“The Fantasticks,” the long-running comedic musical, opened its two-week run at the Kettering Health Network Theater on April 13. X*ACT (Xenia Area Community Theater located at 45 E. Second St.,) is producing this well known show, written by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt. The timeless musical fable, filled with romantic excitement, adventurous abductions, singing, and dancing boasted almost 17,000 performances during its epic run off- Broadway from 1960 through 2000.
Linda Troy directs this rendition, with choreography by Daryl Copeland and music provided by Sheri Snell. The story tells of two teen neighbors who have fallen in love, unbeknownst to their parents, who are hatching a matchmaking plan to get the two young lovers together – complicating a situation already in the making. The twists and confusion of this setup by the characters causes a must-see show for the entire family. This production gave us such classic tunes as “Try to Remember” and “Soon Its Gonna Rain.”
The cast is from Yellow Springs, Spring Valley, Xenia, Miamisburg and Dayton. The Asst. Director is N. Lynn Brown, lighting and sound is provided by technical director Harry Woosley with Mike Frazier at Sound and Steve Edwards and Ron Goble providing set construction for this riddling romp.
Performances run on April 20 and 21 at 7:30 pm and April 22 matinees at 3 pm. Tickets are $15 for general admission: $12 for students and seniors.
For further information or reservations, contact X*ACT at (937)372-0516 or get tickets early at www.XeniaACT.org.