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113 Star Starred
Altarena Playhouse
Across from Lincoln Park 1409 High Street Alameda, CA 94501
510-523-1553
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4.5 / 5 Rated by 20 members
Review from esther la
9 events 6 reviews

I enjoyed the production, and was particularly impressed by the performance of the lead actor. Not only does he have a strong singing voice, but he played the part of Don Quixote beautifully.

reviewed Feb 27 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Alison
54 events 8 reviews

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

reviewed Mar 12 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Linda Peifer
19 events 5 reviews

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

reviewed Mar 07 2010 report as inappropriate
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Description

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.

<em>Eclipsed</em> <em>Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin</em> Yoshi's Oakland Balé Folclórico da Bahia <em>Betroffenheit</em> <em>Cirque du Soleil: LUZIA</em>