Modern spinmeisters covet the talents of someone such as Alonso Quijana, the chivalrous but insane protagonist of Miguel de Cervantes' Don Quixote. To be able to turn yourself into a knight, a sway-backed nag into a mighty steed, a dishrag into a silk scarf and a barmaid/whore into the ideal ladywell, who wouldnt envy those PR skills? We who have reality thrust at us 24 hours a day by pundits, the blogosphere and CNN can appreciate Quixote's yearning for escapism and dissociation. And what goes better with a psychotic break than a few jaunty show tunes? Tune in, turn on and drop out with Water Tower Theatre's Man of La Mancha Thursday through October 29 at Addison Theatre Centre, 15650 Addison Road. Tickets are $20 to $30. Call 972-450-6232 or visit watertowertheatre.org.
Wednesdays, Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.; Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. Starts: Oct. 5. Continues through Oct. 29