Saturday, October 05, 2013

UA's Arizona Repertory Theatre presents THE FANTASTICKS


From: Pierce, Lisa Ann []
Sent: Friday, October 4, 2013 7:32 PM
Subject: See the Longest Running Musical in the WORLD at UA Arizona Repertory Theatre!


Based on Edmond Rostand's 1894 play, Les Romanesques (The Romancers), The Fantasticks is a captivating and simple romantic comedy about a boy named Matt, a girl named Luisa, two parents and a wall.  The show's original off-Broadway production ran a total of 42 years and 17,162 performances, making it the world's longest-running musical.  You can see it now in the Tornabene Theatre - one of the most intimate theatres in Tucson - on The UA campus!  With less than 270 seats in the round, there's not a bad seat in the house.  You don't need binoculars to see our actors.  See tomorrow's stars today - up close!

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FREE photo booth pictures on opening night before the show & during intermission!



CONTACT: Lisa Pierce, Dir. of Marketing & Development • 520.626.2686 •
The University of Arizona School of Theatre, Film & Television

Approx Run Time: 122 minutes • 15-minute Intermission • Danny Gurwin, Director • 520.621.7504 • Media Photo Call: Tuesday, Oct 8, 2013 at 4:30pm in the Tornabene Theatre

Oct 4, 2013

UA's Arizona Repertory Theatre presents THE FANTASTICKS
music by Harvey Schmidt, book & lyrics by Tom Jones,
directed by Danny Gurwin


Based on Edmond Rostand's 1894 play, Les Romanesques, The Fantasticks, the world's longest-running Tony Award-winning musical, is a captivating and simple romantic comedy about a boy named Matt, a girl named Luisa, two parents and a wall. The audience uses its imagination to follow the mischievously charming narrator, El Gallo, as he creates a world of moonlight and magic, and then pain and disillusionment, until the boy and girl find their way back to one other. The score, which includes Try to Remember, They Were You, and Soon It's Gonna Rain, is as timeless as the story itself.

Dates & Times:

Previews: Oct 20 at 1:30pm, Oct 22 at 7:30pm Evenings: Oct 23-26, Oct 31-Nov 2, Nov 8-9 at 7:30pm

Matinees: Oct 27, Nov 2-3, Nov 10 at 1:30pm

Place: Tornabene Theatre on the UA campus located near the SE corner of Park Avenue and Speedway Boulevard.

Cost/Admission: Regular $31, Senior/UA Employee/Military $29, Student $21, Preview $20.

Ticket Information: UA Fine Arts Box Office, (520) 621-1162 or or

Parking: Park Avenue Garage, located on Park Avenue just north of Speedway Blvd. Pre-paid parking is available for weekday evening performances. Saturday and Sunday there is no charge to park. If you have special needs for parking, please call UA Parking & Transportation Services at (520) 621-3550.

Media Contact: Lisa Pierce, (520) 626-2686,  Production Sponsor: Gootter & Associates



Widescreen Wednesday Screening & Discussion:

Wednesday, Oct 30 at 7:00pm — Center for Creative Photography

FREE ADMISSION to Widescreen Wednesdays! First come, first served. No ticket necessary. Watch the film adaptation of The Fantasticks from the 1964 Hallmark Hall of Fame special with Ricardo Montalban, Bert Lahr, Stanley Holloway, Susan Watson & John Davidson — even the commercials! Enjoy an engaging discussion about the film & stage versions led by Dr. Erica Stein from the Film & Television program. BONUS: See the winning student film short from last May's I DREAM IN WIDESCREEN, called UNLOVABLE (run time approx 3 minutes), by Film & TV alum, Jackie Hutchinson!



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