PRESS - THE FANTASTICKS


THE FANTASTICKS
music by Harvey Schmidt
book and lyrics by Tom Jones
directed by Amanda Dehnert
May 10 - June 9, 2013

Segerstrom Stage

A carnival midway of magic, mischief and theatrical thrills! Amanda Dehnert, celebrated throughout the American theatre for re-imagining classics, has added a multitude of visual delights and fantastical illusions to the original charm and beautiful ballads (like the haunting "Try to Remember") of The Fantasticks. When two scheming fathers conspire with the mysterious El Gallo to keep their daughter and son apart (to be sure they'll fall in love!) the dewy-eyed lovers venture into the real world. But as fantasy turns to reality, El Gallo is there to remind them that "without the hurt, the heart is hollow" in one of the most popular musicals of all time, which the Washington Post calls, "Fresh and alive again."

Photos

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Anthony Carillo and Perry Ojeda in South Coast Repertory's 2013 production of The Fantasticks,book and lyrics by Tom Jones and music by Harvey Schmidt. Photo by Henry DiRocco/SCR.
  
Nate Dendy and Perry Ojeda in South Coast Repertory's 2013 production of The Fantasticks,book and lyrics by Tom Jones and music by Harvey Schmidt. Photo by Henry DiRocco/SCR.

   
Perry Ojeda, Addi McDaniel, Nate Dendy and Anthony Carillo in South Coast Repertory's 2013 production of The Fantasticks, book and lyrics by Tom Jones and music by Harvey Schmidt. Photo by Henry DiRocco/SCR.
  
Richard Doyle, Anthony Carillo, Perry Ojeda and Hal Landon Jr. in South Coast Repertory's 2013 production of The Fantasticks, book and lyrics by Tom Jones and music by Harvey Schmidt. Photo by Henry DiRocco/SCR.

   
The cast of South Coast Repertory's 2013 production of The Fantasticks, book and lyrics by Tom Jones and music by Harvey Schmidt. Photo by Henry DiRocco/SCR.
  
Gregory North, Addi McDaniel, Anthony Carillo and Scott Waara in South Coast Repertory's 2013 production of The Fantasticks, book and lyrics by Tom Jones and music by Harvey Schmidt. Photo by Benjamin Horak/SCR.

Perry Ojeda, Addi McDaniel and Anthony Carillo in South Coast Repertory's 2013 production ofThe Fantasticks, book and lyrics by Tom Jones and music by Harvey Schmidt. Photo by Deb Robinson/SCR.

     
Anthony Carillo and Addi McDaniel in South Coast Repertory's 2013 production ofThe Fantasticks, book and lyrics by Tom Jones and music by Harvey Schmidt. Photo by Henry DiRocco/SCR.
  
Perry Ojeda in South Coast Repertory's 2013 production ofThe Fantasticks, book and lyrics by Tom Jones and music by Harvey Schmidt. Photo by Henry DiRocco/SCR.
  
Perry Ojeda in South Coast Repertory's 2013 production ofThe Fantasticks, book and lyrics by Tom Jones and music by Harvey Schmidt. Photo by Henry DiRocco/SCR.

Amanda Dehnert. Photo courtesy of South Coast Repertory.