THE FANTASTICKS to Play Brookfield Theatre This Spring
There's always time to remember this romantic fable about a boy, a girl, their two fathers and a love that grows with each season.
"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" with book & lyrics by Tom Jones and music by Harvey Schmidt runs from April 29 - May 21. It is being presented by The Brookfield Theatre for the Arts and is directed by Tom Sheehan. The musical director is Joanne Archibald, vocal director is David Jurman, and the choreographer is Doreen Trainor-Rafferty. With costuming by Rebecca Pokorski and lighting & sound design by Stephen Cihanek, it promises to be a magical experience for young and old alike. The show stars local performers Bruce Tredwell as El Gallo, Mary Claire Morlino as Luisa and Sam Bass as Matt. The fathers, Bellomy and Hucklebee are played by Patrick Spaulding and Ron Malyszka, the old actors Henry and Mortimer are played by Jim Cooper and Kimberly Marcus, while Brookfield High School student Danielle Calabrese makes her community theatre debut as The Wall. "The Fantasticks" celebrated its record breaking 21,000th Performance in NYC on Feb. 8, 2016! It is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International. Please note that the Mothers Day matinee on Sun., May 8th at 2PM will feature tea, coffee, and treats before the show. Show dates & times: Friday and Saturday nights at 8PM, April 29 through May 21 with matinees at 2PM on Sun., May 8 and Sat., May 21. Tickets: $20 general admission / $15 students. For more information and tickets, visit www.BrookfieldTheatre.org or call 203-775-0023.Pictured: El Gallo (Bruce Tredwell), Mortimer (Kimberly Marcus) and Henry (Jim Cooper) celebrate a successful abduction while Bellomy (Patrick Spaulding), Luisa (Mary Claire Morlino), Matt (Sam Bass), and Hucklebee (Ron Malyszka) pose in the background. Rehearsal at Brookfield Theatre, April 2016. Photo by Lou Okell.