Updated: Sep 22, 2020
On Friday and Saturday September 25 and 26, the Rose Center Theater will present the second concert in The Rose Outdoors an end of summer musical concert series. We are excited to bring back the original cast members from the 2015 RCT Musical Theater production as we conquer covid one concert at a time with Man of La Mancha in Concert.
The cast of Man of La Mancha in Concert will be lead by (in slideshow order) Chris Caputo as Don Quixote, Cliff Senior as Sancho Panza, Melissa Cook as Dulcinea, Alexis Karol as Antonia, Tim Nelson as Padre, Vincent Aniceto as Dr. Sanson Carasco, Mary Murphy-Nelson as the Housekeeper, Garrett Brown as the Barber, and Ryan Salazar as Anselmo
Its principal song, "The Impossible Dream" became a standard, and the musical it came from went on to play in many countries across the world. Man of La Mancha is a 1965 musical with a book by Dale Wasserman, lyrics by Joe Darion, and music by Mitch Leigh. It is adapted from Wasserman's non-musical 1959 teleplay I, Don Quixote, which was in turn inspired by Miguel de Cervantes and his 17th-century novel Don Quixote. The musical tells the story of the "mad" knight Don Quixote as a play within a play, performed by Cervantes and his fellow prisoners as he awaits a hears with the Spanish Inquisition.