Book & Lyrics by Tom Jones
Music by Harvey Schmidt
Based on Les Romanesques by Edmund Rostand
Directed by Gerry Roe
September 11-13*, 18-20*, 25-26, in the Roebling Theatre
THE FANTASTICKS CAST LIST!!!
El Gallo – Q Staton
Luisa – Lorraine Maddox
Matt – Dylan Petit
Hucklebee – Dan Struckman
Bellomy – Jim Patterson
Henry – Michael McCallum
Mortimer – Loren Hart
The Mute – Jordyn Armstrong
Congratulations to all!
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 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 famous score, which includes the classics Try To Remember, They Were You and Soon It’s Gonna Rain, is as timeless as the story itself.
Presented with permission by Music Theatre International (MTI).
By Jaci Webb
Since that time, Roe has directed three other productions of the musical. When the curtains go up at the NOVA Center for the Performing Arts on Friday night for opening night, it will be the fourth version of the show that Roe has directed.
“The basic significance of this show evokes a deep-rooted truth in my personal life, ‘Without a hurt, the heart is hollow.’”
So Roe’s plans to take a recess from directing were shot down.
“After some deliberation, I decided that a chance to re-visit this old friend could not be shunned,” Roe said. “My only hope… that the lessons taught in this delightful musical will touch your lives as much as they have mine.”