A Fantastick Happenstance

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 7, 2018

A Twist of Fate Brings The World’s Longest Running Musical to Lee Street

By Caitlin Billings for LSt
Due to circumstances beyond our control, Lee Street theatre is unable to produce the summer musical “Memphis.” Lee Street theatre is thrilled to announce that the record breaking musical “The Fantasticks” will be the final installment of our 10th Anniversary Season.
Winner of a special Tony Award and an OBIE award, “The Fantasticks,” with music by Harvey Schmidt and book and lyrics by Tom Jones, opens Thursday, July 19 and runs through Saturday, July 28 at Lee Street theatre.
“The Fantasticks” tells the age old tale of a boy, a girl, and a love blossoming out of a family feud. However, this love story is far from the classic happily ever afters of your youth.
This truly unconventional modern epic follows young lovers, Luisa and Matt, and their arduous journey into adulthood and disillusionment. This timeless musical offers comfort in faces of conflict, hate and brutality. The Fantasticks reminds us all that love is the universal answer.
Follow our stellar cast into a world of moonlight and magic this summer. “The Fantasticks” stars an eight person cast: Mark Stephenson as El Gallo; Sabrina Kershaw as The Mute (you may recognize her from her role as the Narrator in Scrooge’s Christmas Trolley Tour); Morgan Warren will star as Luisa (she has previously appeared in our 10-Minute Play Festival), and Debbie Hubbard will portray her mother, Bellomy. Jacob Hammill is Matt (Gabe in Next to Normal). Tim Campbell (Dr. Madden in Next to Normal) will appear alongside Chris Eller (Cal Porter in Mothers & Sons) and Dan Mikkelson (who gave an unforgettable Elvis performance in 2017’s Viva Las Vegas).

Lee Street theatre, 329 N Lee St.
Performance dates are July 19-21 and 26-28 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $22.90 at www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.

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