Venue Details

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Altarena Playhouse
Across from Lincoln Park 1409 High Street Alameda, CA 94501
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6 events
2 reviews
3 stars
We brought a picnic, parked across the street from the theatre and had a lovely picnic in Lincoln Park's lovely rose garden.
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22 events
9 reviews
11 stars
No bad sitting, it's a compact theater and the stage is right there a few feet away
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Reviews & Ratings

"Man of La Mancha"
20 ratings
4.5 average rating
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45 events
8 reviews
20 stars
attended Mar 12 2010

This is a delightful production.....intimate and close, exciting and poignant. Directed well, the actors give it their all and in particular Mr. LaMont Ridgell (Don Quixote) made us believe this story as he masterfully tranformed from Cervantes...continued

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787 events
411 reviews
316 stars
attended Feb 28 2010

One of my favorite small theater companies in the East Bay. This production was great as expected. The male lead singer/actor earns 4 stars for such a strong beautiful voice. I would like to see him in any other production. I give this 3 stars...continued

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5 reviews
3 stars
attended Mar 07 2010

My husband and I attended on Sunday. It was a fast paced performance and one of our favorite shows to see. This is the first time seeing Man of La Mancha in this a small of a theater and it worked out well. The music was a little loud at times,...continued

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Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes was sold into slavery, excommunicated from the Church, imprisoned in debtors’ jail, and died poor.  Yet his alter ego Don Quixote de la Mancha sees only the best in everyone and pursues the loftiest ideals, “no matter how hopeless, no matter how far.”  Initially ridiculed as an idealistic fool, Quixote eventually transforms those around him, helping them see the world “not as it is, but as it ought to be.” The show’s signature song “The Impossible Dream”, an anthem for anyone on a quest of their own, makes this story as powerful today as it was in Cervantes’ time.