288 S Second St, San Jose, CA

Man of La Mancha

06/04/2022 – 06/26/2022

Previews 06/02 & 06/03

A Musical Play by Dale Wasserman
Based on Miguel de Cervantes’ “Don Quijote de la Mancha”

Music by Mitch Leigh
Lyrics by Joe Darion 

Produced and Directed by Scott Evan Guggenheim
Musical Direction by Stephen Guggenheim
Choreographed by Kristin Kusanovich
Production Design by Julie Engelbrecht
Lighting Design by Jon Gourdine
Stage Managed by Chela Noto


Experience the Poignant Story of One Man’s Ultimate Quest

What is illusion? What is sanity? What is madness? Can we create a better existence by believing hard enough in the transformative powers of grace and redemption? These are some of the challenging questions raised in the classic Broadway musical Man of La Mancha, a moving tale about a man’s refusal to give up his impossible dream.

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

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.” 

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

MAN OF LA MANCHA features Cervantes and his faithful servant, who channel the power of storytelling to recount the legend of wannabe knight Don Quixote and his trusty sidekick Sancho embarking on a journey to restore chivalry to the world, claim his lady love, and dare to dream “The Impossible Dream.” Powerful, brutal, hilarious, and heartbreaking, MAN OF LA MANCHA celebrates the perseverance of someone who refuses to relinquish his ideals or his passion.

“An exquisite musical play—the finest and most original work in our musical theatre since Fiddler on the Roof opened. It moves enthrallingly from an imaginative beginning to a heart-wrenching end.” – New York Daily News

This is a story so beloved and universal that it resonates around the world. You’re invited to linger on its relevance today, with a prison incarceration problem of massive scale and a surging mass of desperate humanity attempting to cross borders to make impossible dreams come true.

  • Tickets

    Admission: $25 – $55

    $55 Regular

    $50 Students, seniors, educators, and military

    $45 Youth

    $25 Preview Performances

    Group Discounts and Fundraising Opportunities available | Learn more

  • Showtimes

    Thursdays at 7:30pm 

    Fridays at 7:30pm

    Saturdays at 2:30pm and 7:30pm

    Sundays at 2:30pm

    No Saturday matinee on June 4

    Post-show Talk-backs: Thursday, June 9 & 23

  • Length

    Man of La Mancha runs 2 hours 30 minutes including one 15 minute intermission. 

  • Age Guide

    Man of La Mancha is recommended for guests age 10 and up with guidance of mild adult themes and humor

    This production contains mature themes and scenes of theatrical abuse that some patrons may find distressing. Guests are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the shows we offer to make informed decisions before purchasing tickets.


Stephen Guggenheim*
Don Quixote
Sandra Bengochea
Jeff LaGreca
Sancho Panza
Jim Ambler*
Isai Centeno
Brian Conway*
Jackson Davis*
Innkeeper/ Governor
Gloria Garcia Stanley
Cantaor / Maria
Scott Aaron Jackson
Captain of the Inquisition
F. James Raasch
Dr. Carrasco
Katya Roemer
Housekeeper /Guard
Emily Song
Antonia / Fermina
Chela Noto*
Production Stage Manager

Man of La Mancha is presented through special arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Tams-Witmark LLC. www.concordtheatricals.com