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‘Man of La Mancha’ limited run at Freud Playhouse

Posted: February 13, 2009 2:52 p.m.
Updated: February 13, 2009 12:00 p.m.

Brent Spiner and Julia Migenes in The Reprise Theatre Company production of "Man of La Mancha."

The 2008-2009 Reprise Theatre Company season continues with the classic international hit "Man of La Mancha," starring Brent Spiner as Cervantes/Quixote.

Julia Migenes, the renowned opera and theatre performer, will play Aldonza/Dulcinea; Valerie Perri will play the role of Aldonza/Dulcinea at matinee performances; and Tony nominee Lee Wilkof will play Sancho Panza.

The production will be directed by Michael Michetti, co-artistic director of The Theatre at Boston Court. "La Mancha" will play in a limited engagement of 19 performances Feb. 14-March 1 at the Freud Playhouse on the campus of UCLA.

The cast also includes George Ball, Brad Culver, Thomas Fiscella, Christopher Guilmet, Daniel Guzman, John Kassir, Ethan Le Phong, Robert Mammana, Maegan McConnell, Stefan Raulston, John J. Todd, Wendy Worthington, and Sam Zeller.

Spiner played the android, Data, on "Star Trek the Next Generation" for seven seasons and in four feature films. His other film work includes: "The Aviator," "Independence Day," "Out to Sea," "Superhero," "Master of Disguise" and "South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut." He was a series regular on "Threshold." Other television credits include "Geppetto," "The Poder Heart" on PBS, and "Introducing Dorothy Dandridge" on HBO.

Migenes began her Broadway career as a member of the original cast of "Fiddler on the Roof" with Zero Mostel, and she played Maria in "West Side Story."

Perri is best known to theater audiences for her Award-winning performance in the lead role of Eva Peron in the Tony Award-winning musical "Evita." Directed by the legendary Harold Prince, she headed the first National Touring production performing the lead role across the United States and Canada.

Lee Wilkof appeared on "Ally McBeal" and "Max Headroom," and guest starring in many series including "Newhart." His films include, "This Boy's Life," "Chattahoochee," "Private Parts," "School of Rock," and "The Grey Zone," "Old Loves" and "Before the Devil knows You're Dead."

"Man of La Mancha" is one of the great international hits of the American musical stage, it ran 2,328 performances on Broadway. It had a single hit on the charts - "The Impossible Dream" - one of the most well known songs from any musical.


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