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311 Star Starred
Segerstrom Stage, South Coast Repertory
655 Town Center Drive Costa Mesa, CA 92626
714-708-5555
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"The Fantasticks"
8 ratings
4.8 average rating
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553 events
463 reviews
642 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 this with enjoyed the magic and were entertained, so I think I can recommend...continued

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56 reviews
68 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 throughout the show... if that's what's new, bravo! It really added to the...continued

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20 reviews
61 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 usually performed in a small theatre of 99 seats or less with very basic scenery...continued

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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.”  

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