The Pasadena Playhouse (Artistic Director Sheldon Epps) presents THE FANTASTICKS by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones. The production opens tonight and plays through October 2, 2016 at The Pasadena Playhouse. THE FANTASTICKS is directed by Seema Sueko, who directed The Pasadena Playhouse’s critically acclaimed production of Real Women Have Curves last season.
The cast of eight features Philip Anthony-Rodriguez as El Gallo (Broadway’s Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story, NBC’s Grimm); Regi Davis as Bellomy (Nickelodeon’s Game Shakers); Conor Guzmán as Matt
(The Cabrillo Music Theatre’s The Little Mermaid); Ashley Park as Luisa (Broadway’s The King and I); contemporary dance artist Alyse Rockett as The Mute, Amir Talai as Mortimer (What to Expect When You’re Expecting); Gedde Watanabe as Hucklebee (Broadway’s Pacific Overtures, John Hughes’ Sixteen Candles); and Hal Linden as Henry, whose extensive credits include ABC’s Barney Miller, and a Best Actor Tony Award for his portrayal of Mayer Rothschild in the Broadway musical The Rothschilds.
THE FANTASTICKS opened on May 3, 1960, and played off-Broadway for 17,162 performances before closing on January 13, 2002, making it the longest running musical in history. Winner of a Tony Honor for Excellence in Theatre, THE FANTASTICKS is a lyrical and romantic musical that tells an allegorical love story about a boy, a girl, two fathers and a wall. This beloved musical has been seen in over 67 countries and performed in locations ranging from The Peking Opera to The White House.
The creative team for THE FANTASTICKS includes Music Director David O, choreographer Kitty McNamee, scenic designer David F. Weiner; costume designer Shirley Pierson; lighting designer Josh Epstein; sound designer Joe Huppert; casting by Becky Lythgoe and fight choreography by Tim Weske.
The Pasadena Playhouse is located at 39 South El Molino Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101. The performance schedule is Wednesday through Friday at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday at 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Tickets, priced from $25.00 to $135.00, are available online at PasadenaPlayhouse.org; by calling The Pasadena Playhouse at 626-356-7529. For more information, visit PasadenaPlayhouse.org.
Calendar Listing for THE FANTASTICKS
Dates: Now through October 2, 2016
Playing: Wednesday through Friday evenings at 8:00 p.m.
Schedule: Saturdays at 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.; Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
Prices: $25.00 to $90.00 plus premium seating at $135.00
Venue: The Pasadena Playhouse, 39 South El Molino Avenue, Pasadena CA
Tickets: Online sales and information: PasadenaPlayhouse.org