David Pittsinger opens 2018 season in The Fantasticks
Ivoryton – The Ivoryton Playhouse will open its 2018 season with a romantic fable that has enchanted audiences around the world for over fifty years. THE FANTASTICKS by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt is a timeless tale of young love, shattered dreams and universal truths and it opens in Ivoryton on Wednesday, March 21st, 2018.
The show was first performed Off Broadway in May, 1960 and ran for 42 years, making it the world’s longest running musical. It has helped launch the careers of Liza Minnelli, Glenn Close, F. Murray Abraham, Kristin Chenoweth, and even Ricardo Montalbán.
THE FANTASTICKS has been performed in 82 countries, and each year some 250 productions are mounted worldwide. Its themes — the blind passion of youth, the meddling of parents, the deepening of love through pain and struggle — are timeless and continue to captivate audiences everywhere. This intimate show with a bounty of catchy tunes and beautiful melodies, including the classic “Try to remember the kind of September…”, is a quintessential celebration of love in all its gorgeous simplicity and heartbreaking complexities
David Pittsinger*, who has performed in Ivoryton to great critical acclaim as Emile de Becque in SOUTH PACIFIC, and Don Quixote in MAN OF LA MANCHA, will be playing the storyteller – El Gallo. He will be joined by his wife, Patricia Schuman*, Carly Callahan, R. Bruce Connelly*, William Clark, Kimberley Immanuel*, Ryan Bloomquist and Cory Candelet.
The show is directed and choreographed by Brian Feehan, the set is designed by Martin Marchitto, lighting by Marcus Abbott and costumes by Elizabeth Cipollina. Musical direction is by Jill Brunelle.
Don’t miss this opportunity to fall in love and catch the magic!
THE FANTASTICKS opens at the Ivoryton Playhouse on March 21st and runs through April 8th 2018. Performance times are Wednesday and Sunday matinees at 2pm. Evening performances are Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30pm, Friday and Saturday at 8pm. There will be no performance on Easter Sunday, April 1; Replacement show on Saturday, March 31st at 2pm
Tickets are $50 for adults, $45 for seniors, $22 for students and $17 for children and are available by calling the Playhouse box office at 860-767-7318 or by visiting our website at www.ivorytonplayhouse.org (Group rates are available by calling the box office for information.) The Playhouse is located at 103 Main Street in Ivoryton.
*denotes member of Actors Equity
Members of the press are welcome at any performance after March 22nd.
Please call ahead for tickets.