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Theater League to Present “Man of La Mancha” At Clifton High School

Show Opens On July 15th!

CLIFTON, NJ – The Theater League of Clifton will stage a production of the Broadway musical “Man of La Mancha” at the Clifton High School auditorium, 333 Colfax Ave. Performances are slated for July 15, 16, 17, 22, 23 and 24.

Friday and Saturday night performances begin at 7:30 pm; Sunday matinees begin at 2:00 pm. Advance tickets are priced $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors. Tickets sold at the door are priced at $25 for adults and $20 for students and seniors. Free parking is available at Clifton High School.

Tickets can be reserved online via credit card at the Theater League website ( or by calling the Theater League box office at (973) 928-7668. Group rates are available by phone only. Tickets also can be reserved by mail with a check at Theater League of Clifton, P.O. Box 4072, Clifton, 07012 (include the show date and time).

Cast members include Frank Ortega (Don Quixote), Matthew Blum (Sancho Panza), Sindy De La Cruz (Aldonza), David Shaw, Don Flynn, Romana Schaeffer, Luke Ostrow, Karen Bednarz, Felipe Rodriguez, Jessa Blackthorne, Stuart Shafran, Thomas Sherlock, Kenneth Fowler, Drew McGuinness, Emma Wein, Wendi Marak, and Amanda Regan.

Maren Sugarman will direct the musical, Jalmari Vanamo serves as the musical director, Chris Robertson is the fight director and John Traier is the producer. Sugarman directed the Theater League’s production of “Oliver” in November 2019.

A beloved theatrical classic, “Man of La Mancha,” written by Dale Wasserman, with music by Mitch Leigh and lyrics by Joe Darion, opened at Broadway’s Martin Beck Theater on March 20, 1965, and had a run of over 2,300 shows. There have been numerous revivals and regional productions over the years. The production is best known for its signature song, “The Impossible Dream.”

Founded in 2005, the Theater League of Clifton is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering an appreciation of the arts through theatrical performances, while providing quality entertainment for all ages. The Theater League of Clifton welcomes volunteers in all aspects of performance and production. Mark Peterson is the president of the Theater League.


By Michael Gabriele

PHOTO CAPTION: Cast members of “Man of La Mancha” pose for the camera during a rehearsal break. The Theater League of Clifton will present the beloved Broadway musical at the Clifton High School auditorium, 333 Colfax Ave. Opening night is Friday, July 15. Call the Theater League box office at (973) 928-7668 to make reservations or visit the group’s website (