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Playwright

Tom Jones, Harvey Schmidt

Performance Dates

June 5-8, 12-14, 19-21, 2014

Creative Team

Directed by..................................David Caldwell

Music Director by........................Dennis Davenport

Choreography by........................Stella Hiatt Kane

Scenic Design by........................Rob Johnson

Costume Design by....................Rebecca White

Lighting Design by......................Andy Baker

Sound Design by........................Doc Davis

Stage Managed by.....................Erin McCoy

Synopsis

Whimsical, poignant, and romantic, The Fantasticks is an allegorical story that focuses on two young lovers, their meddling fathers, and the journey we all must take through adolescent thrills, the growing pains of hurt and betrayal, the highs of passion, the challenges of distance, and the agonies of heartbreak to discover how to truly love. In a theatrical and inventive fashion, our gallant and enigmatic narrator--El Gallo--introduces us to a pair of young lovers, Matt and Luisa, who experience the magical, moonlit phase of falling in love. For a time, romance seems perpetually exciting, and heroics seem always to save the day. However, El Gallo leads our young protagonists from the romantic moonlight into the harsh sunshine, where the weaknesses in their relationship are exposed and the reality of the struggles and heartache love brings is revealed. With the understanding that “without a hurt the heart is hollow,” Matt and Luisa manage to find their own identities, and in turn, to discover their strengths as a couple in times of both darkness and light. With the record for the longest American theatrical run, The Fantasticks is a gem of the American musical theatre. Featuring timeless classics like “Try to Remember” and “Soon It’s Gonna Rain,” this simple and beautiful ensemble piece is as beloved and as timely as it was when it opened over 50 years ago.

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Disciplines

Acting | Dance | Theatre and Performance Studies | Theatre History

Keywords

OST, Summer Stock, Otterbein Theatre, Musicals

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