“The Impossible Dream” – Man of La Mancha
Music: Mitch Leigh Lyrics: Joe Darion
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes is the inspiration behind this sumptuous musical about a delusional man on a never ending quest for good. Although he faces opposition at every turn, Quixote describes his impossible dream to the woman he has sworn his oath to in this galvanizing song. In 1963, civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr., another man trying to achieve the impossible, delivered his famous “I have a dream” speech on this day and made history. How far we have come since then, and how far we still have left to go. If only all of us dreamed the way Quixote and King did.