Company:Skylight Music Theatre
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Director & Conductor
DirectorDorothy Danner
Music DirectorJim Coleman

Design Team
Scenic Designer TBA
Costume DesignerKärin Kopischke
Lighting DesignerKurt Schnabel
performance datesmatinee
Monday, May 1, 2006
Thursday, June 1, 2006
Friday, June 2, 2006
Saturday, June 3, 2006
Sunday, June 4, 2006
Wednesday, June 7, 2006
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Tuesday, June 13, 2006
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Thursday, June 15, 2006
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Sunday, June 18, 2006
Monday, June 26, 2006
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Saturday, July 1, 2006
Man of La Mancha
Composer: Mitch Leigh

Librettist: Wasserman Dale/Darion, Joe, Dale Wasserman
The story takes place in the late 16th century. Miguel de Cervantes (a tax collector, soldier, and author) and his assistant, Sancho, foreclose on a church that failed to pay its taxes. Thus, the two men are thrown into prison by the Spanish Inquisition. The prisoners then steal Cervantes's possessions. However, he convinces them to allow him to win back a package of papers that would not be of value to other people. Pleading his case, Cervantes gives a dramatic defense by reenacting the story of Don Quixote of La Mancha: the passionate and poignant tale of a noble knight who lives in a world of madness and cannnot see that chivalry has died. His holy quest is a mission of salvation to find compassion not for himself but for others. Don Quixote falls in love with the fair maiden, Aldonza(Dulcina), and convinces her to live a moral life. When Quixote is being knighted, the muleteers brutally assault Aldonza. Quixote and Sancho quickly come to Aldonza's rescue but in the end, Quixote only preaches forgiveness. Next, Quixote fights off his darkest foe, the Enchanter. Moved by the story, the prisoners return Cervantes' manuscript (which turns out to be his unfinished novel about Don Quixote) just before he is called before the Inquisition.

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