The Fantasticks


Reneé G. O’Leary Annual FUNdraiser
June 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24 @ 8pm / Jun 11, 18 @ 2pm / 2017

book and lyrics by Tom Jones
music by Harvey Schmidt
directed by Ray Barto
music directed by William Fellner
with the talents of Susan Boudreaux, Jim Conte, Sam Dressler, Robert Miller, Renee O’Leary, Dona Marie Pizzo, Patrick Ruegsegger, Samuel White and Dennis E. Williams

The Fantasticks
The Fantasticks is a 1960 musical with music by Harvey Schmidt and lyrics by Tom Jones. It tells an allegorical story, loosely based on the play The Romancers (Les Romanesques) by Edmond Rostand, concerning two neighboring fathers who trick their children, Luisa and Matt, into falling in love by pretending to feud. The fathers hire traveling actors to stage a mock abduction, so that Matt can heroically seem to save Luisa, ending the supposed feud. When the children discover the deception, they reject the arranged love match and separate. Each then gains disillusioning experiences of the real world, seen in parallel fantasy sequences. They return to each other bruised but enlightened, and they renew their vows with more maturity.

* Mark Your Calendar

Jun 9 @ 8 pmJun 10 @ 8 pmJun 11 @ 2 pm
Jun 16 @ 8 pmJun 17 @ 8 pmJun 18 @ 2 pm
Jun 23 @ 8 pmJun 24 @ 8 pm
All Tickets:$20 // No Discounts. No Complimentary Passes

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