The Fantasticks

The Fantasticks
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.

"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".

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.

Concert Selections for The Fantasticks

Concert Selections are original Broadway orchestrations and exciting new symphonic arrangements of select songs for use in concert performances. Concert Selections are the perfect way to give audiences a taste of the musical theatre experience without the sets, props and costumes.

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  • SOON IT'S GONNA RAIN
    From
    FANTASTICKS, THE
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Estimated duration
    0 sec
    Music by
    Harvey Schmidt
    Lyrics by
    Tom Jones
    Instrumentation
    1 Piccolo, 1 Flute, 1 Oboe, 1 Clarinet, 1 Bass Clarinet, 1 Horn, 2 Trumpets, 2 Trombones, (3) Percussion, 1 Keyboard 1-Piano, 1 Keyboard 2-Synthesizer, (8) Violin I, (8) Violin II, (7) Viola, (6) Cello, (5) Bass, 3 Piano-Conductor Scores, 20 Vocal Books
  • TRY TO REMEMBER
    From
    FANTASTICKS, THE
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    2 MALE VOICES, 1 FEMALE VOICE, CHORUS
    Starting Key
    F
    Estimated duration
    5 min 50 sec
    Music by
    SCHMIDT, HARVEY
    Lyrics by
    JONES, TOM
    Orchestrated by
    ELLIOT , JACK
    Instrumentation
    1 Reed 1(Flute), 1 Reed 2(Oboe), 1 Reed 3(Clarinet), 1 Horn, 1 Trumpet 1, 1 Trumpet 2, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 2, 9 Violin 1, 8 Violin 2, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 3 Percussion, 2 Piano Conductor, 1 Keyboard 1, 1 Keyboard 2, 25 Chorus Books
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Questions & Answers

alternate orchestrations for Fantasticks

January 5, 2016
Hi- A group I work with is considering doing a production of the Fantasticks in 2017 or 2018 in Kensington Maryland (I would be the music director). I am curious to learn more about the alternate orchestrations listed on your website. How much additional would they cost above the usual rental fee??? Also, is there any recording of these orchestrations to hear what they would sound like? Thank you. Stuart Y. Weich
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