Box Office – Man of La Mancha Spotlight

Man of La Mancha Spotlight

Sep 22

IMPORTANT: Different Venue

Man of La Mancha Spotlight Night will be held in the Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall. 

Benaroya Hall is located two blocks from The 5th Avenue Theatre at 3rd Avenue between University and Union Streets. Find directions here and parking information here.

FREE!  Thursday, September 22, 2016, 7 PM
General Admission seating begins at 6:30 PM

This edition of our popular Spotlight Night series will take you behind the scenes of the classic musical Man of La Mancha as it returns to The 5th Avenue Stage for the first time in 20 years.

Join us as we explore the show's journey to The 5th Avenue stage with performances by the show's stellar cast. Artistic Director and Executive Producer David Armstrong will be joined by Artistic Associate Albert Evans and a variety of other creative guests to discuss the history behind the musical and the centuries-old story.

ACT I: TILTING AT WINDMILLS: Cervantes and the Creation of Don Quixote
Don Quixote was originally published in two volumes in 1605 and 1615, telling the tale of a Spanish nobleman who reads so many chivalric stories he loses his sanity and thinks himself a knight. Find out more about Don Quixote and the author, Miguel de Cervantes, in this introduction to the author and his famous character.
With Special Guest Egils Macs, Former Head, World Languages Department, South Puget Sound Community College

ACT II: THE QUEST: The Making of Man of La Mancha
From epic novel to teleplay to full stage musical, Don Quixote has seen several reincarnations throughout the 400 years since it was first published. We will explore how Mitch Leigh came to write one of the most recognizable Broadway songs of all time—and his secret history with Sara Lee Desserts!
With Special Guest Albert Evans, 5th Avenue Artistic Associate

ACT III: OUR IMPOSSIBLE DREAM TEAM: Meet Members of the Cast and Creative Team
Hear from select cast and creative members in person as they discuss preperations and rehearsals for the first production of the 2016/17 Season.
With musical performances from The cast of Man of La Mancha

Spotlight Nights are free, however, seating in the Nordstrom Recital Hall is extremely limited and RSVPs will be required. Tickets must be shown for entry at the door. Additionally, we recommend that all patrons arrive early in order to be guaranteed a seat in this much smaller venue!

Plan Your Visit

For information about Benaroya Hall, please visit the Plan Your Visit page on the Seattle Symphony website.

Whether this is your first visit 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

Arrival Time

Spotlight Night presentations begin promptly, so please arrive early. Doors to the Nordstrom Recital Hall will open 30 minutes before the show and seating will begin at that time.

Late Seating

Patrons arriving late will be seated at the first suitable pause in the performance in the least disruptive location. Late seating cannot be guaranteed.


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


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.

Ticket Refunds & Exchanges

You may exchange your tickets if you do so 24 hours or more prior to your scheduled performance date. An exchange fee may be charged. 

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. Immediately before the show, please visit the Will Call table to pick up replacement or held tickets.

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.