* World Premiere

The Fantasticks (1979)
A young man and the girl next door have parents who have built a wall to keep them apart. The youngsters nevertheless contrive to meet and fall in love. Their parents, meanwhile, are congratulating themselves, for they have erected the wall and staged a feud in order to achieve, by negation, a marriage between their willfully disobedient children. Altogether, it’s a rueful and disarming lighter-than-air romantic musical fantasy. As the longest running musical on the American stage, it comes back to ACT’s stage after 12 years by popular demand. You’ll hum, you’ll whistle, you’ll hardly ever get out of your head such songs as “Try to Remember,” “They Were You: and “Soon It’s Gonna Rain”
About the Play
Written By: Tom Jones
Harvey Schmidt
On the Screen: IMDB Details
Wikipedia: Read Wikipedia Article
About the Production
Run Dates: 9/27/1979 - 10/20/1979
Program: Program (.pdf)
Venue: Queen Anne
Directed By: John Kauffman
Cast: Stewart Ballinger - Hucklebee
Peter Boynton - Matt
Clayton Corzatte - Bellamy
Eileen Hawkins - Luisa
John Kauffman - The Mute
Jonathan Simmons - El Gallo
Jeff Steitzer - Henry
Steve Tomkins - Mortimer
Music: Stan Keen - Piano
Beverly Mann Statter - Harp
Behind the Scenes: Jan Bonzon - Dance Direction
Gregory A. Falls - Artistic Director
Stan Keen - Music Director
Eileen MacRae Murphy - Production Stage Manager
Sally Richardson - Costume Designer
Phil Schermer - Lighting Designer; Technical Director
Shelley Henze Schermer - Property Designer; Set Designer
Michael Weholt - Assistant Stage Manager
Andrew M. Witt - General Manager