Man of La Mancha

Submitted by Justine E. Hausheer on Tue, 03/19/2013 - 9:39am

What better way to tell the tale of Don Quixote than through the eyes of the novel's author? Imprisoned by the Spanish Inquisition and awaiting trial, this musical tells the story of Miguel de Cervantes. To save his life’s work he acts out his novel with his fellow prisoners, and thus begins the tale of Don Quixote de la Mancha, the windmill-jousting mad knight on a quest with his sidekick Sancho Panza. (Tue 7:30 p.m.; Wed 1 p.m., 7:30 p.m.; Thu-Fri 7:30 p.m.; Sat 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m.; Sun 2 p.m.)

SFJAZZ Collective

Submitted by Jake Jensen on Mon, 03/18/2013 - 11:10am

Created by SFJAZZ—a San Francisco nonprofit dedicated to jazz education and performance—this eight-member troupe boasts some of modern jazz’s biggest names, including Stefon Harris, David Sánchez, and Robin Eubanks. The members fuse their multi-national roots—they hail from Puerto Rico, Venezuela, New Zealand, Israel, and the United States—as they perform the music of a different genre great each year. On this tour, the troupe will be paying homage to Chick Corea, a lauded jazz-fusion pianist and composer who has won 20 Grammy Awards out of a staggering 61 nominations. Tue 7:30 p.m.

Michael Flatley's Lord of the Dance

Submitted by Kiki Turner on Fri, 01/18/2013 - 2:44pm

This troupe of nationally and internationally recognized dancers may not have pointed ears or pots of gold, but their precise Irish dance steps make you think they possess a little leprechaun magic. The show, which has been running for more than 15 years, returns to Colorado just after St. Patrick’s Day. Traditional Celtic music, composed from flutes, fiddles, and crooning bagpipes, sets the beat for more than 40 dancers telling a passionate love story by tapping, leaping, and kicking across the stage. Tue 7:30 p.m.