The Sand Springs Community Theatre Auditions
Director – Troy Sartors
El Gallo – Nik Stowell
Luisa – Makayla Baxter
Matt – Paul Dower
Hucklebee – Jen Burke
Bellomy – Brad Scott
Henry – Rob Lincoln
Mortimer – Tim Sartors
Mute – Merri Beth Sartors
The Fantasticks is a 1960 musical with music by Harvey Schmidt and lyrics by Tom Jones. It tells an allegorical story, loosely based on the play The Romancers (Les Romanesques) by Edmond Rostand, concerning two neighboring fathers who trick their children, Luisa and Matt, into falling in love by pretending to feud.
“Try To Remember” a time when this romantic charmer wasn’t enchanting audiences around the world. The Fantasticks is the longest-running musical in the world and with good reason: at the heart of its breathtaking poetry and subtle theatrical sophistication is a purity and simplicity that transcends cultural barriers. The result is a timeless fable of love that manages to be nostalgic and universal at the same time.
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.”
“Since it’s opening in May, 1960, at the Sullivan Street Playhouse in New York, and it’s subsequent revival at the Snapple Theatre Center, The Fantasticks has become the longest running production of any kind in the history of American Theatre.”
is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.