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Ole: A Festival in Old Spain

When: Sun., Oct. 3, 2-5 p.m. 2010

The Company Company, a nonprofit whose mission is to “re-imagine musical theater wherever people gather,” is holding a Spanish-themed fundraising event for their organization called Olé. It was initially inspired by The Man of La Mancha, a classic in musical theater set in a Spanish prison — so they’re having it at the Old City Jail. “The architecture of the old jail really impressed the board as a site with a terrific Spanish feel,” says producing director Bill Schlitt says in a press release. “It’s a magical place and a perfect setting for us to evoke the culture of Spain.” There will be Spanish-inspired music, selections from The Man of La Mancha, and Spanish dancing. Singing Chef Robert Dickson will prepare handmade tapas, and there will be a Spanish wine and sangria bar for guests to moisten their palates. Performers include counter tenor Ricard Bordas, soprano Margaret Kelly Cook, Spanish guitarist John Holenko, tenor Jonathan White, and local musical theater favorite Elizabeth Ferraro. Dress is casual. —Dustin J. Pitts

Price: $50

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