Beware the ear worms! Can you think of another show that has as many insidious tunes as Man of La Mancha? (I ended up humming “Dream the Impossible Dulcinea in a Cinnamon Tree.”) However, the inventive staging of this play-within-a-play makes it worth enduring the tunefully torturous car ride home. The creative team on this show has pulled out all the stops, putting together a world of fantastical illusions including a windmill/monster, a castle/inn and a really cool chess game, all from cardboard. The cast brings a lot of energy and talent (vocal, dance and acting) and while this show is a little rough around the edges musically, I understand that the pit band had just under two weeks to learn the very challenging score. Again, I’m impressed with how big the King’s Theatrical Society dares to dream.
When: Through January 23
Where: The Pit, Arts and Administration Building, University of King's College, 6350 Coburg