A gem of the American theater, The Fantasticks is the longest-running musical in the world – running over 50 years in Manhattan and entrancing generations of audiences the world over. I am thrilled to be playing Bellomy in this version for two mothers, rather than two fathers.
The Fantasticks is a funny and romantic musical tale about a boy, a girl, and their two parents who try to keep them apart. The narrator, El Gallo, originally played by Jerry Orbach, asks the audience to use their imagination and follow him into a world of moonlight and magic. The boy and the girl fall in love, grow apart, and finally find their way back to each other after realizing the truth in El Gallo’s words that “without a hurt, the heart is hollow”. The result is a timeless fable of love that manages to be nostalgic and universal at the same time.
Opens March 21st and runs through April 8th. No show Easter Sunday, April 1; Replacement show on Saturday, March 31st at 2pm. http://www.ivorytonplayhouse.org/our-season/the-fantasticks