Director: Stephen M. Guice
Music Director: Susan Brandt
Location: Cresson Lake Playhouse
279 Shapiro Road, Loretto
Performance Dates: May 23 – June 2, 2013
Curtain: Thursday - Saturday @8:00PM
Sunday May 26 @ 2:00 PM
Tickets: Adult $17 Students under 18 - $10
Contact: Elaine Mastalski
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 production of any kind 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 FANTASTICK’S is under the direction of Stephen M Guice who is making his directorial debut at the playhouse. Music direction provided by Susan Brandt
THE FANTASTICK’S 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.
The show's original off-Broadway production ran a total of 42 years and 17,162 performances, making it the world's longest-running musical. The musical was produced by Lore Noto. It was awarded Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre in 1991. The poetic book and breezy, inventive score, including such familiar songs helped make this show so durable. Many productions followed, as well as television and film versions. The musical has played throughout the U.S. and in at least 67 foreign countries.
THE FANTASTICKS’S CAST
El Gallo - Jake Baskin
Matt - Jordan Murphy
Luisa Megan Maracuarelle - Jones
Hucklebee - Tony Malvoisin
Bellomy – Matthew Ryan
George Baumer - Mortimer
Toni Demi – Henry
Mutes – Carley Ingold and Bre Corle
Curtain Times: Thursday through Saturday at 8:00 p.m. Sunday @ 2:00 pm.
Single Tickets: Adults $17 Students under18 - $10
For more information or to place your order for tickets please call the CLP offices at 814-472-4333 Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Tickets will also be available at the door. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Box Office Manager at 814-472-4333 or email at CressonLakePlayhouse@verizon.