Book by Dale Wasserman
Music by Mitch Leigh
Lyrics by Joe Darion
Directed by Sean Murray
The Old Town Theatre
Jul 5th through Aug 26th, 2012 Low-Priced Previews Jul 5th - Jul 13th
Running Time: 2:30
One of the best loved musicals of a generation, the moving retelling of the classic story of Don Quixote celebrates the triumph of the human spirit. Featuring the musical classic, “The Impossible Dream.”
Imprisoned by the Spanish Inquisition Cervantes reenacts the story of Don Quixote of La Mancha to win back a package of papers his fellow prisoners stole. The story of a knight who lives in a world of madness, his love and his chivalry enchants.
Winner of five Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Composer and Lyricist.
Featuring Sean Murray as Cervantes.
Bryan is excited to return to Cygnet Theatre after last appearing in the staged reading of Man of La Mancha . His San Diego theatre credits include Anna Christie (The Old Globe), 42nd Street (Coronado Playhouse), and Little Shop of Horrors (Scripps Performing Arts Academy). His other theatre credits include Once on This Island, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown and Schoolhouse Rock Live! He competed as a Top 16 finalist as part of NBC’s singing competition show “The Sing Off” with his college a cappella group Extreme Measures. He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut.
Bryan BarbarinSancho Panza
Cygnet Theatre: Cygnet Theatre: Parade (Newt Lee/Jim Conley), Readings of Passion and On the 20th Century. Regional Theatre: Till We Have Faces (Bardia), The Music Man (Marcellus Washburn), The Book of the Dun Cow (Mundo Cani Dog), The Glory Man (Rupe), Harvey (Mr. Wilson), An American Christmas (Burt Walker), Godspell (John), The Fantasticks (Mortimer), Hello Dolly! (Waiter), Three Penny Opera (Crooked-Fingered Jake), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Judah), Sideshow (Jake), Dreamgirls (Jerry), La Posada Magica (Eli/Buzzard), Christmas is Coming Uptown (Christmas Past), Ragtime (Ensemble), The Wizard of Oz (The Winkie General), and Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey 2). Voice-Over: Legends, Spellforce 2, and Runaway 2.
Lucas attended the The American Musical and Dramatic Academy of Hollywood for Musical Theater, and Hillsong International Leadership College in Australia for music. Recent credits include Gypsy at Sierra Rep Theatre, Man Of La Mancha at The Welk Theatre, How To Succeed... at the CA Center for the Arts. In addition to acting, Lucas is also a playwright of recent San Diego premieres such as Rasputin the Musical, The Noble Man, and his newest play Blowfish.
Christian Daly is a recent graduate of North Carolina School of the Arts and is terribly excited to be taking the professional stage for the first time with the Cygnet theatre family.
David Kirk GrantGovernor/Innkeeper
Previously at Cygnet Theatre: Parade (Hugh Dorsey). David’s National touring credits include - 42nd Street (Julian Marsh), The Music Man (Charlie Cowell/ Harold Hill), H.M.S. Pinafore (Dick Dead-Eye), The Pirates of Penzance (The Pirate King), and a New Zealand production of The Secret Garden (Dr. Craven). San Diego credits include: The Great American Trailer Park Musical (Norbert Garstecki), 42nd Street (Julian Marsh), The Music Man (Charlie Cowell), Smoke On The Mountain (Burl Sanders), Pump Boys and Dinettes (Jim), I Do! I Do! (Michael), Oklahoma! (Ali Hakim), Annie Get Your Gun (Buffalo Bill), Chess (Walter Anderson), Evita (Juan Peron), Footloose (Rev. Shaw Moore), The Spitfire Grill (Caleb Thorpe) and Company (Peter). David can occasionally be spotted in Aladdin (Jafar at Disney’s California Adventure). He recently was a co-star on NBC’c The Office. David is a proud member of SAG and Actors’ Equity Association.
Linda LibbyThe Housekeeper/Maria, The Innkeeper's wife
Linda is thrilled to return to Cygnet! Also with Cygnet: Cabaret (SD Critics Circle Nominee), Man From Nebraska, and Cygnet's inaugural production of Hedwig & the Angry Inch. Recently, Linda played Mama Rose in Gypsy (SD Critics Circle Award) and remounted her silent solo role in Request Programme (SD Critics Circle Award) for Ion Theatre. Watch for her next fall in Exit Interview at the San Diego Rep. Linda teaches at High Tech Middle Media Arts where she formed the Drama Department. She is a proud member of Actors Equity. Her favorite role is mother to her daughter, Elizabeth.
Jason MaddyDuke/Dr. Carrasco
Jason is excited to be making his Cygnet debut in this beautiful show with such a talented cast. Local Theatres include: The Old Globe Theatre, Moonlight Stage Productions, North Coast Repertory Theatre, Ion Theatre Company, Welk Resort Theatre, San Diego Musical Theater, Premiere Productions and Intrepid Theatre Company. Regional Theatres include: The Utah Shakespearean Festival, Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival and Theatrical Arts International. Favorite roles include Louis in Angels in America, Jeff in I Love You Because, Geoffrey in The Lion in Winter, Touchstone in As You Like It and Iago in Othello. Jason received his MFA from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Justin Warren MartinMuleteer/Barber
Justin is thrilled to be performing in his first full production with Cygnet Theatre after participating in the staged readings of Passion, On the 20th Century, and Man of La Mancha. He is a company member of the local Community-Based Theatre Company ‘Circle Circle Dot Dot’, and was most recently seen in their production of Deconstruction of a Drag Queen which has been accepted into the 2013 New York Fringe Festival. Other credits include Gypsy (Yonkers) Ion Theatre;Pinkalicious (Mr. Pinkerton) North Coast Rep.; Parade (Leo Frank), I Love You Because (Jeff Bennett) and Metamorphoses (Orpheus & others) The Stagehouse Theatre;The Rocky Horror Show (Riff Raff) Camino Real Playhouse. Justin also performed in various shows including Playhouse DisneyLive on Stage! (Jamie) and Aladdin's Oasis for the Disneyland Resort.
Sean MurrayCervantes/Don Quixote/Director
Cygnet Theatre: As Actor/Director Private Lives, Sweeney Todd, A Little Night Music (SD Critic’s Award, Best Director), My Fair Lady. As Director: Dirty Blonde, Parade, Little Shop of Horrors, Our Town, Cabaret, The Tragedy of the Commons, The Norman Conquests, It’s a Wonderful Life, Noises Off, The History Boys, A Christmas Carol, A Little Night Music (SD Critic’s Award, Best Director), The Receptionist, The Invention of Love, Bed and Sofa (SD Critic’s Award, Best Director, Best Musical Revival ‘04), Las Meninas, Escanaba in da Moonlight, The Book of Liz, Pageant, Bug, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, St. Nicholas, The Matchmaker, Desire Under the Elms, Santaland Diaries, Firebugs, Fully Committed, Arcadia, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Little Foxes. Elsewhere: North Coast Rep: Man of La Mancha (Patte Award, Outstanding Performance), The Importance of Being Earnest, Travesties; Education: University of North Carolina School of the Arts (BFA). In 2000, Sean was named one of San Diego Magazine’s “50 People to Watch” and in 2005 he was named Producer of the Year by the San Diego Critic’s Circle.
Kürt has appeared regionally in Limelight: The Story of Charlie Chaplin and Zhivago (La Jolla Playhouse); Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (The Old Globe); Sweeney Todd (Cygnet Theatre); miXtape, Leaving Iowa, Room Service, Hello, Dolly!, The Voysey Inheritance and The Winslow Boy (Lamb’s Players Theatre); Evita, The Desert Song and Bye Bye Birdie (Welk Resort Theatre), Beauty and the Beast (Moonlight Amphitheater); Suds: The Rocking ‘60s Musical Soap Opera, Urinetown, Fiddler on the Roof, The Scarlet Pimpernel (Starlight Musical Theatre) and Miss Saigon (Fullerton CLO). His film credits include 29th & Gay, U R Pre-Approved, Rubix Cube Dinner. Mr. Norby has a B.A. in Drama from UC Irvine and is co-founder of Lip Service - Singing Telegrams & Serenades (www.sdlipservice.com). More info: www.kurtnorby.com.
Erika Beth PhillipsAldonza/Dulcinea
Erika is thrilled to be making her Cygnet debut! Around town: Lamb’s Players (Associate Artist): Brownie Points (Jamie), South Pacific (Nellie), Hello Dolly! (Ermengarde), An American Christmas (Fiona O’Casey); Mo’olelo: A Piece of My Heart (Martha), Since Africa (Eve), and Ulysses (Solo with the SD Public Library); Stone Soup: Miss Julie (Kristine); and The Welk: The Scarlet Pimpernel (Marie). NYC: Off-Broadway with Downtown Dysfunctionals and Hidden Voices; special appearances for Radio City Entertainment; and The Love Talker (Playwright’s Horizons Lab). Regional: Stage One: The Diary of Anne Frank (Anne); Salem Rep: Mauritius (Jackie) and Laramie Project: Ten Years Later (Reggie Flutey). Further afield, UK credits include From Hell She Came on the London West End; and Hot Fudge and Women and Wallace on the London Fringe, as well as tours of Romeo and Juliet and A Christmas Carol. Proud member of Actors Equity Association.
Nathan is excited to be making his Cygnet Theatre debut in Man of La Mancha! He was recently seen in the World Premiere Revival of A5678! A Musical Revue at the Welk Resort Theatre. Favorite credits: miXtape (Winston), Lamb's Players Theatre; Hairspray! (Seaweed J. Stubbs), Moonlight Amphitheatre; The Fantasticks (Matt), Macbeth (Duncan/Porter), University of Redlands Theatre; The Jackie Robinson Story (Jackie Robinson- ITL Award), Pursued! A Jonah Story (Shamar'ezer - ITL Award), LifeHouse Theatre Productions. He holds a B.A. in Music from the University of Redlands. Nathan thanks the artistic team and his family for their unconditional love and support.
Katie WhalleyAntonia/Dance Captain
Cygnet Theatre: Cabaret (Fritzie), Parade (Iola/Dance Captain); Ion Theatre: Gypsy (Louise, Craig Noel Award Recipient); Starlight Theatre: Hello, Dolly! Regional Theatre: Musical Theatre of GeorgiaWhite Christmas (Judy Haynes/Dance Captain), Secret Garden (Martha), Big River (Mary Jane), The Producers (Asst. Choreographer); Discoveryland: Oklahoma! (Gertie/Laurey u/s); McLeod Playhouse: Nunsense , Thoroughly Modern Millie; Janesville Armory: A Wonderful Life; Galatean Players: Rivets. University: Into the Woods (Little Red Ridinghood); The Glass Menagerie (Laura Wingfield); Triumph of Love (Princess Leonide); Edges (Haley); Of Thee I Sing (Emily Benson/ Dance Captain). Education: BFA in Music Theatre from Illinois Wesleyan University. www.katiewhalley.com
Sean MurrayDirector Cygnet Theatre: Dirty Blonde, Parade, Little Shop of Horrors, Our Town, Cabaret, The Tragedy of the Commons, The Norman Conquests, Private Lives, Sweeney Todd, It’s a Wonderful Life, Noises Off, Bed and Sofa ‘09, The History Boys, A Christmas Carol, A Little Night Music (SD Critic’s Award, Best Director), The Receptionist, The Invention of Love, Bed and Sofa ‘04 (SD Critic’s Award, Best Director, Best Musical Revival), Las Meninas, Escanaba in da Moonlight (SD Critic’s Circle, Set Design), The Book of Liz, Pageant, Bug, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, St. Nicholas, The Matchmaker, Desire Under the Elms, Santaland Diaries, Firebugs, Fully Committed, Arcadia, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Little Foxes, My Fair Lady. Elsewhere: North Coast Rep: The Elephant Man (Patté Award, Direction), Man of La Mancha, The Importance of Being Earnest, Travesties; Diversionary: Never the Sinner, Love! Valour! Compassion!. Education: University of North Carolina School of the Arts (BFA). In 2000, Sean was named one of San Diego Magazine’s “50 People to Watch” and in 2005 he was named Producer of the Year by the San Diego Critic’s Circle.
Shane SimmonsMusic Director/Conductor/Keyboards Cygnet Theatre: It's a Wonderful Life (2007 & 2008). Arts Off-Broadway: Next To Normal. ACT San Diego: Spring Awakening, Legally Blonde. Scripps Ranch Theatre: You're A Good Man Charlie Brown. Francis Parker Theatre: And The World Goes 'Round, Jacques Brel Is Alive & Well & Living In Paris. CoSA: The Wedding Singer, 42nd Street, Hello Dolly, Edges, Thoroughly Modern Millie, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Zombie Prom, All Shook Up, Anything Goes. Stage highlights include performances at Carnegie Hall, Carnival Cruise Lines, & Tokyo Disneyland Resort. Education: Wingate University, NC; University of Oxford, England; B.A. in Music/Vocal Performance. Shane serves as Musical Director & Vocal Music Instructor for the Musical Theatre & Drama Department at Coronado School of the Arts.
Colleen Kollar SmithChoreographer Cygnet Theatre: Dirty Blonde, Bed and Sofa (Ludmilla - Craig Noel Award), Private Lives (choreography); Lamb’s Players Theatre: Resident Ensemble Member and Choreographer from 2004-2011, miXtape (co-creator/choreographer), Guys and Dolls, Music Man, Servant of Two Masters, The Fantasticks, Godspell, Pump Boys and Dinettes (choreographer); University of San Diego: Gone Missing (director/choreographer), Moonlight Stage Productions: Ring ‘Round the Moon, You Never Can Tell (choreographer), Intrepid Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet (choreography). Upcoming: Lamb’s Players Theatre: Joe vs. the Volcano (choreographer), Intrepid Shakespeare: Midsummer Night’s Dream (director/choreographer). Colleen received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California, Irvine, and is currently earning her Master’s in Nonprofit Leadership and Management from USD.
Sean FanningSet Designer Cygnet Resident Artist. Cygnet: Parade, Dirty Blonde, Little Shop of Horrors, Cabaret, Tragedy of the Commons, The Norman Conquests, Sweeney Todd, Noises Off, Mauritius, A Christmas Carol, The Receptionist, A Little Night Music, The Matchmaker. Elsewhere: Plaid Tidings, KINGDOM (The Old Globe); Walter Cronkite is Dead (San Diego Repertory Theatre); A Raisin in the Sun (Moxie Theatre), Twelfth Night, The Winter’s Tale, Two Gentlemen of Verona, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Old Globe/USD); Zombie Prom (2008 Patte Award), The Grapes of Wrath,The People vs. Mona, A Man of No Importance (San Diego State University). Sean is in his fourth season as the Resident Design Assistant at the Old Globe, where he has assisted designers on over fifty productions. He holds a B.A. in Technical Theatre from Sonoma State University and an M.F.A. in Scene Design from San Diego State University. Check out his work at www.seanfanningdesigns.com.
Michelle CaronLighting Designer Cygnet Resident Artist. Cygnet Theatre: Dirty Blonde, A Behanding in Spokane, The Glass Menagerie, Our Town, It's a Wonderful Life '09 -'11 and The Norman Conquests. Artistic Associate at Diversionary Theatre: Harmony Kansas, The Pride, Next Fall, Edward II,Poster Boys, Dooley, and Fair Use. Moxie Theatre: Coming Attractions. Coronado School of the Arts: Thoroughly Modern Millie, American Rose Theatre at the Lyceum Theatre: Spring Awakening, Lyric Opera at the Birch Theatre: The Gondoliers and Malashock/RAW and Surface Tension with Malashock Dance. Michelle holds a MFA in Theatrical Design from San Diego State University. See her work at carondesignworks.com.
Ross GoldmanSound Designer Previously at Cygnet: Parade. Other sound credits include plays and musicals at the Geffen Playhouse, Rubicon Theater, La Jolla Playhouse, Old Globe, and with Reprise! Theater Company and Cabrillo Music Theatre. Ross has also designed and mixed special events, benefits, and concerts featuring “Family Guy Live,” Alan Cumming, Dustin Hoffman, Garth Brooks, and Itzhak Perlman. Ross is a graduate of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.
Matt Lescault-WoodSound Designer Cygnet Resident Artist. Dying City, It’s a Wonderful Life, TheHistory Boys, Mauritius, Noises Off, Sweeney Todd, Private Lives, Cabaret, Little Shop of Horrors, The Glass Menagerie, A Behanding in Spokane, Dirty Blonde (Cygnet); Wit, I Love You Because (North Coast Reperatory Theatre); Picasso at the Lapin Agile (USD); Plays by Young Writers 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012 (Playwright’s Project); Request Programme, The Cripple of Inishmaan (ion); Butcher of Baraboo, Dog Act, Expecting Isabel, Eurydice (2010 San Diego Critics Circle Nominee), Eleemosynary, The Crucible, Toughest Girl Alive, Ten Cent Night, Dead Man’s Cell Phone (Moxie); Tick, Tick…BOOM (Stone Soup); Sideman (BANG), Richard II (Intrepid), The Break-Up/Break-Down, Ragnarok, Deconstruction of a Drag Queen (Circle Circle dot dot).
Peter HermanWigs/Makeup Designer Cygnet Resident Artist. Cygnet Theatre: Costumes and Wig/Makeup Design for Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Wigs/Makeup for Dirty Blonde, Parade, A Behanding in Spokane, The Glass Menagerie, Little Shop of Horrors, Our Town, Cabaret, The Norman Conquests, Private Lives, Sweeney Todd, The Piano Lesson, It’s a Wonderful Life, Noises Off, Bed and Sofa, The History Boys, A Christmas Carol, The Receptionist, A Little Night Music, Fences, The Turn of the Screw, Communicating Doors, Arcadia, The Matchmaker. Elsewhere: Peter has designed hair and wigs for over 300 productions, including the La Jolla Playhouse, San Diego Rep, San Diego Opera, Disneyland, and various film and television projects. Film: Costume design for Ready? Ok! Peter currently teaches wigs and makeup at SDSU.
Angelica YnfanteProperties Designer Previously at Cygnet Theatre: Dirty Blonde. Angelica is a Texas State University graduate with a BFA in theatre. She made her way around the U.S. and Mexico for five years working in Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, Vermont, New York, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Cancun until she made it to sunny California where she is currently the props mistress with the San Diego Rep beginning her fourth season. She has worked with Moxie Theatre for two seasons.
Jennifer KozumplikStage Manager Cygnet Resident Artist. Cygnet Theatre: SM: Dirty Blonde, ASM: Our Town, Private Lives, Noises Off. San Diego Repertory Theatre: SM: In the Wake, Superior Donuts, Culture Clash in AmeriCCa, 2009 East Coast tour Blessing of a Broken Heart, ASM: The Who’s Tommy, The Road to Mecca, The Seafarer, Doubt, and Water and Power. ion theatre: SM: Frozen, La Gaviota, Punks. San Diego State University: SM: The Grapes of Wrath, and Proof. Jennifer received her Bachelors Degree in Theatre Arts from San Diego State University.
Patrick KellyAssistant Director Assistant Director credits include A Raisin in the Sun at Moxie and The Grapes of Wrath at SDSU. As an actor, Patrick has performed with Cygnet, Diversionary, Lynx, Starlight, Circle Circle dot dot, Triad Production, Innermission, Common Ground, and the San Diego Zoo. Patrick has a B.A. in theater performance from San Diego State University and is the Technical Director of the community-based theater company Circle Circle dot dot.
Andrew OswaldAssistant Director Andrew graduated from the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts and the North Carolina School of the Arts (B.F.A. Theatre). Andrew just arrived here from New York where he was working as both and actor and director. He was Associate Artistic Director of Bedtime Sketch Comedy for 2 years. Most recently he was Director & Co-creator of Suspended Cirque’s Subterranea – a circus/musical based on Orpheus’ descent into the Underworld and the Persephone myth. Before that he directed the premiere of As I Am Fully Known at the New York Fringe Festival. Acting Credits include Duke Orsino in Twelfth Night (Orlando Shakespeare Festival), Edgar in King Lear (Theatre Ten Ten, N.Y.), and the Captain in The Sound of Music (Lincoln Amphitheatre). Thank you to Cygnet for the opportunity to work on this beautiful play.
Jessica AguilarAssistant Stage Manager Jessica is thrilled to be back at Cygnet Theatre. A bay area native, her work has taken her throughout California. Cygnet Theatre: Fully Committed, Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Pasadena Playhouse: Blues for an Alabama Sky; Pasadena Civic: The Real Love;LATC: The Vault: Unlocked, Devil’s Advocate, Dementia; CTG: Workshops for Ken Roht’s Nutcracker, Amazingland; Geffen Playhouse: Power on Earth Tour, By the Waters of Babylon; Reprise Theater Company: Once On This Island; Marin Theatre Company: Tiny Alice, In the Red and Brown Water, Happy Now?, boom!; Lorraine Hansberry Theatre: Blues for an Alabama Sky; Wells Fargo Center: The Nutcracker; Actor’s Basement: A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Ms. Aguilar is a graduate of UCLA. She is a proud member of AEA and an avid SF Giants fan.