Longtime Phantom of the Opera star Davis Gaines and Olivier Award winner Lesli Margherita will co-star in the Tony Award-winning classic Man of La Mancha for Musical Theatre West, beginning Feb. 10 in Long Beach, CA.
Gaines takes on the role of Miguel de Cervantes/Don Quixote opposite Margherita (Zorro, Wicked) as Aldonza. Nick DeGruccio will direct the run through Feb. 26. Matthew Smedal will be musical director with Carlos Mendoza as choreographer.
The cast also includes Justin Robertson as Sancho, Richard Gould as the Governor/Innkeeper, Damon Kirsche as the Duke/Dr. Carrasco, Jason W. Webb as the Padre, Steven Glaudini as the Barber, Karenssa Legear as Antonia, Dynell Leigh as the Housekeeper and Sam Zeller as Pedro/Head Muleteer.
Completing the cast are Jebbel Arce, Venny Carranza, Jay Donnell, Michael Guarnera, Isaac James, Patrick Robert Kelly, A.J. Mendoza and Ramone Owens.
Based on the Miguel de Cervantes novel, Man of La Mancha features music by Mitch Leigh, lyrics by Joe Darion and book by Dale Wasserman. The popular musical following the lofty escapades of Don Quixote and his pal Sancho includes the songs "Dulcinea," "The Impossible Dream," "What Does He Want of Me," "I'm Only Thinking of Him" and "To Each His Dulcinea."
Tickets are available by phoning (562) 856-1999, ext. 4, or by visiting MusicalTheatreWest. The Musical Theatre West box office is located at 4350 E. 7th Street in Long Beach, CA.
You're invited to spend an evening filled with personal tales of difficult choices, bad breaks, worse men and some of the most glorious songs ever written. It's an intimate evening, up close with a legend.
So pull up a chair and order up a drink. Because she's got a life to sing. Tickets as low as $85!
Fuerza Bruta Wayra
Here Lies Love
On The Town
Piece of My Heart
Scenes From A Marriage
Sex With Strangers
The Country House
The Good and The True
This is Our Youth
You Can't Take It With You