Long Center Presents

Man of La Mancha

Jan 14 - Jan 15

Event Details

  • Tue, Jan. 14
    7:30 pm
  • Wed, Jan. 15
    7:30 pm

All Ages

The Long Center is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit dedicated to broadening the appreciation and enhancing the enjoyment of the cultural arts.



The Long Center is proud to present the musical “Man of La Mancha” as a part of our 2013 Broadway series, January 14 and 15 in Dell Hall.

The “Impossible Dream” musical! This multi-award winning masterpiece paved the way for Les Miserables and other shows, stretching the musical form to include deeply moving stories based on classic literature. Enter the mind and world of Don Quixote as he pursues his quest for the impossible dream. Against all odds, a man sees good and innocence in a world filled with darkness and despair. This lyrical and amusing adventure is a classic tale of the triumph of a man over his own follies.

Man of La Mancha is a musical with a book by Dale Wasserman, lyrics by Joe Darion and music by Mitch Leigh. It is adapted from Wasserman’s non-musical 1959 teleplay I, Don Quixote, which was in turn inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’s seventeenth century masterpiece Don Quixote. It tells the story of the “mad” knight, Don Quixote, as a play within a play, performed by Cervantes and his fellow prisoners as he awaits a hearing with the Spanish Inquisition.

The original 1965 Broadway production ran for 2,328 performances and won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The musical has been revived four times on Broadway, becoming one of the most enduring works of musical theatre.

  • The runtime for Man of La Mancha is 2 hours and 10 minutes with no intermission.

Night OUT

Treat yourself to a Night OUT at the Long Center on Tuesday, benefiting Project Transitions, Inc. Purchase a ticket to opening night of Man of La Mancha today using the promo code TRANSITIONS and 10% of your purchase goes back to PT! Your show ticket gets you free admission to the pre-show Night OUT party with free light hors d’oeuvres and drink specials at our cash bar. Night OUT starts at 6:00 on opening night, giving you plenty of time to have a drink, mingle with friends and make your way into Dell Hall for the 7:30 pm show! RSVP today!

Subscription Information

Man of La Mancha is also a part of our new Create Your Own series for the new season! Simply pick three or more Long Center Presents shows from the 2013-2014 season to qualify. You get 10% off regular ticket prices, even when you add tickets later, AND get priority access to new shows announced throughout the season and always pay the subscriber price. Click ‘Subscribe’ to see a complete list of available shows.

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Questions? Call the 3M Box Office at (512) 474-LONG (5664), TTY (800) 735-2989.