elmira, NY; Burlington, VT; Rutland, VT; Portland, ME; Springfield, MA; Wilmington, DE; and Green Bay, WI.  Visit columbiaartiststheatricals.com for more information.

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