The world’s longest-running musical returns to the stage in Central Indiana with this contemporary staging of The Fantasticks.. The famous score, which includes the classics Try To Remember, They Were You and Soon It’s Gonna Rain, has earned the same timeless appreciation as the story itself. Enjoying an off-Broadway run of over 50 years in Manhattan, the story is both poetry and subtle theatrical sophistication as well as purity and simplicity that transcends cultural barriers.
Actors Theatre of Indiana
The Studio Theatre at The Center for the Performing Arts
September 11-27, 2015
The Fantasticks, by Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt, is a funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, two fathers and a wall. The narrator, El Gallo, (originally played by Law and Order’s 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”.
It is a timeless fable of love that manages to be nostalgic and universal at the same time.
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