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Poway Center for the Performing Arts
15498 Espola Rd. Poway, CA 92064
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Listen to song clips from the original cast recording.


Directed and choreographed by Ray Limon and musically directed by Joshua Carr, the team of LimonCarr brings its magic back to the Poway Center for the Performing Arts with The Fantasticks.

After a 42-year run, this Broadway show closed in New York in January of 2002 with the distinction of being the world’s longest continuously running musical, not to mention one of the most beloved. Now, the magic lives on!

Rich in imagery and lyrical appeal, The Fantasticks is a story about young love, parents, the world, and human nature, but most of all about young love. Beautiful melodies, among them the hit songs “Try To Remember” and “Soon It’s Gonna Rain” sparkle throughout the comedy and evoke the agony and rapture of being young, full of dreams, and giddy with love.

Tom Jones (Book and Lyrics) and Harvey Schmidt (Music) created The Fantasticks in the spirit of a whimsical Romeo & Juliet. 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 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.

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