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The Fantasticks is a famous musical with music by Harvey Schmidt with its book and lyrics by Tom Jones. It is based upon Edmond Rostand’s Les Romanesques and premiered Off-Broadway in 1960. In 2006, the musical was revived on Off-Broadway and in 2010, it premiered on West End. It is famous as the Longest Running Musical in the world, having run for forty two years and seen over seventeen thousand performances. The recipient of the highly coveted Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre, it deserves to be seen live via The Fantasticks tickets.
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The Fantasticks is an allegorical story following two fathers and neighbours who trick their children into falling in love with each other, by pretending to be fighting each other. This deception is, however, uncovered by both, who reject the love match and then leave on quests to experience reality and the real world. This is the story of the longest running musical in the world, a musical that has become the norm for regional, high school and community productions all over the world. On average, two hundred and fifty plus productions of the musical are staged each year, with many more cheap The Fantasticks tickets sold for the performances.
The Fantasticks is also one of the most profitable musicals of all time, with its investors earning two hundred and forty times what they originally invested in the musical. It has seen productions all over the US and in sixty seven countries of the world. It is thus hardly surprising that this is one of the most performed musicals in the world. Based upon Les Romanesques by Edmond Rostand, The Romancers in English, it also draws bits from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and L’elisir d’amore.
The Fantasticks was first performed at the University of New Mexico as Joy Comes to Deadhorse with an American Wild West setting. The Wild West setting was removed and the musical was re-written with new songs composed. This version of the play was performed at Barnard College. Off-Broadway, the musical premiered at Greenwich Village in New York City. It was a very low budget production, starring Jerry Orbach as El Gallo, Kenneth Nelson as Matt, Rita Gardner as Luisa and Tom Jones as the Old Actor, who was also the librettist of the musical.
The Fantasticks’ original Off-Broadway production combined classical musical theatre with old-fashioned showmanship, Noh theatrical traditions and commedia dell’arte. It would continue playing for seventeen thousand plus performances, closing in 2002 as not only the longest running musical worldwide but also the longest running show of any kind in the US.
It has been produced in countries such as Zimbabwe, Iran, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Japan, Germany, New Zealand, Australia, France, Germany, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands and many more, translated into many languages. It has been performed at the White House, the Yellowstone National Park and in Russia. It is thus no surprise that The Fantasticks tickets are sold out the moment their availability is announced, for this is a musical in high demand.
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