Thursday, September 19, 2019

Trilogy Repertory production of The Fantasticks opens tonight at Fellowship Cultural Arts Center

The Fantasticks, a Trilogy Repertory production, will be performed at the brand-new Fellowship Cultural Arts Center on Thursday, September 19, Friday, September 20, and Saturday, September 21 at 7:30 PM and then on Sunday, September 22 at 2:30 pm. Purchase your tickets here! Want to know the background of the show? Read on…
Try To Remember a time when this romantic charmer wasn’t enchanting audiences around the world.
The Fantasticks is the longest-running musical in the world, and with good reason: at the heart of its breathtaking poetry and subtle theatrical sophistication is a purity and simplicity that transcends cultural barriers. The result is a timeless fable of love that manages to remain both nostalgic and universal.
The Fantasticks is a funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, and their two fathers who try to keep them apart. The narrator, El Gallo, asks the audience to use its imagination and to 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.”  
Performing in the cast are David Rittenhouse of Califon as El Gallo; Nic Re of Bernardsville as the boy, Matt; and Gabby Perez of Berkeley Heights as the girl, Luisa. Portraying the fathers are Adam Barr of Basking Ridge as Bellomy and Bill Osman of North Brunswick as Hucklebee. Rounding out the small cast are Hank Barre of Basking Ridge as Henry, Glenston Miranda of Somerset as Mortimer, and Harry Hess of Basking Ridge as The Mute.  Jaye Barre will direct the production with musical direction by Joseph Lesky and choreography by Jill Cookingham.

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