Man of La Mancha
by Georgetown Palace Theatre

Apr. 14 - May. 07, 2017

At Georgetown’s historic Palace Theatre from April 14 to May 7, Don Quixote rides again!  You can dream the impossible dream full of adventure and music led by the storyteller Miguel de Cervantes as he portrays the ultimate Knight Errant, Don Quixote.  The wild winds of fortune have swept Cervantes into the Spanish Inquisition where he sits in jail awaiting trial. There he entertains his fellow prisoners with tales of chivalry and battles with evil (and windmills). You will meet his side-kick Sancho and the serving girl, Aldonza, whom he imagines is the beautiful lady Dulcinea.  


The Palace’s artistic director, Mary Ellen Butler, directs Man of La Mancha with style and spirit, taking her cues from the sweeping story and the soaring music of this timeless tale of adventure and love in unexpected places.  Written by Dale Wasserman, with Music by Mitch Leigh and Lyrics by Joe Darion, Man of La Mancha is based on Miguel de Cervantes’ epic 17th-century novel, Don Quixote.  It is a remarkable, poignant, moving musical that was one of the first shows to turn a piece of historical literature into a musical play.  Set in the context of the Spanish Inquisition, Man of La Mancha is presented as a play-within-a-play, featuring such stirring songs as “Dulcinea” and the now-famous standard, “Quest” – more famously known as “The Impossible Dream.”  

Suggested Rating:  For Mature Audiences Only.

 Austin Kimble and Kelsey Kimble combine their impressive musical talent and experience as co-Music Directors for Man of La Mancha.  Austin Kimble is an Austin-based pianist and educator whose career has spanned the worlds of musical theatre, jazz, classical, and pop music. His Palace credits are numerous!  Kelsey Kimble uses her experience performing a variety of different genres to entertain and educate others.  She enjoys singing jazz music with her husband and jazz pianist, Austin Kimble, and she also writes and performs original rock music with their band, The Kimbles.

Barb Jernigan (Set Artist) has been thrilling Palace audiences with her set artistry since 2005 during the first Palace production of The Music Man, when a little "I got this" set repair won her a permanent job!  And as always the PALACE SET BUILDERS are the most popular people on campus!  


Damon Brown as Quixote/Cervantes is most welcome as he makes his first Palace appearance.  Damon, based in Austin, is well known as co-creator of The Biscuit Brothers and a writer and director on that Emmy-award-winning PBS musical television series. The amazing Sheree Bristoll is back on the Palace stage in the challenging role of Aldonza. Other notable Palace roles for Sheree have included Roxie Hart in Chicago, Jellylorum in CATS, and Sheila in A Chorus Line.  



Man of La Mancha
by Dale Wasserman, Mitch Leigh, Joe Darion
Georgetown Palace Theatre

April 14 - May 07, 2017
Georgetown Palace Theatre
810 South Austin Avenue
Georgetown, TX, 78626

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m.

Performances of Man of La Mancha at the Palace begin on Friday, April 14, 2017, and run for 4 weekends through Sunday, May 7, 2017.  Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday shows are at 2:00 p.m.    

 NOTE:  Saturday Matinees at 3:00 p.m. have been added for April 22nd, 29th, and May 6th.  

 Suggested Rating:  For Mature Audiences Only.

Ticket prices for the 2016-2017 Season are $30 Adults, $28 Seniors (55+), $28 Students and Active Military, and $14 Children (13 & younger).  *$1 Ticketing Fee will be added per ticket at checkout.  *Student Rush Tickets $17 at the door with student ID.  Group rates are available for 20 or more.  The Palace seats about 295, with reserved seating paid for in the ticket price. 

The Palace office in the lobby of the theatre is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. (except for some holiday dates).  Purchase tickets and select seating online at or by calling 512-869-7469.  (Please call ahead regarding special needs seating.)  Visa, Master Card, Discover, and American Express are accepted.