The Spanish Inquisition isnt the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a Broadway musical, but Man of La Mancha manages to pull it off. The storys hero, Don Quixote, goes around fighting with imagined foes, bringing justice to the world that exists only inside his head. That the bad guys are actually just some innocent windmills doesnt make Quixote any less heroic. Dont be surprised if you get a little choked up when the first few bars of The Impossible Dream start playing. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, with an additional 2 p.m. performance Sunday, February 8. Through February 8. Hobby Center, 800 Bagby. For information, call 713-861-7045 or visit www.masqueradetheatre.com. $36.25 to $56.25.
Fri., Jan. 30, 8 p.m.; Sat., Jan. 31, 8 p.m.; Sun., Feb. 1, 2 p.m.; Feb. 6-Jan. 7, 8 p.m.; Sun., Feb. 8, 2 p.m., 2009