Venue Details

255 Star Starred
Segerstrom Stage, South Coast Repertory
655 Town Center Drive Costa Mesa, CA 92626
714-708-5555
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8 ratings
4.8 average rating
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363 events
290 reviews
483 stars
attended May 12 2013

My first time seeing this production and it seemed to be performed very well, I just thought the source material was a bit long and repetitive. The two others I attended... continued

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320 events
18 reviews
37 stars
attended May 15 2013

I have seen many productions of The Fantastics over the years, and it is one of my favorite "small" musicals. SCR's rates as one of the best I've seen! The show is... continued

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57 events
37 reviews
61 stars
attended May 14 2013

This is apparently a new presentation of a classic, but I never saw it before so I'm not entirely sure what the new parts are. It may be the magic tricks and illusions... continued

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http://www.scr.org/calendar/view.aspx?id=5168

Description

A carnival midway of magic, mischief and theatrical thrills! Amanda Dehnert, celebrated throughout the American theatre for re-imagining classics, has added a multitude of visual delights and fantastical illusions to the original charm and beautiful ballads (like the haunting “Try to Remember”) of The Fantasticks_. When two scheming fathers conspire with the mysterious El Gallo to keep their daughter and son apart (to be sure they’ll fall in love!) the dewy-eyed lovers venture into the real world. But as fantasy turns to reality, El Gallo is there to remind them that “without the hurt, the heart is hollow” in one of the most popular musicals of all time, which the _Washington Post calls, “Fresh and alive again.”  

About the Ticket Supplier: South Coast Repertory

South Coast Repertory stands on three strong pillars -- artistic vision, a dynamic audience and exemplary community leadership. And as SCR enters its fifth decade, its vision, audience and leaders have given it a national standing second to none.