Photo Coverage: The Fantasticks Opening Night Party
The Fantasticks, opened at New York's new Snapple Theater Center (210 W.
50th Street at Broadway), on Wednesday, August 23rd. It began previews on July 29th.
The beloved musical love story features music by Harvey Schmidt and book and lyrics by Tom Jones. Jones also directs The Fantasticks,
which was originally directed by Word Baker. The show stars Burke Moses as El Gallo, Robert R. Oliver as Mortimer, Thomas Bruce as Henry, Leo Burmester as Hucklebee, Santino Fontana as
Matt, Sara Jean Ford as Luisa, Douglas Ullman, Jr. as The Mute and
Martin Vidnovic as Bellomy. The Fantasticks tells
the Story of a young boy and girl who fall madly in love at the hands
of their meddling fathers, but soon grow restless and stray from one
another. Will their separation provide a deeper appreciation for the
love they once shared or create a permanent gulf between them? The
musical is the quintessential celebration of love, in all its gorgeous
simplicity and heartbreaking complexities," according to press notes.
It features such classic tunes as "Try To Remember," "Much More," and
"I Can See It." The show originally opened at New York's
Sullivan Street Playhouse on May 3, 1960 and played 17,162 performances
before closing January 13, 2002, making it the world's longest running
For more information, visit www.fantasticksonstage.com.
Santino Fontana and Sara Jean Ford
Sara Jean Ford