Logo for The Fantasticks

Book and lyrics by Tom Jones
Music by Harvey Schmidt



July 7-22 , 2006
air-conditioned Arlington High School
1495 Rice Street, St. Paul
(between Larpenteur & Maryland, ¾ mile west of I-35E)

Try To Remember
when a musical made you feel so good!

The Fantasticks tells of a young boy and girl falling in love, but then yearning for the adventures the world has to offer, fathers scheming about their children, but then feuding with each other, and a man of mystery, El Gallo, who both brings romance to the girl, but then steals what she values. The show played on Broadway for over 17,000 performances between 1960 and 2002 and contains many fun and hum-able songs, such as Plant a Radish, Soon It's Gonna Rain, and the classic, Try To Remember.

Audience comments:
"The show sparkles with energy" - Erin from St. Paul

"Lex-Ham's production of The Fantasticks is filled with wonderful singing, energetic acting, and laugh-out-loud comedy." - Ann from St. Paul

"Christopher Teipner's directing was perfection, the voices were all wonderful, and the acting was really good!" - Susan from Shoreview

Christopher Teipner - Director
B. Joseph Burch - Music Director

Scene from The Fantasticks
Henry (Bruce Heskett) and Mortimer (Nathan Metcalf) take Matt (Laurent Kuehnl) on some adventures.

See photos from the show.
Cast photo from The Fantasticks


More photos and information for the media are available on the Media Resources page.

The cast for the show includes the following:

Character Actor
El Gallo Brent Berheim
The Girl, Luisa Shana Eisenberg
The Boy, Matt Laurent Kuehnl
The Boy's Father, Hucklebee Jack Rose
The Girl's Father, Bellomy George M.Calger
The Actor, Henry Bruce Heskett
The Man Who Dies, Mortimer Nathan Metcalf
The Mute Sam Ahern

Sue Kuta - Stage Manager
Dutton Foster - Set Designer
Judy Larsen - Costume Designer
Jennifer Snyder - Costume Designer
Dave Reynolds - Lighting Designer
Kathy Super - Prop Coordinator

Performances will be

Sunday   Thursday Friday Saturday
      7:30 p.m. - July 7
7:30 p.m. - July 8
      7:30 p.m. - July 14
7:30 p.m. - July 15
2:00 p.m. - July 16
Pay What You Can
  7:30 p.m. - July 20 7:30 p.m. - July 21 7:30 p.m. - July 22

Arlington High School, 1495 Rice St, St. Paul
Tickets: $18 for adults/$12 for children, students, and seniors aged 65 and older
The 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 16 performance is "pay what you can".

Seating is limited, so you are encouraged to make reservations on-line.

Read the program for the show.

Some of the people getting the word out about The Fantasticks at the 2006 Grand Old Day
Maddie Smith at Grand Old Day
Madeleine Smith
Elizabeth Watkins at Grand Old Day
Elizabeth Watkins
Kathy Super at Grand Old Day
Kathy Super

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Last updated: 7/22/2006