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ArtisTree's Music Theatre Festival Presents, The Fantasticks

This 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.

The Longest Running Musical in History! Book & Lyrics by Tom Jones Music by Harvey Schmidt Directed & Choreographed by: Gary John La Rosa "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 the funny, romantic musical about a boy, a girl, and the two fathers who try to keep their children apart. The narrator, El Gallo, asks the audience to use its imagination and follow him into a world of moonlight and magic, as the boy and the girl fall in love, drift apart, and finally find their way back to each other. They’ve come to realize the truth in El Gallo's words: "Without a hurt, the heart is hollow.” Featuring Broadway's Ken Prymus (Cats, The Wiz), this 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. Directed & Choreographed by: Gary John La Rosa The Fantasticks is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).


September 13-16, 19-23, 26-29

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  • Weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
  • Sep 13, 2018 through Sep 29, 2018
  • 7:00PM - 7:00PM
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