Six students from the Miami Strings Project will perform an entire musical score alongside veteran actors from the Miami Acting Company in a production of Man of La Mancha at the Pinecrest Gardens Banyan Bowl on April 5-7.
Man of La Mancha is a five-time Tony award winner, including Best Musical, and 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 Pinecrest production will be directed by Pamela Kirkpatrick and the Miami Acting Company’s artistic director Bill Altfield.
Both the Miami Strings Project and the Miami Acting Company strive to preserve the arts in South Florida and provide unique opportunities for music lovers.
The Miami Acting Company was established in 2006 with the primary goal of providing live theatrical performance to the South Florida community. Over the years, the company 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 Miami Strings Project was founded to provide gifted students with extraordinary educational and performing opportunities, to nurture future generations through outreach programs and to share the love of music. The Miami Strings students will play alongside veteran musicians under the musical direction of Antoine Khouri, musical director for the Strings Project.
Performances are scheduled for 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, April 5-6, and 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 7.
For more information and to purchase tickets, go to www.miamiactingco.com