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Man of La Mancha

Oct 7 – Oct 30, 2016

Book by Dale Wasserman
Music by Mitch Leigh
Lyrics by Joe Darion
Directed by Allison Narver

Running time: Approximately 2 hours with no intermission

Don't miss this new production of one of the most heralded musicals of all time. Man of La Mancha is a glorious affirmation of the unyielding resilience of the human spirit that will leave you breathless. Inspired by one of the greatest novels in Western literature, Man of La Mancha enters the mind and world of the "mad knight" Don Quixote as he pursues his quest for the impossible dream. In a tale told by Cervantes himself in defense of his life’s work, Quixote is, against all odds, a man who sees good and innocence in a world filled with darkness and despair. Featuring stirring classic songs including “The Impossible Dream,” Man of La Mancha is a multi-Tony Award®-winning theatrical masterpiece that blurs the line between dreams and reality. It is a powerful celebration of life and the imagination. Starring Broadway’s Rufus Bonds Jr. as Don Quixote and Don Darryl Rivera as Sancho, with Nova Payton as Aldonza.

Some shows deal with mature themes and may not be appropriate for all children. For information about whether a particular show is suitable for your child, we strongly encourage you to read the Content Advisories for each production. Children under 4, including babes in arms, will not be admitted. 


Day-of-Show & See-It-Again Tickets

For many shows we offer several kinds of Day-of-Show tickets for purchase at the Box Office.

  • $20 Day-of-Show tickets for students and patrons under 25 years old. You must show a valid ID that verifies your student status or age when you purchase these tickets. 1 ticket per ID.
  • $20 Day-of-Show tickets for theater arts industry employees. You must show a current business card, valid TPS membership card or current show contract when you purchase these tickets.
  • $25 See-It-Again tickets for patrons who have already seen the current production. To purchase a See-It-Again ticket for a best-available seat, bring your paid ticket stub to the Box Office on the day of the performance you want to see.

All Day-of-Show and See-It-Again tickets are subject to availability, section limitations and ticket limits.

Man of La Mancha

Performance Date

Plan Your Visit

Whether this is your first visit to The 5th Avenue Theatre or your 50th, we want to ensure that you enjoy every moment. If you have any questions about the theater accommodations or services, please call 206-625-1900 or e-mail info@5thavenue.org.

Arrival Time

Productions begin promptly, so please arrive at least 15 minutes early. Doors open 45 minutes before the show and seating begins 30 minutes before the curtain.

Late Seating

Patrons arriving late will be seated at the first suitable pause in the performance in the least disruptive location. Following intermission, an usher will help you find your seat.

Weather

All performances will take place as scheduled, regardless of weather conditions.

Children

The 5th Avenue Theatre welcomes children ages 4 and older. Children under 4 years of age, including babes in arms, will not be admitted. 

Some shows deal with mature themes and may not be appropriate for all children. For information on whether a particular show is suitable for your child, please see the Parental Guidelines included for each show. Complimentary booster seats are available at the Coat Check.

Emergency Contact

Please leave the following information with your sitter or service, so we can quickly locate you in the event of an emergency:

Theatre Coat Check phone:  206-625-1294
Your seat location: aisle, section, row, and seat number

Coat Check, Assistive Devices, and Special Needs

Complimentary Coat Check is located in the lobby next to Aisle 3. You may check any item you don’t wish to carry into the theater. Booster seats, assistive listening headsets, and Braille playbills are available at no charge. Binoculars may be rented for $5.00.

Food & Drinks

Refreshments are available for purchase on both levels of the lobby before the performance and during intermission. Candy and beverages purchased at the lobby concession stand may be brought into the theatre. Beverages must be in a bottle with cap or a theater cup with lid. 

Ticket Refunds & Exchanges

You may exchange your tickets if you do so 24 hours or more prior to your scheduled performance date. Subscribers may exchange tickets with no exchange fee. Single-ticket buyers are charged an exchange fee. Please note: Tickets are non-refundable.

You may also donate your tickets back to the non-profit 5th Avenue Theatre. The 5th cannot guarantee that ticket donations are tax deductable and does not produce tax receipts for these donations. Please call 206.625.1900 prior to your performance  to arrange a ticket donation.

Lost Tickets

If you lose or forget your tickets, please call 206-625-1900 or 888-5TH-4TIX for a replacement. You may pick up your tickets at the Box Office on the day of the show.

Third-Party Tickets

We strongly discourage patrons from purchasing tickets through outside vendors. Tickets bought from scalpers, brokers or by other third-party means may be counterfeit or inadmissible, and they are often grossly overpriced. These purchases do not benefit the performers, producers or The 5th Avenue Theatre. Purchasing directly from the 5th Avenue Theatre is your best bet for best seats and best available prices.

Cameras & Recorders

The use of cameras and video or audio recording equipment is strictly prohibited. You may leave these items at the Coat Check.

Smoking Policy

Smoking is not allowed in any part of the theater nor within 25 feet of the theater entrance.

Firearms Policy

No firearms of any kind are allowed in any part of the theater.

Ask an Usher

If you experience any discomfort during a performance, an usher or the House Manager will be glad to assist you.

Man of La Mancha Cast (click for bios):

RUFUS BONDS, JR.

RUFUS BONDS, JR.
Don Quixote

RUFUS BONDS, JR.

RUFUS BONDS, JR.
(Don Quixote)

Bonds is an actor, director and writer who recently performed in London as Porgy in Porgy And Bess at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theater. Carnegie Hall welcomed Mr. Bonds as the Baritone- Soloist for Duke Ellington’s Sacred Music. Broadway: Rent, Once On This Island and Parade (Drama Desk Nomination for Best Supporting Actor). National tours: The Color Purple (Mister), Lion King (Mufasa), Miss Saigon (John).  Directing projects: Tarzan: The Musical, The Wiz, Into The Woods and The Wizard of Oz. Mr. Bonds is an Eugene O’Neill Semi-finalist for his play The Sisters of Rosewall High. “Faith.”

NOVA PAYTON

NOVA PAYTON
Aldonza

NOVA PAYTON

NOVA PAYTON
(Aldonza)

Payton is excited to be back at The 5th. DC Area:  Jelly's Last Jam, La Cage aux Folles, Diner, Elmer Gantry, Crossing, Defying Gravity: Making of a SuperNOVA, Dreamgirls, The Best Little Whorehouse…, Xanadu, Hairspray (Signature Theatre); A Year with Frog and Toad (Imagination Stage); Freedom’s Song (Ford’s Theatre); Godspell (Olney Theatre Center); Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Washington Savoyards); Happy Elf (Adventure Theatre); Kiss Me, Kate (Shakespeare Theatre). Regional: A Night With Janis Joplin (The 5th); Dreamgirls (Milwaukee Rep); Dreamgirls (Prince Music Theatre). National Tour: 3 Mo’ Divas (PBS Special), Smokey Joe’s Café. simply-nova.com.

DON DARRYL RIVERA

DON DARRYL RIVERA
Sancho

DON DARRYL RIVERA

DON DARRYL RIVERA
(Sancho)

Rivera is beyond thrilled to be back in his hometown! Rivera currently stars as the dastardly Iago in Disney’s Aladdin on Broadway. Regional: The 5th Avenue, Seattle Children’s Theatre, Taproot Theatre Company, Intiman Theatre, The Guthrie Theater, Children’s Theatre Company, Shakespeare Theatre Company and Chicago Children’s Theatre. Rivera is a Gregory Award winner. Special thanks to Disney and The 5th Ave! Love to his wife Kate, daughter Eloise and pup Baxter. @dondarrylrivera

ERIC ANKRIM

ERIC ANKRIM
Duke Carrasco

ERIC ANKRIM

ERIC ANKRIM
(Duke Carrasco)

Ankrim couldn’t be more inspired by a cast, team, story or theater than he is by this production’s magical combination! 5th Avenue credits include: How to Succeed… (Gregory nomination), Jacques Brel… (Gregory nomination), Carousel, First Date (Gregory nomination), Oklahoma!, RENT, Into the Woods, The Rocky Horror Show, Miss Saigon. Broadway: First Date. Endless love to Michele, Elliot, Grayson, Finley and Olivia.

MARLETTE BUCHANAN

MARLETTE BUCHANAN
Maria/Housekeeper

MARLETTE BUCHANAN

MARLETTE BUCHANAN
(Maria/Housekeeper)

Regional: Carousel (5th Avenue), Violet (ArtsWest), Passing Strange (ACT/Sidecountry), Once on This Island (Village), Nell (Ain’t Misbehavin’), Sarah (Ragtime), Porgy and Bess (Seattle Opera), Tin Pan Lady (Key City Theatre), Show Boat (Village). Film/TV: The Details, Freedom Riders, Seattle’s Stars. Buchanan is a graduate of Boston University and Fisk University.

NICK DeSANTIS

NICK DeSANTIS
Padre

NICK DeSANTIS

NICK DeSANTIS
(Padre)

DeSantis has been seen on this hallowed stage in Sunday in the Park... (Franz), ELF (Mr. Greenway), Cinderella, and The Music Man.  Other favorite roles: Les Misérables (Thenardier), No Way to Treat A Lady (Kit Gill), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Lumière) and I Am My Own Wife. Love to Tillamook, Spanks, Kindy and the kids.

LAUREN DU PREE

LAUREN DU PREE
Antonia

LAUREN DU PREE

LAUREN DU PREE
(Antonia)

Du Pree is excited to be back at The 5th! She was most recently in My Heart Is The Drum (Kanika) at Village Theatre. 5th Ave: How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Regional: Kennedy Center, Studio Theatre, Ford’s Theatre, Signature Theatre, Village Theatre. TV: Biz Kid$. justdupree.com

ALLEN FITZPATRICK

ALLEN FITZPATRICK
The Governor/Innkeeper

ALLEN FITZPATRICK

ALLEN FITZPATRICK
(The Governor/Innkeeper)

Over forty appearances on Seattle stages include 22 productions at The 5th Avenue (including Sweeney in Sweeney Todd and Biggley in How to Succeed). Ten Broadway shows including Les Misérables, 42nd Street, Driving Miss Daisy, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Passion, Memphis, Sweet Smell of Success, Damn Yankees. Artistic Director, Icicle Creek New Play Festival. allenfitzpatrick.weebly.com

JOSE J. GONZALES

JOSE J. GONZALES
The Barber

JOSE J. GONZALES

JOSE J. GONZALES
(The Barber)

This is Gonzales’ debut at The 5th. A professional jazz pianist and singer, Gonzales has been involved in the theater scene in Seattle since 1989. Credits: In the Heights, The Gypsy King, In the Penal Colony, A Streetcar Named Desire, Nine. Gonzales champions love, compassion and peace.

BRANDON O'NEILL

BRANDON O'NEILL
Pedro

BRANDON O'NEILL

BRANDON O'NEILL
(Pedro)

Select 5th Ave: Carousel, Pirates of Penzance, Guys and Dolls. Broadway: Disney's Aladdin (OBC). Select Regional: A View From the Bridge (Seattle Rep); Assassins, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Ramayana, First Date (ACT Theatre); Miss Saigon (Casa Manana); Joseph… (North Shore Music Theatre); Pirates of Penzance, Cabaret (Ordway Center). His voice can be heard nightly on Broadway, in London, and Australia as The Voice of the Cave of Wonders.  www.brandon-oneill.com.

DAVID QUICKSALL

DAVID QUICKSALL
Captain of the Inquisition

DAVID QUICKSALL

DAVID QUICKSALL
(Captain of the Inquisition)

5th Avenue credits include: Titanic – The Musical, Company, The Sound of Music, A Little Night Music and 1776. As an actor, Quicksall has also appeared at Seattle Repertory, Intiman, ACT, Seattle Children’s Theater, Book-It, Seattle Shakespeare Company and the Seagull Project.

SKIZZO ARNEDILLO ARTEAGA

SKIZZO ARNEDILLO ARTEAGA
Jose, Ensemble

SKIZZO ARNEDILLO ARTEAGA

SKIZZO ARNEDILLO ARTEAGA
(Jose, Ensemble)

5th Ave debut! Theater: Peter Pan (John), Beauty and the Beast (M7), The Wedding Singer (David u/s Sammy), Saturday Night Fever (Joey), Chicago (Harry, Judge), Sweet Charity, Carmen: The Afro-Cuban Musical. Film: La Maquina de Bailar, Bracula, Di Que Si.

JADE SOLOMON CURTIS

JADE SOLOMON CURTIS
Ensemble

JADE SOLOMON CURTIS

JADE SOLOMON CURTIS
(Ensemble)

Curtis is a Texas Native. Her theatre credits include Oklahoma! and Carousel at The 5th Ave. Companies:Wideman/Davis Dance, Spectrum Dance Theater, Alison Chase and Opus Dance Theater.

SARAH ROSE DAVIS

SARAH ROSE DAVIS
Fermina, Ensemble

SARAH ROSE DAVIS

SARAH ROSE DAVIS
(Fermina, Ensemble)

Davis starred last season as Rosemary in How to Succeed…and is thrilled to be back! 5th Ave: A Chorus Line (Maggie), Grease (Frenchy) and many more! Village Theatre: Funny Girl (Fanny Brice). Thanks to The 5th and my parents! www.sarahrosedavis.com

ERIC ESTEB

ERIC ESTEB
Juan, Ensemble

ERIC ESTEB

ERIC ESTEB
(Juan, Ensemble)

When not performing at The 5th, Esteb performs in Duo Rêves as an aerialist and dancer with his partner and true love Quynbi. See video of their work together at duoreves.com.

DAVIONE GORDON

DAVIONE GORDON
Ensemble

DAVIONE GORDON

DAVIONE GORDON
(Ensemble)

Bio to come

WILSON MENDIETA

WILSON MENDIETA
Tenorio, Ensemble

WILSON MENDIETA

WILSON MENDIETA
(Tenorio, Ensemble)

Debut at The 5th! Broadway/Tour: Man of La Mancha, Bombay Dreams, Chicago. Off-Broadway: Celia. TV: Law & Order, All My Children, Dancing with the Stars. Serves as the Director of the Musical Theater Program at the UW. wilsonmendieta.com

MAISHA MERCEE'

MAISHA MERCEE'
Ensemble

MAISHA MERCEE'

MAISHA MERCEE'
(Ensemble)

Mercee’ is making her debut with The 5th Avenue Theatre. Mercee’ is a trained dancer of both the Debbie Allen and Alvin Ailey schools. She was a dancer/teaching artist of the company CONTRA-TIEMPO.

ANNIE MORRO

ANNIE MORRO
Ensemble

ANNIE MORRO

ANNIE MORRO
(Ensemble)

Morro is thrilled to be making her debut at The 5th Avenue. Regional credits include Village Theatre’s My Fair Lady and UW Musical Theatre’s Sweet Charity. Many thanks to her family and the Cassidys.

RICHARD PEACOCK

RICHARD PEACOCK
Quito, Ensemble

RICHARD PEACOCK

RICHARD PEACOCK
(Quito, Ensemble)

After spending five months dancing in Mumbai, Peacock is ecstatic to be returning to his 5th Avenue family! Previous Seattle credits include A Chorus Line, How to Succeed… and A Christmas Story at The 5th and Xanadu at Village Theatre.

STEVEN SOFIA

STEVEN SOFIA
Paco, Ensemble

STEVEN SOFIA

STEVEN SOFIA
(Paco, Ensemble)

5th Ave debut. Artist-in-Residence at the UW’s Musical Theater program. Broadway: Chita Rivera’s The Dancers Life; Kiss Me, Kate; Chicago; Beauty and the Beast; Guys and Dolls; Betty Buckley at Carnegie Hall and Applause (Encores).

DANE STOKINGER

DANE STOKINGER
Anselmo, Ensemble

DANE STOKINGER

DANE STOKINGER
(Anselmo, Ensemble)

Bio to come

Man of La Mancha

Rating: PG-13

Man of La Mancha is set in the common room of a stone prison vault in Seville, Spain; it is the late sixteenth century. Miguel de Cervantes, the author of Don Quixote, has been arrested by the Inquisition and confined among thieves and murderers to await his trial. To recover his manuscript (which has been confiscated by the other prisoners), Cervantes and his manservant offer to enact the story of the mad knight.

 

Adult Language:

The language is mild; a couple of “hells” are heard and one “bastard.” Aldonza yells at the muleteers, “Sons of whores!” when they steal a letter from her knight. Pedro later yells, “Back, whore!” at her when she tries to help Don Quixote in a fight.

 

Sexual References:

The tavern maid, Aldonza, is seen being manhandled by the rough muleteers who patronize the inn; she pushes them away and reminds them that she needs payment in advance. She sings: “I do not like you or your brother / I do not like the life I live / But I am me, I am Aldonza, and what I give / I choose to give.” Finally, she accepts a bag of coins from Pedro. When Don Quixote addresses her as his lady, the muleteers mock her.

The muleteers singing “Little Bird” make some casual passes at Aldonza as she fills buckets with water for the horses; she pulls away from them.

A Moorish girl approaches Don Quixote performing a lascivious dance; although Sancho protests that she is “a trollop,” Don Quixote addresses her as “sweet maiden,” and when she places his hands on her breasts, asserts that “She wishes me to feel the beating of her heart.”

 

Alcohol/Drugs:

The muleteers are seen drinking ale in the inn.

 

Violence:

In the opening scene, the prisoners leap on Cervantes and his manservant, knocking them to the ground and taking every possession they carry; the governor, the leader of the prisoners, intervenes.

Pedro slaps Aldonza and sends her spinning to the ground; Don Quixote is outraged, and, with Aldonza’s and Sancho’s help, he fights the muleteers.

After their defeat by Don Quixote, the angry muleteers attack Aldonza; in a stylized and choreographed scene, she is beaten and brutalized. She loses consciousness and is carried off. When she is seen again, her face is bruised, her hair matted, her clothing in tatters.