The beloved musical Man of La Mancha is coming to the Ojai Art Center Theater for 5 weekends beginning September 7. When many are striving for what seems an impossible dream, this musical delivers a timeless theme and inspires any audience.
An 8-piece orchestra will accompany an outstanding cast led by Scott White as Cervantes/Quixote and Laura Dekkers as Aldonza/ Dulcinea, with Marty Babayco directing.In this story, Miguel de Cervantes, aging and an utter failure in his varied careers as playwright, poet and tax collector, sits in a Seville dungeon with his manservant, awaiting trial by the Spanish Inquisition for an offense against the Church. The other prisoners set up a mock trial: if Cervantes is found guilty, he will hand over all his possessions. Cervantes agrees to do so, and offers his defense in the form of a play. Producing a makeup kit, he transforms himself into an old man who calls himself Don Quixote de La Mancha.
Quixote and his “squire,” Sancho Panza, set out to find adventures in a campaign to restore the age of chivalry, to battle evil, and to right all wrongs.
With gorgeous songs such as "Dulcinea" and the blockbuster anthem "The Impossible Dream," Man of La Mancha is sure to have sold out performances so BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW.