Book & Lyrics by Tom Jones
Music by Harvey Schmidt
Based on Les Romanesques by Edmund Rostand
Directed by Gerry Roe
September 11-13*, 18-20*, 25-26, in the Roebling Theatre
THE FANTASTICKS CAST LIST!!!
El Gallo – Q Staton
Luisa – Lorraine Maddox
Matt – Dylan Petit
Hucklebee – Dan Struckman
Bellomy – Jim Patterson
Henry – Michael McCallum
Mortimer – Loren Hart
The Mute – Jordyn Armstrong
Congratulations to all!
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”.
The famous score, which includes the classics Try To Remember, They Were You and Soon It’s Gonna Rain, is as timeless as the story itself.
Presented with permission by Music Theatre International (MTI).
Longtime Billings director Gerry Roe revisits ‘The Fantasticks’
By Jaci Webb
Photos by: Bob Zellar of the Billings Gazette
From left, Loren Hart, Lorraine Maddox, Jordyn Armstrong, Q Staton, Dylan Petit and Michael McCallum offer a taste of the action of “The Fantasticks” during a rehearsal for the musical at the NOVA Center.
Gerry Roe just can’t seem to shake “The
Fantasticks.” And that’s a good thing. His first taste of the
musical came in 1969, when he auditioned for the role of Bellomy in
the Hollywood production, and ended up performing it six days a week
for eight months.