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September 20 - October 30, 2016
QUADRACCI POWERHOUSE

WRITTEN by Dale Wasserman
MUSIC by Mitch Leigh | LYRICS by Joe Darion
ORIGINAL PRODUCTION STAGED by Albert Marre
ORIGINALLY PRODUCED by Albert W. Selden and Hal James
DIRECTED by Mark Clements

AGE RECOMMENDATION: 14 and up
APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 
2 hours

» Video: Watch the Trailer
» Review: "MAGNIFICENT PRODUCTION...EXCEPTIONAL" – ShowBiz Chicago
» Review: "SPOT ON... TERRIFIC" – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
» Review: A TRIUMPH... MAGNIFICENT” – OnMilwaukee
» Feature: Read the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Preview
» Video: Watch Nate Stampley talk about the show on Morning Blend
» Video: Listen to an excerpt from the show

Experience Man of La Mancha as you never have before, up close and personal in the intimate Quadracci Powerhouse.

Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Original Score, it’s the classic story of Don Quixote retold in one of the most beloved musicals of all time. Imprisoned by the Spanish Inquisition, Miguel de Cervantes enlists his fellow inmates to help his defense by telling a tale of a mad knight who believes the wrongs of the world can be corrected as he jousts at windmills with his trusty sidekick Sancho and his beloved Dulcinea. With beautiful songs like “The Impossible Dream” and “Dulcinea,” this timeless tale of love and adventure continues The Rep’s popular streak of bringing the best of Broadway to the intimate Powerhouse stage.

What’s Man of La Mancha? Should I see it?

It’s an adventurous tale of a knight’s heroic battle. It’s a fairy tale with a tragic love story. It’s a tale of an old man gone mad and his family searching desperately for him. It’s all of those things and more. With incredible songs that you know and love, you won’t want to miss The Rep’s next big musical.

Presented by  Man of La Mancha presented by BMO Wealth Management

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS Greg and Rhonda Oberland
THE PERFORMANCE OF NATHANIEL STAMPLEY IS SPONSORED BY Paul McElwee & Gayle Rosemann

* Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
± Milwaukee Repertory Theater Associate Artists

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PRE
SHOW

Rep-in-Depth

A pre-show conversation with a member of the Man of La Mancha cast. Rep-in-Depth occurs 45 minutes before curtain for every performance.

7
SEP

TMJ4 MORNING BLEND APPEARANCE

Wednesday, September 7, 8:30am-9:30am
Members of the cast will perform and talk with the ladies of Morning Blend.

7
Sep

"Man of La Mancha" Cast Sings National Anthem

Members of the Man of La Mancha cast will sing the National Anthem at the Milwaukee Brewers vs. Chicago Cubs game on Wed. Sept. 7. If you are in attendance snap a photo of them singing and post on our Instagram account.

PRE
SHOW
22
SEPT

Professionals Night

Join us for The Rep’s Professionals Night! Enjoy a reception with refreshments and music before your performance. Pre-show reception is free with the purchase of your tickets.

POST
SHOW
25
SEP

Banned Book Slam!

Following the 2pm performance (approx. 3:30pm) – As a part of Banned Books Week, join Milwaukee Rep in a celebration of formerly banned books. After watching Man of La Mancha, the musical adaptation of the first ever novel to escape the iron fist of Spanish censors in the 17th century, join us for an open book slam on stage. Learn More and RSVP to nnelson@milwaukeerep.com.

28
SEP

FOX6 Live Remote

Wednesday, September 28, 6am
Wake up early and watch members of our cast and creative team live from the Quadracci Powerhouse.

28
SEP

Boswell Books

Wednesday, September 28, 2pm
Members of the cast will discuss the iconic Don Quixote and why we keep performing his story all these years later.

PRE
SHOW
28
SEPT

Out-n-About

Join us for Out-n-About LGBT Nights at Milwaukee Rep! For just $25, you receive a ticket to the performance and a preshow reception featuring appetizers and beer before the show. Use code PRIDE when ordering.

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POST
SHOW
30
Sept

TalkBack

Immediately following select performances of Man of La Mancha join members of the cast and artistic team to discuss the production.

1
Oct

Free Singing Workshop

Saturday, October 1 at 2-3pm in Rehearsal Hall 3
Learn to sing “The Impossible Dream” from the musical Man of La Mancha along with members from the Rep’s cast in this free open workshop. All ages welcome, no singing experience necessary! RSVP to nnelson@milwaukeerep.comIn collaboration with Women’s Voices MilwaukeeAnyone under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

POST
SHOW
2
OCT

Panel Discussion

“Come, enter into my imagination”: Building community through storytelling 
Join us post-play as we discuss how storytelling can help to build communities, promote healing, and restore our humanity and empathy when we need it most. Learn More

POST
SHOW
7
Oct

TalkBack

Immediately following select performances of Man of La Mancha join members of the cast and artistic team to discuss the production.

POST
SHOW
9
Oct

Panel Discussion

Imprisoning Ideas: Censorship TodayHow does censorship shape our society? Is there a limit to what should be made publically available? Community leaders and artists who have dealt with various forms of censorship discuss the status of free speech in Milwaukee in a post-play discussion. Learn More

POST
SHOW
14
Oct

TalkBack

Immediately following select performances of Man of La Mancha join members of the cast and artistic team to discuss the production.

15
Oct

Free Flamenco Dance Workshop

Saturday, Oct 15 from 2 to 3pm in Rehearsal Hall 3
Join local flamenco dance troupe Siempre Flamenco and 
Man of La Mancha choreographer James Zager for a free Flamenco dance workshop! No dance experience necessary! Learn More

POST
SHOW
16
Oct

Panel Discussion

How different models of prison may be the remedy for Milwaukee’s cycle of imprisonment 
In Man of La Mancha, Miguel de Cervantes is thrown into prison carrying with him… a trunk of props? This is not the picture of a modern prison, where strict regulations would not allow for an entire play to occur within its walls. But prisons did not always operate like they do now...  Learn More

POST
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21
Oct

TalkBack

Immediately following select performances of Man of La Mancha join members of the cast and artistic team to discuss the production.

POST
SHOW
23
Oct

Panel Discussion

“The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha”: Realizing the story of Don Quixote
Heralded as one of the most significant works of literature in history, Don Quixote has been told and re-told in a variety of artistic forms – ballet, opera, theatre, and fine art. In a discussion with local artists and scholars, we talk about the legacy and allure of Don Quixote. Learn More

POST
SHOW
28
Oct

TalkBack

Immediately following select performances of Man of La Mancha join members of the cast and artistic team to discuss the production.

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