The Fantasticks


The Fantasticks


Book by  Tom Jones
Music by  Harvey Schmidt
Lyrics by  Tom Jones
Based on Les Romanesques by Edmond Rostand

Two Acts, Book Musical, Rated G
Original Off-Broadway Version
*Also available with 16 piece orchestration

There's always time to remember this romantic fable about a boy, a girl and their two fathers.

Talk about a time-proven audience-pleaser! "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, two fathers and a wall. 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".

With its minimal costumes, small band and virtually non-existent set, THE FANTASTICKS is an intimate show which may be performed in virtually any space, engaging the audience's imagination and showcasing a strong ensemble cast. Its moving tale of young lovers who become disillusioned, only to discover a more mature, meaningful love is punctuated by a bountiful series of catchy, memorable songs, many of which have become standards.

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