Miners Alley presents
A Musical by Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt
Directed by Brenda Worley Billings
“History’s Longest Running Musical”
May 23 – June 29, 2014
Running for over 25 years in New York, this funny and romantic musical includes such hits as: “Try to Remember,” “They Were You,” and “Soon it’s Gonna Rain.” The music is as timeless as the story itself.
Miners Alley Playhouse presents “The Fantasticks” May 23 through June 29 with performances every Friday and Saturday at 7:30.p.m. and Sunday’s at 6:00 p.m. (2 p.m. on Sun., June 29). Tickets are $26 Adult, $23 Senior and Youth, $15 Children under 12 and are available by calling 303-935-3044 or online at minersalley.com Miners Alley Playhouse is located at 1224 Washington Avenue. Golden, CO 80401.
The cast includes: Rory Pierce (El Gallo), Mark Lively (Matt), Jacquie Jo Billings (Luisa), Tim Fishbaugh (Huck), Steve Klein (Bellomy), Don DeVeux (Henry), Clark Brittain (Mortimer) and Bryanna Scott (The Mute).
“The Fantasticks” is a 1960 musical with music by Harvey Schmidt and lyrics by Tom Jones. The story concerns two neighboring fathers who trick their children into falling in love by pretending to feud. The fathers hire traveling actors to stage a mock abduction so that Matt can save Luisa, ending the supposed feud. When the children discover this deception, they reject the arranged love match and separate. Each then gains disillusioning experiences of the real world. They return to each other bruised but enlightened, and renew their vows with more maturity.
The original off-Broadway production ran a total of 42 years with 17,162 performances. This makes it the world’s longest-running musical. It was awarded Tony Ho9nors for Excellence in Theatre in 1991.. There have been television and film versions produced as well. “The Fantasticks” is a staple of regional, community and high school productions, with approximately 250 new productions done each year. As of 2010 the original investors have earned 240 times their original investments. This musical has played throughout the U.S. and in at least 67 foreign countries.