Review: La Mancha stirs heart, spirit, and mind


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By Donal O’Connor, The Beacon Herald
Friday, May 30, 2014

Let’s highlight the show-stoppers at the top.

Those would be Tom Rooney’s character Don Quixote performing the iconic To Dream the Impossible Dream and Robin Hutton as Aldonza expressing utter disillusionment with her life, with the world as it is, in the song Aldonza.

Those two amazing stanzas, bursting with passion and each wrapped in a different brand of lunacy, might be viewed as book-ends in the spell-binding Man of La Mancha that opened Thursday at the Avon Theatre.

This is a grand and extraordinary story, powerfully illustrated under the direction of Robert McQueen, that stirs heart and spirit and mind.

Read the full review on the Beacon Herald’s website

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