The Fantastics, Book and Lyrics by Tom Jones, Music by Harvey Schmidt • February 7-16, 2020
Whimsical, poignant, and romantic. 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 timeless lyrics and music by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt lead the audience to “Try to Remember…” when we were those young lovers seeking their place in the world, or maybe their parents who, thinking they know what is best for their children, unwittingly create the very situation they are hoping to prevent.