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My overall impression
So HAPPY to see Good People back at the Fringe Festival! Their production of The Fantasticks is a breath of fresh air. Director Janet Miller is talented and smart – with a knack for bringing out the best in her actors as she brings out the best of herself. Rich vocal performances, charming choreography, gifted comedians, and poignant moments make The Fantasticks a real treat. No heavy messages, shock-value lyrics or staging – just theatre at it’s purest and most entertaining. She has a solid prouction team (including Musical Director Corey Hirsch) working behind the scenes (especially noteworthy given the constraints of the theatre itself.) And if the show wasn’t magical enough, the addition of a live harp was that typical Miller touch to complete the picture. The deceptive simplicity of this show is a nod to musicals of yesteryear and Miller’s great eye for what works.