Man of La Mancha

Presented by San Jose Playhouse

Don Quixote, Sancho Panza and Aldonza/Dulcinea

San Jose Playhouse presents Man of La Mancha. A Musical Play by Dale Wassermanbased on Miguel de Cervantes’ “Don Quijote de la Mancha” Music by Mitch Leigh and Lyrics by Joe Darion 

SYNOPSIS: During the days of the Spanish Inquisition, failed writer and actor Miguel de Cervantes and his manservant survive as tax collectors but are soon imprisoned after being accused of crimes against the church. Facing the wrath of their fellow inmates, Cervantes must persuade the mob not to burn his prized manuscript by performing it for them…the tale of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza.

TO DREAM THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM. Inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’ seventeenth-century masterpiece Don Quixote, Man of La Mancha is one of the world’s most successful musicals. Winner of five Tony Awards and full of laughter, love and unruly windmills, MAN OF LA MANCHA will leave you breathless with a score that includes the touching ode to romance, “Dulcinea” ...the heroic “I, Don Quixote” ...and the unforgettable “The Impossible Dream.” 

The original 1965 Broadway production ran for 2,328 performances and won five Tony Awards including Best Musical. The musical has been revived four times on Broadway, becoming one of the most enduring works of musical theater.

·      “Man of La Mancha is a triumph of creative imagination and stagecraft.” – New York Post

·      “An exquisite musical play. It moves enthrallingly from an imaginative beginning to a heart-wrenching end.” – New York Daily News

·      “Man of La Mancha has a heart that sings and a spirit that soars.” – Rolling Stone

RE: Cast List and Union Status

Miguel de Cervantes/Don Quixote/Alonso Quijana: Stephen Guggenheim*
Sancho Panza: Jeff LaGreca
Aldonza/Dulcinea/Prisoner: Sandra Bengochea
Dr. Carrasco / Duke /Pedro: F. James Raasch
Innkeeper/ Governor: Jackson Davis* 
Antonia / Fermina /Prisoner: Emily Song
Padre /Anselmo/Prisoner:  Jim Ambler*
Housekeeper/Barber/Prisoner: Katya Roemer
Captain of the Inquisition/Paco/Moor/Prisoner: Scott Jackson
Tenorio/The Mule/Prisoner: Brian Conway*
Jose/Juan/The Horse/Prisoner: Isai Centeno
Cantaor/Maria/Prisoner: Gloria Garcia Stanley

*Member of Actors Equity Association

City: San Jose
Price Range:
$45 to $55


Scott Evan Guggenheim Director
Stephen Guggenheim Musican Director
Kristin Kusanovich Choreographer

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