The Fantasticks holds the record as the longest running musical in the world � having run at the Sullivan Street Theatre in New York for 42 years. It is considered a classic of the American Music Theatre and has played in thousands of communities across the nation, and around the world, since it first debuted in New York in 1960.
The Fantasticks is a classic story of feuding families and a boy and girl that find romance in spite (or is it because of?) anything their fathers do to stop them. The show resounds with many beautiful melodies, such as Soon It's Gonna Rain and They Were You � as well as the well-known Try to Remember. Along with music, The Fantasticks includes sword-fighting, abductions, comedy, romance � and even gardening tips!
Auditions for the Vermillion production will be held on Monday, Aug. 28 from 7 to 9 p.m., and on Tuesday, Aug. 29 from 8 to 10 p.m. The auditions will take place in Vermillion's United Church of Christ/Congregational church at 226 East Main.
The Fantasticks will be staged in Farber Hall, on the USD campus, the evenings of Friday, Sept. 29 and Saturday, Sept. 30 at 8 p.m., and the afternoon of Sunday, Oct. 1 at 2 p.m.
For more information on auditions, or the Vermillion production in general, please visit the Vermillion Community Theatre Web site at: www.vermillioncommunitytheatre.org or e-mail your query to: vct_fantasticks.yahoo.com.