Man of La Mancha
September 6 - October 8, 2017 | Margeson Theater
Featuring Davis Gaines
With incredible songs that you know and love, you won’t want to miss Orlando Shakes’ next big musical.
Book by Dale Wasserman | Music by Mitch Leigh | Lyrics by Joe Darion
Inspired by one of the greatest novels in Western literature, Man of La Mancha tells the tale of the “mad knight” Don Quixote as he pursues his quest for the impossible dream. Trapped inside the walls of a dungeon during the Spanish Inquisition, Don Quixote transforms his surroundings into a magical landscape of epic battles, majestic lords and ladies, and beautiful dreams.
The internationally acclaimed, Tony Award-winning musical is a glorious affirmation of the unyielding resilience of the human spirit. Featuring the classic song “The Impossible Dream,” this timeless tale of love and adventure has inspired audiences for decades.
NEW! Grab great seats for our innovative Man of La Mancha staging.
Pre-sale ticket demand for Man of La Mancha has been incredible. To better accommodate growing audiences, Man of La Mancha will now appear in-the-round within the already intimate Margeson Theater. Click here to view the seating map for all Man of La Mancha performances.
Director: Nick DeGruccio
Musical Director: Michael Raabe
Choreographer: Kim Ball
Scenic Design: Jim Hunter
Lighting Design: Bert Scott
Costume Designer: Denise R. Warner
Sound Designer: Craig Beyrooti
Audio Engineer: Britt Sandusky
* Member of Actors’ Equity Association (AEA)
** Member of United Scenic Artists (USA)
*** Member Society of Directors and Choreographers (SDC)
Meet the Cast
E. Mani Cadet*
Patrick Oliver Jones*
Dr. Carrasco/Duke/Knight of Mirrors
Additional casting to be announced at a later date.
Critic and Audience Reviews
Gaines not only has one of the best tenor voices in the business, but has such clear and eloquent diction, which serves him well, especially as he transitions from Cervantes to the madness of Alonso Quijana and Quixote.