Have you heard the songs "Try to Remember" or "Soon It's Gonna Rain"? If your answer is yes,
then you are already familiar with "The Fantasticks", the world's longest running theatrical
production - it opened in May 1960 at the Sullivan Street Playhouse in New York's Greenwich
Village and continued for 42 years until its closing in January 2002.
Don Russell, director, describes the show:
At first, "The Fantasticks" appears to be just about a boy and girl who live next door to each
other; their grumpy fathers, some beautiful songs and comical situations. However, that is not
true in this case. "The Fantasticks" is like one big beautiful piece of poetry that has something
to say to everyone in the audience. Be prepared to reminisce about your own youth, raising
children, even your later years, as each one of the players tell their story. You will be reminded
of your dreams and frustrations, hopes and wishes, as the wonderful tale unfolds. The beautiful
music you will hear from this talented cast will only enhance your being part of the theatrical,
'spiritual' kind of moment.
It is a delight - bewitching, bright and tasteful. - New York Journal American
A sophisticated story about innocence...the songs are distinguished and delightful. - Saturday Review