THE FANTASTICKS - the original fringe musical (1959)

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

family friendly
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June 08, 2014
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tagged as: fantasticks · fringe · hollywood · miller · karbo · d'auria · harp

My overall impression

Five reasons to go see The Fantasticks:

1. Gorgeous harp played beautifully. (When I heard there was going to be a live harp I really didn’t see the big deal- trust me, it’s a big deal. Such a treat for the price of admission)
2. Joey D’Auria as the Old Actor will leave you in stitches. Sometimes even before he enters the stage (with the help of assistant Corky Loupe whose part seems to have been crafted straight out of an episode of “I Love Lucy.”)
3. Miller’s choreography is nothing short of brilliant. She really “gets” this show; some hysterical little comedic “easter eggs” for musical buffs as well.
4. The fathers (Michael Wallot and Matt Stevens) sing together like seasoned vaudevillians- their comedic duets radiate charm, exuberance, and chemistry.
5. A handsome Bari-hunk rogue in a giant cape (Christopher Karbo). Need I say more?

Happy to see an LA production put up. Good people, good laughs.

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