Man of La Mancha

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Book by Dale Wasserman based on Don Quijote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra

Music by Mitch Leigh

Lyrics by Joe Darion

Thursday-Saturday, February 24-26, 2011, at 7:30pm
Sunday, February 27, 2011, at 3pm

Tryon Festival Theatre

From his dungeon, the novelist Miguel de Cervantes faces a mock trial by the murderers and thieves also awaiting judgment from the Spanish Inquisition. To keep his precious manuscript from their clutches, he defends himself by acting out the adventures of his character Don Quixote—foe of the evil Enchanter, guardian of chivalry, and unrepentant dreamer. With his ever-loyal servant Sancho Panza at his side, Don Quixote refuses to shake off his idealism in the face of ruffians, laughter, and even humiliating defeat. In his quest for honor and the heart of the lovely Dulcinea, he inspires everyone to reach toward the stars and leaves an indelible memory with the anthem “The Impossible Dream.”

Artistic Director and Conductor: Eduardo Diazmuñoz

Director: Stephen Fiol

Choreographer: Rebecca Nettl-Fiol

Assistant Stage Movement Specialist: Jaymeson Metz

Scenic Designer: Jaime Giovannone**

Costume Designer: Amanda Spaanstra*

Lighting Designer: Jeffrey Hannah*

Sound Designer: Theresa Huber*

Properties Master: Julie Rundell

Scenic Charge Artist: Jennifer R. Anderson

Hair/Makeup Master: René Chadwick

Musical Preparation: Cara Chowning, Thomas H. Schleis, Kyu-Youn Sim, and Andrew Weisheit

Spanish Diction Coach: Eduardo Diazmuñoz

Stage Manager: Cody Chen*

Technical Director: Thomas V. Korder


Miguel de Cervantes/Alonso Quijano/Don Quixote: Phillip Gay and Matthew Scollin

Manservant/Sancho Panza: Daniel Bahr and Robert McNeily

Aldonza: Tania Arazi Coambs and Colleen N. Paul

Governor/Innkeeper: Art Joslin

Duke/Dr. Carrasco: Ryan Milstead

Pedro, Head Muleteer: Douglas Balkin

Anselmo, a Muleteer/Horse: Samuel James Dewese

José, a Muleteer: Dane Suarez

Juan, a Muleteer/Guitar Player Joseph Arko

Paco, a Muleteer: Lee Steiner

Tenorio, a Muleteer: Stephen Boyer

María/Innkeeper’s Wife: Jacqueline Piccolino

Antonia, Don Alonso Quijano’s Niece: Lindsay Eckhardt

The Padre: Kyle Pollio

Housekeeper: Hillary Anderson

Barber/Donkey: Gustavo Flores

Fermina: Lindsey Dondanville

Moorish Male Singer/Guitar Player: John W. Gomez

Moorish Female Singer: Lila Powell-Khazoum

Moorish Dancers: Danielle Floberg and Julia Skeggs

Women: Mallory Hanley and Jessica Rundell

Children: Mariano Herrera and Michael Overmann

Captain of the Inquisition: Richard Schacht

Guards of the Inquisition: Mike Greenstone and Lyle Jackson


Flute: Jenny Shin and Karen Gallant

Oboe: Kristin Sarvela

Clarinet: Timothy Graf and Minjung Kang

Bassoon: Chih-Wei Chang

Horn I: Candace Thomas

Horn II: Michelle Rivera

Trumpet I: Sidney Shuler and Robert Wright (understudy)

Trumpet II: Katrina Kral

Trombone I: Alexandru Moraru

Trombone II: Alyssa Rick

String Bass: Jose Roberto Vianna

Guitar I: Sam Hasting

Guitar II: Matt Novack

Timpani: Jonathan Sharp

Percussion I: Joshua Haggerty

Percussion II: Eric Somers-Urrea

Production Staff

Assistant Stage Managers: Kristen Cooperkline* and Bethany Regalbuto**

Assistant Technical Director: Andrew Bevacqua*

Assistant Costume Designers: Polly Bland and Jess Gersz*

Assistant Lighting Designer: Robert Brown*

Assistant Sound Designer: Robert Dagit*

Audio Technician: William Carlson

Assistant Scenic Charge: Yu Su

Master Electrician: Jack Horwitch*

Stage Carpenter: Samuel Sullivan

Scenery Running Crew: Sean Harrigan, Brad Hepburn, and Betsy Loeb

Properties Running Crew: Stephanie Galvin and Erin McPartlin

Costume Running Crew: Patti Booth Hodges and Judy Paricer

Hair/Makeup Running Crew: Marielle Adatto and Meghan Hopkins

Light Board Operator: Kevin Cushman

Follow Spot Operators: Monica Cox and Sandy Talbot

Audio Crew: Robert Dagit, Kevin McGuire, and Josh Wilcox