The Fantasticks, by Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt, is the world's longest running musical - running for over 50 years in Manhattan and entrancing generations of audiences the world over.
The Fantasticks is a funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, two fathers and a wall. The narrator, El Gallo, originally played by Jerry Orbach, 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."
The famous score, which includes the classics "Try To Remember," "They Were You" and "Soon It's Gonna Rain," is as timeless as the story itself.
The creative team behind The Fantasticks is Tom Jones (book and lyrics) and Harvey Schmidt (music). The Fantasticks began as a summer theater production at Barnard College. In May of 1960 it opened Off-Broadway, and went on to become the longest-running production in the history of stage.
Red Curtain's production of the beloved musical is directed by Kent Johnson, with musical direction by Christopher Puckett and choreography by Becky Oesch. The players are Dan Niven (El Gallo), Christopher Puckett (Matt - the Boy), Marina Pierce (Luisa - the Girl), Robert Small (Bellomy), Scott Randall (Hucklebee), Bill Kusler (Henry - the Old Actor), Joshua Read (Mortimer - the Man Who Dies), and Erin Smith (The Mute).
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