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Dale Wasserman
Librettist

Biography
Dale Wasserman wrote for theater, television and film for more than 50 years and is best known for the musical Man of La Mancha, a multiple Tony Award winner. He also wrote the stage play "One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest," based on Ken Kesey’s novel, which has won several Tony Awards. Both shows continue to be produced nationally and internationally with an estimated 300 productions a year. In January 1979, Dale met Martha Nelly Garza, who became his wife, loyal partner and loving companion, as he quoted in his book, The Impossible Musical (2003). More than once, Dale commented that Martha Nelly was the best thing that ever happened to him (aside from MOLM) and that it was their 30-year partnership that had been the greatest contribution to extending his life and his talents to age 94. Together, they worked on numerous musicals and several new plays.

Productions
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COMPANYTITLEDATES
Opera SaratogaMan of La Mancha7/8/2021 - 7/10/2021
Shreveport OperaMan of La Mancha11/9/2019 - 11/9/2019
Amarillo OperaMan of La Mancha4/5/2018 - 4/7/2018
Pensacola OperaMan of La Mancha3/16/2018 - 3/18/2018
Portland OperaMan of La Mancha6/9/2017 - 6/9/2017
Utah Symphony | Utah OperaMan of La Mancha1/21/2017 - 1/29/2017
Central City OperaMan of La Mancha7/18/2015 - 8/9/2015
Shreveport OperaMan of La Mancha10/23/2009 - 10/23/2009
Lyric Opera San DiegoMan of La Mancha9/9/2007 - 10/10/2007
Utah Festival OperaMan of La Mancha7/7/2006 - 7/26/2006
Skylight Music TheatreMan of La Mancha5/1/2006 - 7/1/2006
Opera ModestoMan of La Mancha11/11/2002 - 11/23/2002
Opera ColumbusMan of La Mancha7/7/2002 - 7/28/2002
Spokane OperaMan of La Mancha6/6/2002 - 6/28/2002
Opera OmahaMan of La Mancha4/4/2001 - 4/29/2001
Shepherd UniversityMan of La Mancha2/8/2001 - 2/25/2001
Amarillo OperaMan of La Mancha9/19/1998 - 9/19/1998
The Cleveland OperaMan of La Mancha6/6/1996 - 6/23/1996
Orlando OperaMan of La Mancha4/1/1994 - 4/30/1994
Sorg OperaMan of La Mancha4/1/1994 - 4/23/1994
Portland OperaMan of La Mancha2/1/1994 - 2/26/1994
Madison OperaMan of La Mancha11/1/1992 - 11/21/1992
Knoxville OperaMan of La Mancha7/1/1992 - 7/19/1992
Opera ModestoMan of La Mancha3/1/1992 - 4/1/1992


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