MEREDITH — The Winnipesaukee Playhouse is presenting the worlds longest running musical "The Fantastics" from Wednesday, August 14 to Saturday, August 24. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday with an additional 2 p.m. performance on Monday's and on Thursday, August 15.
The Fantastics tells the story of a young man and the girl next door, whose parents have built a wall to keep them apart. The youngsters nevertheless contrive to meet and fall in love. Their parents are in a long-standing feud and disapprove of the children’s decisions, but all is not what it seems. This musical takes the audience into a world of moonlight and magic to watch young love blossom.
The Winni Playhouse Professional Company is excited to be performing their first musical with Playhouse veterans Alex Jacobs, Richard Brundage, Brady Lynch, Adam Kee and Kevin Killavey and fresh faces Katie Proulx, Benjamin Estus and Adam Hadas.
Director Bryan Halperin says, "The Fantasticks is a beautiful musical that has played so long in New York for a reason. As usual, we hope to celebrate all that is magical about the piece and add our own Playhouse flair to the proceedings by looking at it with fresh eyes. I couldn't be more pleased to bring The Fantasticks to the Lakes Region as our first professional musical."
As always pre-show dinners are available and catered by Magic Foods Restaurant Group, the owners of Canoe in Center Harbor and O Steak and Seafood in Laconia. A post-show discussion with the cast and crew will take place on Wednesday, August 21. Be sure to check the Winnipesaukee Playhouse website for the selected nights of free pre-show entertainment at the outdoor amphitheatre.
Tickets are $27 for seating in the orchestra, $22 for seating in the first row of the balcony and $15 for seating in the second row in the balcony. Tickets can be ordered by calling 279-0333 or by using a credit card at www.winniplayhouse.org.