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The Fantasticks Off-Broadway Tickets

The Fantasticks is a musical originally performed in 1960 with music composed by Harvey Schmidt and lyrics written by Tom Jones. The story is loosely based on The Romancers, a play written by Edmond Rostand about two fathers who pretend to have a feud in order to trick their children, Luisa and Matt, into falling in love. The fathers hire actors to “kidnap” Luisa so that Matt can rescue her. Luisa and Matt discover the ruse and separate but later reunite.

Reviews of The Fantasticks Off-Broadway

“Highlighting [The Fantasticks] is the aural pleasure of hearing Schmidt's music from strong, unamplified voices, accompanied by piano and embellished only by the delicious sound of that harp.” – Steven Suskin, Variety

“From 'Try to Remember,' the show's best known tune, to 'Soon It's Gonna Rain' to the haunting 'They Were You,' the songs are reminders of what makes this little musical so hypnotic.” – Michael Kuchwara, Associated Press

More Information about The Fantasticks Off-Broadway

The show originally ran off-Broadway at the Sullivan Street Playhouse in Greenwich Village for 42 years and 17,162 performances before it closed in 2002. It was the longest-running musical in history. The Fantasticks received the Tony Honors of Excellence in Theatre in 1991. The show reopened off-Broadway in August 2006 at the Jerry Orbach Theater at the Snapple Theater Center. It features many memorable songs that were responsible for its longevity.

The Fantasticks is performed with a small cast and orchestra and minimal set design. The play has been produced in many venues and in regional, community, and high school productions. It has been performed across the United States and in dozens of countries around the world.

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