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Man of La Mancha

Music by MITCH LEIGH
Lyrics by JOE DARION
Based on the 17th century novel Don Quixote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

New York run: ANTA Washington Square Theatre, November 22, 1965

Plot Synopsis

"Man of La Mancha is based on the 17th century novel Don Quixote de la Mancha, by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, the best-known book in the Spanish literature canon. It tells the story of a glorious madman who believes himself to be a knight, accompanied by his faithful companion, Sancho." (From Marquee Theatre Company: Man of La Mancha)

 

Songs from the Show

Overture  
Man of La Mancha (I, Don Quixote)  
It's All the Same  
Dulcinea  
I'm Only Thinking of Him  
I Really Like Him  
What Do You Want of Me?  
Barber's Song/Golden Helmet  
To Each His Dulcinea (To Every Man His Dream)  
The Impossible Dream (The Quest)  
Little Bird, Little Bird  
The Dubbing (Knight of the Woeful Countenance  
The Abduction  
Aldonza  
A Little Gossip  
Dulcinea/Impossible Dream/Man of La Mancha/The Psalm/Finale  

 

2000-2001 Production

Presented March 2-10, 2001 at Centrepointe Theatre, Ottawa

Show Reviews: Ottawa Citizen review; CBO Morning review; FYI Ottawa

 

Cast

Cervantes/Don Quixote/Alonso Quijana Bob Lackey
Manservant/Sancho Panza Dennis Van Staalduinen
Aldonza Kelly Whelan
Padre Perez Terry Duncan
Governor/Innkeeper Gary King
The Duke/Dr. Carrasco/Knight of the Mirrors Kris Lizuck
Antonia, Alonso's niece Cindy Beaton
Juana, Alonso's housekeeper Sharron McGuirl
Barber/Dapple (dancing mule) Shaun Toohey
Captain of the Inquisition Patrick Donahue
Guard Martin Hankes-Drielsma
Guard Sean Speer
The man in black Jonathan Wilson
Pedro, the head muleteer Sandy Dale
Anselmo, a muleteer and flamenco guitarist Frank Duern
Paco, a muleteer Nicholas Nasrallah
Tenorio, a muleteer Lawrence Evenchick
Juan, a muleteer Randy Allen
Jose, a muleteer Suds Narasimhan
Lupe, a muleteer Greg MacIntosh
Flamenco dancer/Rocinante (dancing horse) Kate Brennan-Alpert
Maria, the innkeeper's wife Christine Drew
Fermina, a serving girl Laura Duncan
Prisoner and Moor Tara Heft
Prisoner and Moor Klarka Zeman
ENSEMBLE Randy Allen, Cindy Beaton, Kate Brennan Alpert, Sandy Dale, Patrick Donahue, Christine Drew, Frank Duern, Laura Duncan, Lawrence Evenchick, Martin Hankes-Drielsma, Tara Heft, Greg MacIntosh, Sharron McGuirl, Sudarsan ("Suds") Narasimhan, Nicholas Nasrallah, Sean Speer, Shaun Toohey, Jonathan Wilson, Klarka Zeman

 

Orchestra

Under the direction of Marylen Milenkovic

Flute/Piccolo Tina Fedeski/Mike Scorah
Oboe Angela Casagrande
Clarinet David Renaud
Bassoon Jo Ann simpson
Trumpet Carmelo Scaffidi, John Harrison
French Horn Keith Estabrooks, Vic Young
Trombone Drummond Hudson, Marlene Hudson
Bass Sol Gunner
Guitars Craig Kennedy
Percussion Art Beers, Don Johnson

 

Production Personnel

Artistic Director Michael Gareau
Choreographer/Assistant Director Debbie Millett
Musical Director Marylen Milenkovic
Executive Producer John Solman
Production Coordinator Stan Fenwick
Production Assistant Jill Thompson
Stage Manager Lena Triebe
Assistant Stage Managers Brenda Solman, Lieann Koivukoski
Technical Director Steve Jones
Set Designer Christy Bindhardt
Scenic Artist Maureen Chaume
Costume Designer Ann Ricard
Properties Penny Koch
Sound Designer Mike Brown
Apprentice Sound Designer Blaine Cameron
Lighting Designer David Magladry
Make-up and Hair Designer Sue Dacey
Apprentice Make-up and Hair Designers Gary Bahm, Nicole Williams
Costume Production Manager Sandy Mish
Wardrobe Mistress Carole Quirk
Master Carpenter Stan Madore
Accompanists Paul Legault, Cheryl Woods

 

1986-1987 Production

Presented March 13-21, 1987 at The High School of Commerce, Ottawa

Cast

Don Quixote (Cervantes) Al Baldwin
Sancho (The Manservant) Michael Gareau
Aldonza Marylen Milenkovic
Dr. Carrasco (the Duke) Trevor John
The Innkeeper (the Governor) Vern Fraser
Antonia Joyce Landry
The Barber Barry Caiger
The Housekeeper Sharron McGuirl
The Padre York Davis*
Marie, the Innkeeper's Wife Judy Vachon
Muleteers Chris Amott, Steven Arscott, Tony Bove, Lawrence Evenchick, Brian Slack, Brad Smith, Jack Wallace
Captain of The Inquisition David Robertson
Guards of The Inquisition Art King, David Phillips
Prisoners Nancy Egan, Michelle Tardif, Vivian Joynt
Horses Joyce Landry, Nancy Egan
Moorish Dancers Nancy Egan, Michelle Tardif
Knights of the Mirrors Trevor John, Tony Bove, Chris Amott, Lawrence Evenchick, Jack Wallace

*York Davis is appearing courtesy of The Canadian Actor's Equity Association

 

Orchestra

Under the Direction of Drummond Hudson

Flute/Piccolo Charlie Hendricks
Oboe Veronica Milroy
Clarinet Bob Piche
Bassoon Jo-Ann Simpson
Trumpets Don Bishop, Chris Lane
Trombones Marlene Field, Dana Kaukinen
French Horns Elizabeth Simpson, Fran?ois Trottier
Bass Jamie Gatti
Piano Lorna Rice
Guitar Neil Bateman
Percussion Art Beers, Glenn Robb

 

Production Team

Production Co-ordinators Faye Lavell, Jim Robertson
Director Barry Bielby
Assistant to the Director Patti Mordasewicz
Musical Director Drummond Hudson
Choreographer Roberta Sametz
Accompanist Lorna Rice
Set Designer Leslie Hutchins
Costume Designer Judith Froome
Lighting Designer John Solman
Sound and Sound Effects Bill Butterworth, Frank Burke
Master Carpenter Tom Mordasewicz
Stage Manager Marylin Day
Properties Mistress Susan Fowler
Hair Stylist Marty Lemieux
Make-up Designer Liz Ciesluk
Production Photographer Sam Smith
First Aid Members of the Ski Patrol

 

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