Mar 11, 2013 4:42 PM by MELISSA CANONE
Man of La Mancha, the legendary Broadway musical, will be presented by the Iberia Performing Arts League in New Iberia March 8-24. Performances are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings (7:30) with Sunday Matinees at 3:00. Performances will be at the Essanee Theater, IPAL's Art Deco home. Rating PG. Information can be obtained by calling the theater at 364-6114, e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or by visiting the IPAL website www.iberiaperformingartsleague.com .
Man of La Mancha opened on Broadway in 1965, won 5 Tony Awards and ran for 2328 performances. Due to its universal appeal, it is the most performed of all musicals, having been translated into dozens of languages with performances worldwide. The show features Spanish and Flamenco style music and the noteworthy anthem "To Dream the Impossible Dream."
IPAL's Man of La Mancha lavish production will be accompanied by a sixteen piece orchestra. According to director, Don "Doc" Voorhies "Man of La Mancha is simply a beautiful show. It's fun, it's comic, it's exciting it's uplifting and it ultimately delivers an important and moving message, whether for the upheavals and storms of the 1960's or those of today."
This performance is supported, in part, by a grant from the Louisiana State Arts Council, through the Louisiana Divisions of the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Funding has also been provided through the Acadiana Center for the Arts, Regions Bank, Regions Insurance and Iberia Cultural Resources Association.