September 6, 2011
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Man of La Mancha to Opens Sept. 23 at the Algonquin Arts Theatre
Critically Acclaimed Theatre Company to Bring Broadway Musical Classic to Manasquan for Two-Weekend Run
MANASQUAN, NJ - The long awaited production of Man of La Mancha opens Sept. 23 at the Algonquin Arts Theatre, 173 Main Street, Manasquan. The five-time Tony Award-winner will be produced by the award-winning Shore Repertory Theatre Company and will be directed and produced by New Jersey Association of Community Theatres (NJACT) award-winner Gina Lupi and musically directed by NJACT award-winner Tony Didia. The musical is presented by Wells Fargo Advisors, Colts Neck Branch.
Performances are Fridays and Saturdays Sept. 23, 24, 30 and Oct. 1 at 8 p.m. and Sundays Sept. 25 and Oct. 2 at 3 p.m. Tickets are available online at algonquinarts.org, by calling 732-528-9211, or stop by the Algonquin Arts Theatre Box Office at 173 Main Street in Manasquan from 12-6 p.m. on weekdays and 12-4 p.m. on Saturday. Ticket prices are $27 for adults, $25 for senior citizens and $18 for students and group rates are available by calling the box office.
The Friday, Sept. 30, performance will feature sign-interpretation for the hearing impaired and feature a post-show question and answer session with the cast.
Inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’ 17th-century masterpiece, Man of La Mancha is an epic story of knight-errant Don Quixote, his servant Sancho and the woman of his dreams, the lovely Dulcinea. The tale is set during the Spanish Inquisition and tells the romantic and noble journey of a man who sets out to right all wrongs and win the heart of a good woman as he duels windmills along the way. Performed with a live orchestra, the impeccable score includes The Impossible Dream, Dulcinea, and the title song, also known as I, Don Quixote.
Starring as Don Quixote is Jan Topoleski of Brick. Allison Foote of Middletown plays Aldonza (“Dulcinea”), and Sam Rosalsky of Berkeley Heights will play Sancho Panza. Supporting leads are played by Mark Megill of Manasquan as the Innkeeper, Joseph Ficarra of Beachwood as The Duke and Gary Alan Powell of Toms River as the Padre.
Man of La Mancha kicks off the five-show 2011-12 Broadway Series at the Algonquin Arts Theatre which includes 1940’s Radio Hour, Proof, A Year with Frog & Toad and The Music Man and patrons can purchase a subscription package for any combination of the performances at a discount of up to 25 percent off. For more information, visit algonquinarts.org.