The Fantasticks
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Book and Lyrics by Tom Jones, Music by Harvey Schmidt
SHOW TIMES: Wednesday, March 21st -
Sunday, April 8th

Wed & Thurs 7:30pm Fri & Sat 8:00pm
Wed & Sun 2:00pm

A gem of the American theater, The Fantasticks is the longest-running musical in the world – running over over 50 years in Manhattan and entrancing generations of audiences the world over.

The Fantasticks is a funny and romantic musical tale about a boy, a girl, and their two parents who try to keep them apart. The narrator, El Gallo, originally played by Jerry Orbach, asks the audience to use their imagination and follow him into a world of moonlight and magic. The boy and the girl fall in love, grow apart, and finally find their way back to each other after realizing the truth in El Gallo’s words that “without a hurt, the heart is hollow”.  The result is a timeless fable of love that manages to be nostalgic and universal at the same time.

The famous score, which includes the classics Try To Remember, They Were You and Soon It’s Gonna Rain, is as timeless as the story itself.

No show Easter Sunday, April 1; Replacement show on Saturday, March 31st at 2pm

 

 

Director:  Jacqueline Hubbard

Choreographer:  Brian Feehan

Musical Director:

Stage Manager:  James Joseph Clark*

Scenic Designer:  Martin Scott Marchitto

Lighting Designer:

Sound Designer:  Tate R. Burmeister

Costume Designer:  Elizabeth Cipollina

* member of Actors Equity

Join us for an opening night reception following the 8:00pm performance on Friday, March 23rd. Light refreshments will be served.

 

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During its original run at the Sullivan Street Playhouse in Greenwich Village, The Fantasticks logged a record-breaking 17,162 performances. When the original production closed in 2002, news of the closing made the front page of The New York Times. In 2006, a revival opened at The Theater Center, directed by Tom Jones (author and lyricist).