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Man of La Mancha opens Friday!

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Friday/Saturday:   April 25-26 and May 2-3 @ 7:30pm
Sunday:  April 27 and May 4 @ 2:00pm
And by popular demand: Thursday, May 1 @ 7:30pm

All performances at Johnson County Fairgrounds, Exhibition Hall

Tickets:  online @ www.iowacitycommunitytheatre.com   or  call 319/338-0443
Adult  $18   /   Senior  $15   /   Student (13-college)  $15   /   Child (under 13)  $10

Please be aware that this show has adult themes and one scene of sexual violence

 

The musical Man of La Mancha is one of the great theater successes of our time. It has won multiple awards, including Tony awards for Best Musical, Best Composer and Lyricist and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical. Its success is also validated by several revivals, national tours, a movie adaptation, and many translations worldwide.

This classic musical takes the form of a play-within-a-play. Based upon Cervantes’ work Don Quixote, it presents an iconic and poignant story of an old man whose power of imagination shows us how really believing in something can change our lives. Quixote’s tilting at windmills stirs our sense of adventure, and his ability to see the goodness in all people and situations inspires us to a better life.

Quixote’s intention to realize his dream and live up to his ideals make this musical perennially popular. In the song “The Impossible Dream”, Quixote contemplates his dedication to virtue, honesty, and bravery … even when faced with overwhelming adversity. In his own words:

This is my quest to follow that star, no matter how hopeless, no matter how far
To be willing to march into hell for a heavenly cause
To dream the impossible dream

Add to that the beautiful songs “It’s All the Same” … “Dulcinea” … “I’m Only Thinking of Him” … “I Really Like Him” … and “Little Bird.” Man of La Mancha will be a truly memorable performance, which will remain with you long after you leave the theater!

“The Matchmaker” Opens Friday

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Everybody’s looking for love, but how do we determine who is Mr./Ms. “Right?”  The characters in Thornton Wilder’s The Matchmaker experience both frustration and hilarity, but they do come to a better understanding of what makes the “perfect mate.”  Come to this well-loved play, and see if you agree with their choices!

The Matchmaker
By Thornton Wilder
Directed by Rachael Lindhart
February 28/March 1 and March 7/8 at 7:30 p.m.
March 2 and March 9 at 2:00 p.m.
Johnson County Fairgrounds
Adults $16………………..Students/Seniors $13……………………Children $8

“Man of La Mancha” Cast List

DON QUIXOTE – Kehry Anson Lane
SANCHO PANZA – Larry Newman
ALDONZA – Heather Lawler
INNKEEPER/GOVERNOR – Josh Sazon
DR. CARRASCO/DUKE/KNIGHT OF MIRRORS – Colin Nies
PADRE – Doug Beardsley
BARBER – Scott Strode
ANTONIA – Celene Kim
HOUSEKEEPER – Sarah Falcon
PEDRO – Daniel Kunce
ANSELMO/CAPTAIN OF THE INQUISITION – Adam Burnham
MARIA – Jill Beardsley
FERMINA – Emily Basili
CAPTIVE MOORISH GIRL – Taylor Watt
CHORUS/MULETEERS/GYPSIES  – Audrey Thompson Wallace, Katie Boothroyd, Heidi Biebler, and Glen Schmitz