William Michals

William Michals

“Man of LaMancha,” the classic Tony award-winning musical, is coming to Timber Lake Playhouse as the fifth show of the 2019 season.

“Man of LaMancha” opens this Thursday, Aug. 8, and runs through Sunday, Aug. 18.

While awaiting a hearing with the Inquisition, Cervantes presents a play as his defense in a mock trial for the prisoners. In it, he plays Alhonso Quiana, a man who has set his own reality aside and become Don Quixote De La Mancha.

Assisted by his "squire" Sancho Panza, Quixote attempts to avoid his mortal enemy, the Enchanter, and woo the serving wench and prostitute, Aldonza, who he takes to be the lady Dulcinea.

“Man of LaMancha” is directed by New York director, Dan Barron with musical director Michael McBride.

"I am very excited and grateful for my first season with Timber Lake Playhouse," said Barron. "Man of La Mancha is a special show that teaches us what the world can be and to follow your 'impossible dream'."

“Man of LaMancha” stars Broadway veteran William Michals as Don Quixote (“South Pacific,” “Beauty and the Beast”), Christina Pecce as Aldonza (Lyric Opera of Chicago, Fort Worth Opera), Chicago actor Aaron Choi as Sancho (Marriot Theater) and the TLP Resident Acting Company.

Michals will be in concert on the Timber Lake Playhouse main stage for a concert event at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17.

The concert will consist of Michals singing from the American Songbook, as well as classic songs from some of the most recognizable musicals of the last 50 years. He will be accompanied by TLP's music director McBride and a three-piece band.

Tickets for the 90-minute concert are $15 for TLP subscribers and $20 for the general public. They can be purchased at the TLP box office in person or by calling 815-244-2035.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the TLP website at www.timberlakeplayhouse.org or call the box office. Box office hours are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through and until intermission on show days.