The Tony Award-winning musical Man Of La Mancha returns to the West Virginia University Creative Arts Center stage Wednesday, March 5.

Showtime is set for 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at the Mountainlair and Creative Arts Center box offices, and by phone at 304-293-SHOW and 800-745-3000.

Enter the mind and the world of Don Quixote as he pursues his quest for the impossible dream in this all new nationally touring production. In this lyrical and amusing adventure, Miguel de Cervantes has been thrown into a dungeon, awaiting trial by the Inquisition for an offense against the Church. But first he must face a kangaroo court of his fellow prisoners: thieves, cutthroats and trollops who propose to steal his meager possessions, including the unfinished manuscript of a novel called “Don Quixote.”

Man of La Mancha was an immediate hit on Broadway – winning five Tony Awards for its creators and star, Best Musical awards from the New York Drama Critic’s Circle, the Outer Circle, The Variety Poll and the Saturday Review. It remained on Broadway for five years, beating the record runs of such other great musicals as The Sound Of Music, and Guys and Dolls. Man Of La Mancha played for more than 2,000 performances in New York at the ANTA Washington Square Theatre and on Broadway at the Martin Beck, Eden and Mark Hellinger Theatres.

With more than 20 rousing songs, including the timeless and haunting “The Impossible Dream,” The New York Daily News calls Man of La Mancha “the musical that’s set above and apart from all the others by touching the heart! An exquisite musical play.” Don’t miss the production The New York Times says is full of “charm, gallantry and delicacy of spirit” in the intimacy of the Creative Arts Center Clay Theatre.

Showtime is set for 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 5, at the WVU Creative Arts Center. Tickets range from $44 to $55, depending on seat location and availability. Student tickets are available for $28 with a valid WVU ID at the campus box offices (one discounted ticket per valid ID). Tickets are on sale now at the Mountainlair and Creative Arts Center box offices, online at, or by calling 304-293-SHOW and 800-745-3000.

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