OWENSBORO, KY (6/3/13) – Theatre Workshop of Owensboro is preparing for the final show of its 2012-13 seasons with TWO’s rendition of “Man of La Mancha”, opening June 7th.

“Man of La Mancha” tells the story of Alonso Quijana, an elderly gentleman who has read so many books about chivalry that he loses his mind, and sets forth on a quest as a knight-errant with his squire, Sancho.

“It is a show that I have wanted to direct for a very long time,” said TWO Director Kelley Elder. “TWO's summer musical for the last several years has typically been one of the big classic musicals with kids. When I submitted a proposal for "Man of La Mancha" it is a bit of a departure for TWO. However, having had a great success with "Sweeny Todd" a couple of years ago, it is apparent that our audience is open to more serious musicals.”

This year’s performance hosts a cast from ranging from ages fourteen to around sixty, with experience levels ranging from "new to the stage" to "seasoned veteran".

“I have worked with about half the cast before in other productions,” said Elder. “Tan Mayhall (Don Quixote) and George Fleming (Sancho) were both in "A Few Good Men" two years ago (as well as numerous other productions). Kathryn Patton (Dulcinea) has lots of experience on stage but only recently returned to Owensboro after a number of years away. David Roberson is a familiar face to Owensboro theater goers. This has been a very talented and enthusiastic cast to work with.”

"Man of La Mancha" won five Tony Awards the year it opened, including "Best New Musical" and ran for over 1,400 performances in its original run. It has been revived twice on Broadway. The song "The Impossible Dream" is one of the best known songs from the show, if not in theatre as a whole. The movie version of the stage musical starred Peter O'Toole and Sophia Loren.
 
Man of La Mancha opens on Friday, June 7 and runs until June 16. Tickets may be purchased by calling the TWO box office at 270-683-5333.
 
Alex Reid
SurfKY News

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Posted on 2/2/14
3/13 - 16
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

April 23, 2015 7786

Man Charged with Sodomy, Incest/Victim under 12

by SurfKY News
April 20, 2015 5014

Nortonville Woman Charged with Meth Possession at…

by Madisonville Police Department
April 24, 2015 4355

UPDATE: Police Can't Substantiate Injured Man…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
April 22, 2015 4063

Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week – April 22,…

by Hopkinsville – Christian County Crime Stoppers
April 22, 2015 3992

Madisonville Man Accused of Domestic Violence/Rape

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

April 17, 2015 12969

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 02, 2015 8888

UPDATE: Madisonville Man Injured in Head-on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

April 26, 2015 1086

New Drug Helps Farmer with Parkinson's Return to…

by Laura Dawahare
April 26, 2015 696

White Plains Civil War Festival Provides Learning…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 26, 2015 590

Spring Lawn, Garden Fair Participants Learn from…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 26, 2015 576

College of Education Alum's Studies, Experience…

by Amanda Nelson
April 26, 2015 559

Dave Says - April 26, 2015

by Dave Ramsey
April 27, 2015 556

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
April 26, 2015 547

Legislator's Log - Week of April 26, 2015

by Brent Yonts
April 26, 2015 537

Mother's Day Buffet Planned at State Parks May 10

by Gil Lawson
April 27, 2015 511

Mustangs Lose to Ohio County via Shutout

by Steve LeMaster
April 26, 2015 506

Outdoor Truths - April 26, 2015

by Gary Miller