The Fantasticks, Off-Broadway's Longest-Running Musical
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The last date listed for The Fantasticks was Thursday September 26, 2013 / 8:00pm.
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With its hot-house emotions and lush melodies, this Pulitzer- and Tony Award-winning musical has melted the hearts of audiences for over 60 years. At once a romantic musical and a deeply felt drama, South Pacific tells the story of Americans stationed in an unfamiliar culture in wartime, a situation as relevant today as when it first thrilled audiences in 1949. Timeless themes such as love, prejudice, happiness and cultural differences are tackled with the help of an immortal score, filled with all-time favorites like "Some Enchanted Evening," "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair" and "Bali Ha'i." Learn More
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Featured review from K.L.
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On the whole, I'm glad to have seen this production of The Fantasticks, because I really enjoy the story and the music, but the quality was only so-so. I saw it on 9/5/13, which I believe was the first night tickets were available, so perhaps some of the unevenness will be smoothed out and some of the weak points improved over the course of the run. The actors playing Luisa and El Gallo were the strongest in a cast of varying acting, singing, and dancing capabilities. Their scenes and the ones involving the parents were among the most enjoyable. One of the biggest disappointments, on the other hand, was the virtual lack of chemistry between Luisa and Matt, which took almost all charm and enchantment out of their pivotal scenes. Also, the actor playing Matt did not have much oomph behind his signing, so, even though he sang the songs nicely, his singing seemed weak, and that lowered the energy level of his scenes. I'm relieved to have seen this performance with discounted tickets, because I fear I would have felt cheated had I paid full price, especially given the much higher quality theatre I've seen elsewhere for the same price.
Music by Harvey Schmidt
Book and lyrics by Tom Jones
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