The Fantasticks Tickets
The Fantasticks is a famous American musical from the sixties. With music by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones penning the book and lyrics, the musical that is based on Edmond Rostand’s marvelous play, Les Romanesques or “The Romancers” in English. An allegorical story of sorts, it was first staged in the US in 1960, as an Off-Broadway production. It was staged again several years after the new millennium, as an Off-Broadway revival production. In 2010, it premiered on London’s West End to much fanfare and many The Fantasticks tickets sold for its performance.
The Fantasticks follows the story of two fathers in a neighborhood who hatch a plot to stage a fake kidnapping so as to get their children, Luisa and Matt, to fall in love. The original Off-Broadway production of the musical ran more than seventeen thousand performances, a mind blowing figure. It is no surprise therefore that the musical is the world’s "longest running musical" today.
The Fantasticks’ original producer was Lore Noto and it would go on to receive one of the most coveted honors in theatre; the Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre. Today, songs from the musical are staples in American music, with the likes of Try to Remember. At its debut, the musical was praised as breezy with an inventive score and catchy songs. Today, it still retains that freshness after forty years. Many more productions of the musical, in cities, by communities, colleges and high schools have resulted in a staggering two hundred and fifty plus new productions every year.
When it comes to commercial success, the musical is no stranger. Since 2010, it has earned over two hundred and forty times its original investment, and has been staged in over sixty seven countries of the world. The musical traces its roots back to an earlier version, staged as a play in 1956 at the University of New Mexico and titled as Joy Comes to Deadhorse. With a different setting in the American Wild West, it featured an apache as the antagonist. Later, the play was rewritten and staged as a musical, with its name taken from George Fleming’s adaptation of the original Les Romanesques.
The musical used what were novel techniques at the time, such as a series of images to set a theme for the play, using a narrator and having actors at the stage side. It also used incidental music, the sun, the moon and frozen action in a unique way. Before its off-Broadway premiere, it was staged at the Barnard College in 1959, and then at Greenwich Village’s Sullivan Street Playhouse in the New York City. The play’s budget was hardly one and a half thousand dollars, during the times when Broadway productions would cost around a quarter a million dollars.
In 1961, the play was staged at the Apollo Theatre in London, where it saw many performances. It was staged again in London in 1990, this time at the Open Air Theatre in Regent’s Park. In 2006, an off-Broadway revival was staged at the Snapple Theater Center. Its performances continue to take place to date, much to the joy of all who purchase The Fantasticks tickets to watch it live. The current revival show stars Leo Burmester, Burke Moses, Santino Fontana, Marin Vidnovic and Sara Jean Ford. Dorothy Martin plays the piano whereas Erin Hill plays the harp.
It has been praised by The New York Times as the ‘most widely produced’ musical in the world, with over eleven thousand productions in more than three thousand cities of the world, as well as in fifty American states and sixty seven countries across the globe.
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