The Fantasticks (1985)


April 26-27 & May 3-5, 9-11, 1985


Community Players Theatre


“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.”

Book and Lyrics by Tom Jones
Music by Harvey Schmidt

Historian’s Corner

The final show of the season was the classic musical “The Fantasticks.” The play was well-received by the reviewer and by audiences. The show made a profit as did all of the shows in the 62nd season of the Community Players. In the program, the 1985-1986 season was announced. The audition dates for the first show of the year, a revival of “Arsenic and Old Lace” was also announced.