Man of La Mancha

The picaresque tale of eccentric Don Quixote and his manservant Sancho Panza gets a dual-
layered treatment, depicting not only the adventures of its leading characters but also examining
the life and philosophy of its author Cervantes, during a time period when the writer is
imprisoned for acts against the church. MAN OF LA MANCHA was a surprising Broadway hit
in 1965, due primarily to its leading character’s idealistic habit of seeing life and people in their
best possible light, and also due to the enduring popularity of its signature song “The Impossible
Dream.”

  • Built: 1996

  • Supported cast: 2-prin / 8-minor / 13+male / 4+female

  • Shipping: 8-cardboard / 1-gondola

  • Alterations: None

  • Principal size range: N/a

  • # Ensemble Bottoms: N/a

  • # Ensemble Tops: N/a

  • Shoes: None

  • Wigs: None

Costumes

Costumes by Cathleen Edwards were richly designed in 1990 for the American Musical Theatre
of San Jose, then expanded and refurbished by MTWichita in 1996. They include one distinctive
costume for each of the principal characters, plus armor for the guards and a set of crimson red
Inquisition robes.

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