Created over 50 years ago, Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt’s The Fantasticks has become a staple of American musical theatre, telling the allegorical story of coming of age, young love, and meddling fathers – what’s not to love? Barton Bund makes his Encore directing debut amidst a solid group of actors at The Encore.
The original off-Broadway production that opened in 1960 ran from 42 years, making it the World’s Longest Running Musical, and a successful off-Broadway revival opened in 2006 and is still running. The production has played in 67 countries, and with approximately 250 new productions each year, The Fantasticks has become a favorite of many. The show includes many popular tunes: Try to Remember, Soon It’s Gonna Rain, It Depends on What You Pay, Metaphor and They Were You.
The Encore’s cast is comprised of Brian Thibault as El Gallo, Paul Hopper as Hucklebee, Tobin Hissong and Bellomy, Thalia Schramm as Luisa, Ryan Dooley as Matt, Keith Kalinowski as Henry, Jamie Weeder as Mortimer, and Gayle Martin as The Mute.
Patrons who attend the official opening night of The Fantasticks on Friday, September 28th, are invited to attend the Opening Night After Glow with the cast and crew of the show. Complimentary hors d’ oeuvres will be provided, as well as a cash bar! Tickets for all performances are on sale now, and may be purchased by stopping in, calling our box office, or visiting their website.
3126 Broad Street, Dexter, MI, 48130 (734)268-6200 www.theencoretheatre.org
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