Sunday, May 15, 2016

Man of La Mancha

Danny Rutigliano &
Robert Newman

Bristol Riverside Theatre, located at 120 Radcliffe Street, Bristol, Pa. Is presenting Man of La Mancha through June 5. Dreaming "the impossible dream" in broad rich tones is TV and stage star Robert Newman. Devotedly by Don Quixote’s side is the inimitable Sancho Panza, faithfully portrayed by Danny Rutigliano. Belting out song after song is Tamra Hayden depicting Aldonza, Don Quixote’s Dulcinea.  Adding to the richness of the harmonies on stage is the delightful music sung by Robert Farruggia in his role as Padre.  This is a great production with a large, talented ensemble cast. The audience is hooked instantly by a very percussive opening in an underground prison cell during the time of the Inquisition. Moments later gasps are heard throughout the theatre as a long staircase opens and descends from the ceiling for the entrance of Don Quixote, and his guards. The results of the creative team are exceptional. Roman Tatarowicz is responsible for the brilliant set design; Linda Bee Stockton for costume design, Ryan O’Gara for lighting design and Liz Atkinson for sound. The music of Man of La Mancha is enough to engage an audience, but the acting in this production is first rate as well. For more information or tickets, call 215-785-0100 or visit online at 

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