-The perfect musical- THE FANTASTICKS
The Fantasticks original Off-Broadway production ran a total of 42 years (until 2002) and 17,162 performances, making it the world’s longest-running musical. The Fantasticks was awarded Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre in 1991, as well as an Obie Award and the 1992 Special Tony Award. Creators Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt are the recipients of the prestigious ASCAP-Richard Rogers Award for 1993, and on February 1, 1999, they were inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame at the Gershwin Theatre.
“Try To Remember” a time when this romantic charmer wasn’t enchanting audiences around the world. The Fantasticks is the longest-running musical in the world and with good reason: at the heart of its breathtaking poetry and subtle theatrical sophistication is a purity and simplicity that transcends cultural barriers. The result is a timeless fable of love that manages to be nostalgic and universal at the same time.
The Fantasticks is a funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, and their two fathers who try to keep them apart. The narrator, El Gallo, 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.”
Presented by Weber Center for the Performing Arts
Theater Rated – PG 13
All Performances are in the Veterans Studio Theatre
Friday, July 19 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, July 20 at 7:30 pm
Friday, July 26 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, July 27 at 7:30 pm
Friday, August 2 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, August 3 at 7:30 pm
General admission: $30
taxes and fees not included