In the upcoming 2009-2010 season beginning October 2, the Hilberry will open with a classic American musical to be performed only in the month of October.
Written by Tom Jones (Book, Lyrics) and Harvey Schmidt (Music), The Fantasticks, as LIFE Magazine once said, is “a sophisticated story about innocence.” The Fantasticks is a celebration of love, in all of its simplicity and heartbreaking complexity, and features such classic tunes as “Try to Remember,” “Much More,” and “I Can See It.” In the lyrics of “Try to Remember,” El Gallo the Narrator sings, “Try to remember when life was so tender that dreams were kept beside your pillow. Try to remember and if you remember, then follow…”
The Fantasticks is directed by Assistant Professor of Acting and Head of the BFA Acting program, Jesse Merz. The cast includes Alan Ball* (El Gallo), Christina Flynn (Luisa), Jason Cabral (Matt), Brian P. Sage (Hucklebee), Peter C. Prouty (Bellomy), Jordan Whalen (Henry), Justin Vanden Heuvel (Mortimer), and Erman Jones (The Mute).
The creative team includes Don Hunter (Production Stage Manager), Mike Peters (Assistant Stage Manager), CT Hollis (Music Director), Jeremy Ryan Mossman (Assistant Music Director), Nira Pullin (Choreographer), Jacee Rohlck (Scenic and Properties Designer), Corey Globke (Costume Designer), Thomas H. Schraeder (Lighting Designer), Jeffrey Strange (Technical Director), and Tim Sutton (Sound Designer).
*Appears by special permission of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
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