The Fantasticks
by Temple Civic Theatre

Oct. 07 - Oct. 16, 2016

Come and see our first Main Series Production of the 50th Anniversary season! "The Fantasticks" is a classic musical with some really talented performers cast in the roles.

The show, with music by Harvey Schmidt and lyrics by Tom Jones, was the first musical ever presented by the theatre. The last TCT production of the show was in November 1993. Songs include "Try to Remember" (the kind of September when life was slow and oh, so mellow.)

The story concerns two neighboring fathers who trick their children, Luisa and Matt, into falling in love by pretending to feud. The fathers hire traveling actors to stage a mock abduction, so that Matt can heroically seem to save Luisa, ending the supposed feud.
When the children discover the deception, they reject the arranged love match and separate. Each then gains disillusioning experiences of the real world, seen in parallel fantasy sequences. They return to each other bruised but enlightened, and they renew their vows with more maturity.


Buzz Rahm, Kris Glorioso, Jeffery Ellis, Marissa Hunt, Michael Morris, Konnor Widmann (photo by Rusty Schramm)


The cast includes Michael Morris (El Gallo), Marissa Hunt (Luisa), Konnor Widmann (Matt), Jeffrey Ellis (Hucklebee), Buzz Rahm (Bellomy), Dennis L Williams (Henry), Daniel Becker (Mortimer), and Kris Glorioso (The Mute).

The production team includes Priscilla Quinal Santana (Director), Brian Tanaka (Musical Director), Susan Corman (Stage Manager), Dustin Ozment (Technical Director), Jesse Wyman (Lighting Designer), Sue Morrisey(Costume Chair), Tanya Carothers McMillan (Hair & Make-Up Chair), and Leon Perkins (Properties Chair).


Feature by Patricia Benoit in the Temple Daily Telegram, October 7, 2016


The Fantasticks
by Jones & Schmidt
Temple Civic Theatre

October 07 - October 16, 2016
Temple Civic Theatre
2413 South 13th Street
Temple, TX, 76504

Evening performances (8 p.m.) are October 7, 8, 14 and 15, with a special 7 p.m. time on Thursday, October 13. Sunday matinees (2:30 p.m.) are October 9 and 16. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students or children.2413 South 13th St., Temple, TX 76504

(254) 778-4751
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Box Office Hours
Tues. through Friday from October 4
9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
and one hour before each performance
(Tickets also available online 24 hours a day)