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THE FANTASTICKS - the original fringe musical (1959)

musicals and operas · good people theater company · Ages 10+ · family friendly · United States

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CHERYL CRABTREE uncertified reviewer June 10, 2014
I have seen many productions of, The Fantasticks, and this one was one of the best. Full of sweetness, comic charm, and well crafted poignancy, this "Good People's" offering was everything this lovely show should be, and allowed the audience to be swept up in the romantic haze--and the clear eyed reality, this show so beautifully embraces. Each actor was perfectly cast, and the musical direction--(and the harp!),was spot on--and wonderfully playful. Every aspect of this production was excellent, and I applaud the director for creating such an enchanting piece of theatre. Well done.... full review
ALAN BERGMAN uncertified reviewer June 11, 2014
It's unusual and highly complimentary for a show to be "held-over", so what can you say about a show that had a 42 year run?......Simple, sincere and timeless, re-visiting this "old acquaintance" is a joy, however many times you may have seen it before. ... full review
MARCY GOLDMAN certified reviewer June 12, 2014
Absolutely delightful production of an absolutely charming show! Beautifully done and beautifully directed. It was truly a magic evening!... full review
TONY FRANKEL uncertified reviewer June 13, 2014
While I admit some of the voices are poor AND poorly projected,there are sterling performances from the supporting cast. Musical Theater aficionados better avoid this one, but those who have never seen it before will get the musical's charms and wistfulness, even if they won't hear the greatest renditions of the songs (and the harp is an extra added bonus).... full review
DONALD WATSON certified reviewer June 14, 2014
Fantastic!... full review
KAREN MCBAIN certified reviewer June 27, 2014
tagged as: musical · director · Janet Miller
Wonderful reproduction of the original, that plucks the heart strings. The cast is uneven, but the directing is sure. Janet Miller, the actors that play the fathers and the older player, and the musicians deserve huge applause. This is a lot of fun.... full review
JANET DIAMOND certified reviewer June 15, 2014
LOVED it. I saw a production of The Fantasticks many years ago, was brought up with the music.....this production was fabulous. It could rival the original (off Broadway) production, especially noteworthy for a local theater group- outstanding.... full review
PAT LOEB certified reviewer June 27, 2014
Charming, delightful and oh my the harp! Traditional old-school musical told with sweetness and great fun. And - only three shows left. Don't miss it!... full review
ERIN MUIR uncertified reviewer June 15, 2014
Wow! This was a very new experience of a show I love. The harp was such a new choice and had me enthralled! I enjoyed this show so much. Thank you!... full review
TY DONALDSON certified reviewer June 28, 2014
Good People Theatre Company's production of THE FANTASTICKS is a magnificently dulcet and throughly enjoyable musical experience. Janet Miller's finely tuned direction allows the book, music and lyrics to tell the story and follow all the wonderful performance's of the actors. Janet has knack with casting and all the roles are superbly embodied by a wonderful cast. Each actor has truly brought to life their characters and we the audience are left with a soulful experience rounded out with superb musical direction AND A HARP!!! Don't miss this truly wonderful production.... full review