Man of La Mancha
Man of La Mancha is a 1965 musical with a book by Dale Wasserman, lyrics by Joe Darion, and music by Mitch Leigh.
Parental Advisory- Recommended for ages 13 +. The musical has a scene with a highly choreographed sexual assault. We ask that parents consider the individual needs of younger theatergoers before bringing them to the show.
Don Quixote- Ham Gillett
Sancho- Darik Velez
Aldonza- Memory Apata
Captain of the Inquisition- Larry Fuller
Governor/Innkeeper- Mike Backman
Duke/Dr. Carrasco- Bill Hammond
Padre- Steve Swayne
Housekeeper- Beata Randall
Antonia- Jenn Langhus
Maria- Perry Allison
Fermina- Katie Bucci
Barber- Gary Barton
Pedro- Skip Cady
Ensemble - Taylor Burgess, Mark Cookson, Gabrielle Confer, Steve Leblanc, Robert OLeary, Loic Lerme, John LaCrosse
Come for the Show. Stay for the conversation. Everyone Has a Dream, What's Yours?
We are inviting our audiences to reflect on their own impossible dreams.
Here are the conversations that are planned.
Sunday, March 22- Dreams for our Country-
Hope in Times of Political Turmoil
This discussion will be led by Maynard Goldman, a long-time political participant on both sides of the aisle. Maynard teaches a very popular course for OSHER- The Greatest Show on Earth about our election and will share some of his insights about our current political process and the upcoming election. Surely we are hoping for a president who has dreams for our country that we can all get behind.
Sunday, March 29- Dreams for our Region
Dreaming into Reality: Our deepest dreams help illuminate our own unique purpose and potential for contribution
We'll hear from Maureen Burford, Founder, and Director of Creative Lives and Gabe Zoerheide, Executive Director of Willing Hands. Both organizations are doing very important work to enhance the health and well-being of our region. They will have a conversation about serving a need in the community and galvanizing others to help address that need.
Thursday, April 2- Dreams for our Youth
Inspiring our Youth to Follow Their Dreams
Man of La Mancha presents some important questions for young people. Can you be considered crazy and still have important ideals and goals? Who do you choose to attach yourself to along the way? How does it feel when the people in your life see you as you really are? What does it take to pursue a dream? This talk-back will be geared to families with teenagers. Two cast members who are educators will lead the discussion. Bill Hammond, former principal of the Marion Cross School and Drama Advisor to the Footlighters at Hanover High School and Darik Velez, a Physics and Astronomy teacher at St. Pauls School in Concord, NH.
Sunday, April 5- Dreams for White River Junction
The Birth of a Creative Economy
The transformation in White River Junction over the last several years has been truly stunning. We will hear from some local people who have been instrumental in revitalizing our funky little town at the junction of two rivers and two states.
Given the concerns about the Corona Virus and based on the recommendations from the local health authorities, we are going ahead with our production. Don Quixote will sally forth to more adventures and misadventures. The sets are built, the costumes assembled, the actors are ready with a beautiful story to tell. We are going to take the following actions to protect the health of our patrons and our cast and crew:
- We will clean all surfaces, seat backs and arms, and bathroom fixtures before each performance.
- We will provide hand sanitizer for patrons.
- And we strongly urge anyone who is not feeling well to stay at home. We cannot refund your ticket purchase, but we will exchange it for another date or allow you to transfer it to someone else. contact email@example.com.
THE CREATIVE TEAM
Producer- Perry Allison
Director- Richard Waterhouse
Music Director- Carol Cronce
Choreographer- Susan LaMontagne
Fight Choreographer- Chris LaMontagne
Scenic Designer- Alex Taylor
Lighting Designer- Janine Thoma
Sound Designer- Rider Stanton
Costume Designer- Beth McGee
Props- Alison Marchione/Kay Morton
Stage Manager- Sharon Trautwein
Marketing Manager- Sherry Merrick
Graphic Designer- Justine Beaudoin
Briggs Opera House (View)
5 South Main Street
White River Junction, VT 05001
|Minimum Age: 13|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|