The Fantasticks

Friday, February 16, 2024, 7:30 PM
Sunday, February 18, 2024, 3:00 PM
Venue To Be Announced

The Fantasticks:
This Valentine’s Day weekend, we invite you to come under the moon to hear the whispers in the garden of The Fantasticks! You will be treated to a modern telling of the age old story of meddling parents and the power of love. Two mothers, and quite a bit of reverse psychology, guide their sons towards love, identity and self discovery. Enters many fun and magical characters, even an abduction plot! Somewhat Shakespearian wouldn’t you say?
This joyful and energetic comedic production (written in the 1960’s with original book and lyrics by Tom Jones; music by Harvey Schmidt) was given a fresh rewrite by Tom Jones, in collaboration with director Michael Lluberes in 2022. The new boy-meets-boy story line features the well known songs and all the heart of the original.
Come and join us with stars in your eyes for this delightful evening filled with hopes and dreams.

Get ready to experience a groundbreaking and inclusive reimagining of a beloved classic as Syracuse Opera proudly presents the LGBTQ version of "The Fantasticks"! Join us for a spectacular production that celebrates love, identity, and the power of acceptance.

In this fresh and vibrant adaptation, we explore the universal themes of desire, forbidden love, and the quest for self-discovery through an LGBTQ lens. "The Fantasticks" takes on new dimensions as we delve into the emotional journeys of our diverse cast of characters, allowing audiences to connect with the story in a whole new way.

Prepare to be enchanted by the captivating music and lyrics that have made "The Fantasticks" a perennial favorite. From the hauntingly beautiful "Try to Remember" to the whimsical charm of "Soon It's Gonna Rain," the timeless melodies will transport you to a world where love knows no boundaries.

Book and lyrics by Tom Jones, Music by Harvey Schmidt. Presented through special arrangement by Musical Theater International (MTI)

Please select a performance
Fri, Feb 16th, 2024 at 7:30 pm
Sun, Feb 18th, 2024 at 3:00 pm

General Admission $35.00

Premium Admission $55.00

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