MAC, Miami String Project join to present Man of La Manch

MAC, Miami String Project join to present Man of La ManchaLocal high school students, ages 15-18, from the Miami String Project will perform an entire musical score alongside professional musicians and seasoned actors from the Miami Acting Company.

Both organizations strive to preserve the arts in South Florida and provide once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for music and live theater lovers. For the first time, these organizations will perform the award-winning musical Man of La Mancha, Apr. 5-7, at the scenic Banyan Bowl at Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 Red Rd. in Pinecrest.

Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

Man of La Mancha is a fivetime Tony Award-winning musical, including Best Musical. It tells the story of the “mad” knight, Don Quixote, as a play within a play. It was written by Dale Wasserman with music by Mitch Leigh and lyrics by Joe Darion.

The Miami Acting Company was established in 2006 — its main goal, to provide exceptional live theatrical performance to the South Florida area. Over the years MAC has been praised for its productions of Cats, A Chorus Line, Company, The Producers, Chicago, The Odd Couple, No Exit and The Sunshine Boys. The company expects to top itself with the beloved Man of La Mancha. This production will be directed by Pamela Kirkpatrick, an accomplished professional of the theater world, along with Miami Acting Company’s artistic director Bill Altfield, one of MAC’s founding board members.

The Miami Strings Project was born out of a simple mission — to provide gifted students with extraordinary educational and performing opportunities, to nurture future generations through outreach programs and share the love of music. The students will play alongside seasoned musicians and be led by the musical direction of Antoine Khouri, musical director for the Miami Strings Project.

For tickets visit online at www.miamiactingco.org

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