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, their two fathers and a love that grows with each season.
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
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 classics.
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Victor Hugo's great classic Les Miserables was called "one of the best sellers of the ages." Within 24 hours of publication in 1862, the first Paris edition of 7,000 copies were completely sold out.