Snapple Theater Center, 3rd Floor, 210 West 50th Street, New York, NY 10018

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The Fantasticks

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Closed June 4, 2017

It's hard to resist The Fantasticks' vintage charm: unamplified actors, effects like confetti snow and sequined rain, and a sweetly melodic score.

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Why See The Fantasticks?

The world's longest-running musical

A true landmark of New York theater, The Fantasticks is a breezy musical with a sweet and inventive score that's guaranteed to capture your heart. A classic coming-of-age story, The Fantastiks is the story of two matchmaking fathers who pretend to feud, going so far as to build a wall between their two houses, so that their children will be drawn together and fall in love (much in the tradition of Romeo and Juliet).

Written by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones, and featuring the beloved songs 'Try to Remember' and 'Soon It's Gonna Rain,' The Fantasticks originally opened Off-Broadway in 1960, and ran for an incredible 42 years, playing a record-shattering 17,162 performances! This current revival started in 2006, and has featured stars such as Aaron Carter and Anthony Federov among its cast. One of the most child-friendly shows currently running in New York, this classic is a relatively small scale show with a huge heart!

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Previews from: 29 July 2006

Opening night: 23 August 2006


The Fantasticks is appropriate all ages. Children under 4 years of age will not be admitted into the Snapple Theater Center.

Run time

Two hours and five minutes with one 15-minute intermission.

Cast and Creative


Andrew Polec as Matt
Rob Richardson as El Gallo
Madison Claire Parks as Luisa
Donald Corren as Hucklebee
Dale Hensley as Bellomy
Macintyre Dixon as Henry
Michael Nostrand as Mortimer
Drew Seigla as he Mute
Belinda Allyn as Standby Luisa, The Mute
John Thomas Waite as Standby Henry, Mortimer, Hucklebee, Bellomy


Book, Lyrics & Director - Tom Jones,
Music - Harvey Schmidt
Original Direction - Word Bake
Musical Staging - Janet Watson
Scenic & Costume Design - Ed Wittstein
Lighting Design - Mary Jo Dondlinger
Sound Designer - Domonic Sack
Production Scenic Coordinator - Kelly Tighe
Production Costume Coordinator -Scott Westervelt
Music Director - Robert Felstein


Tony Awards

1992 - Tony Award for Excellence

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Sylvia Donohue: “The Fantasticks”

I've seen this play at least nine times when it was showing at Sullivan... more

Nancy: “It was, well...fantastic”

My 15-year-old daughter and I loved it. It was halirious! Great cast. You... more

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