The Fantasticks: SF Playhouse Presents a Modern-Day Take on the Classic Musical
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The last date listed for The Fantasticks was Saturday September 11, 2010 / 3:00pm.
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See several great shows next year -- or give the gift of live theater to a loved one -- with this four-ticket flex pass to San Francisco Playhouse, one of the fastest-growing local theaters in the city. You'll get four tickets total, to use as you see fit for any of SF Playhouse's 2014 lineup, which includes Storefront Church by John Patrick Shanley (Doubt); Jerusalem, which was a major hit in London; Bauer, the incredible true story of artist Rudolf Bauer, who survived imprisonment by the Nazis and became the inspiration for the Guggenheim museum; Seminar, Pulitzer Prize nominee Theresa Rebeck's provocative comedy; and Into the Woods, the Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine musical that reveals what happens to fairy tale characters after "happily ever after." With your flex pass, you can choose to use all four tickets on one play (your lucky guests will be thrilled!), or you can divide your four tickets among different shows. However you choose to do it, there's a giant dose of entertainment in your future. Learn More
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Featured review from Steve Cohen
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Even in the first preview, the chemistry of the cast blended well with the special atmosphere of this unique piece. It was well worth the investment of time to enter that world with nice singing jobs particularly from the men, but also from the women in the cast. I highly recommend it.
Book and Lyrics by Tom Jones
Music by Harvey Schmidt
SF Playhouse Artistic Director Bill English commented, “On this 50th anniversary of my favorite musical, I could not resist the opportunity to take a look at The Fantasticks from a new angle. What if the world of The Fantasticks was not so whimsical or perfect and instead reflected the war torn landscape of our current reality? How would the songs and story translate?”
The Fantasticks is a love story in the spirit of a whimsical Romeo & Juliet. Beautiful melodies, among them the hit songs "Try to Remember" and "Soon It's Gonna Rain," sparkle throughout the musical comedy and evoke the agony and rapture of young love. The SF Playhouse production presents this 50-year-old favorite from a new angle: What if the world of The Fantasticks was not so whimsical or perfect and instead reflected the war-torn landscape of our current reality? How would the songs and story translate?
In this Tom Jones (book and lyrics) and Harvey Schmidt (music) musical comedy, The Boy and The Girl grow up next door to each other, separated by a wall their feuding fathers built to keep them apart. Knowing their children would do anything they said "no" to, the forbidden wall makes The Boy and The Girl fall wildly in love with each other. Once they discover that their fathers actually planned the whole thing to get them together, their romance suffers a series of whimsical and melodramatic developments. In the end, aided by a mysterious swashbuckling dream-weaver and his comical associates, the lovers mature, and love conquers all.
About the Ticket Supplier: The San Francisco Playhouse
The aim of the SF Playhouse is to provide a creative home and inspiring environment where actors, directors, writers, designers and theater lovers converge to create works that celebrate the human spirit. Founded by Bill English and Susi Damilano in 2003, SF Playhouse is Union Square's intimate, professional theatre. Using professional actors and world-class design, the SF Playhouse -- which won the Bay Guardian's 2006 Best Off Broadway Theatre Award and about which the San Francisco Chronicle raved "San Francisco's newest theatre isn't just another tiny stage carved out of a storefront...it's an enticing introduction to a new company" -- has become an intimate theatre alternative to the traditional Union Square theatre fare, garnering 20 Bay Area Theatre Critic nominations in its first year.