A new production of the world’s longest-running musical, "The Fantasticks," is coming to the Boston area this spring as The Fiddlehead Theatre Company in Dedham presents the captivating romantic comedy about a boy, a girl, two fathers and a wall.
on the tale Les Romanesques by Edmond Rostand,
"The Fantasticks " is set to run April 13 - 29. With music by
Harvey Schmidt and a book and lyrics by Tom Jones,
the memorable score includes such classics as “Soon It’s
Gonna Rain,” “They Were You” and the standard,
“Try to Remember.” The production will
be directed by Meg Fofonoff, Fiddlehead Theatre Artistic
On an interesting note, the 7:30 p.m. performance on April
25 will be followed by a question and answer session with Rita Gardner,
who originated the role of The Girl in the original New York production.
Miss Gardner will also perform her original one-woman show, “Try
to Remember: A Look Back at Off-Broadway” as a Special
Benefit for Fiddlehead Theatre Company on Thursday, April 26 at 7 pm (there
will be no performance of The Fantasticks that evening). Including the
performance and a champagne and dessert reception, tickets for the benefit
are $30 each.
The Fiddlehead Theatre Company is located at 619 High Street in Dedham. For tickets or information call 781-329-1901.
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