UA’s Arizona Repertory Theatre presents THE FANTASTICKS


CONTACT: Lisa Pierce, Dir. of Marketing & Development • 520.626.2686 •
The University of Arizona School of Theatre, Film & Television

Approximate run time: 122 minutes • 15-minute intermission • Danny Gurwin, Director • 520.621.7504 •

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Tucson, AZ – October 11, 2013

TheFantasticks_fullThe Fantasticks

Music by Harvey Schmidt, Book & lyrics by Tom Jones
Directed by Danny Gurwin

Based on Edmond Rostand’s 1894 play, Les Romanesques, The Fantasticks, the world’s longest-running Tony Award-winning musical, is a captivating and simple romantic comedy about a boy named Matt, a girl named Luisa, two parents and a wall. The audience uses its imagination to follow the mischievously charming narrator, El Gallo, as he creates a world of moonlight and magic, and then pain and disillusionment, until the boy and girl find their way back to one other. The score, which includes Try to Remember, They Were You, and Soon It’s Gonna Rain, is as timeless as the story itself.

Dates & Times:
Previews: Oct 20 at 1:30pm, Oct 22 at 7:30pm
Evenings: Oct 23-26, Oct 31-Nov 2, Nov 8-9 at 7:30pm
Matinees: Oct 27, Nov 2-3, Nov 10 at 1:30pm

Place: Tornabene Theatre on the UA campus located near the SE corner of Park Avenue and Speedway Boulevard.

Cost/Admission: Regular $31, Senior/UA Employee/Military $29, Student $21, Preview $20.

Ticket Information: UA Fine Arts Box Office, (520) 621-1162 or or

Parking: Park Avenue Garage, located on Park Avenue just north of Speedway Blvd. Pre-paid parking is available for weekday evening performances. Saturday and Sunday there is no charge to park. If you have special needs for parking, please call UA Parking & Transportation Services at (520) 621-3550.

Media Contact: Lisa Pierce, (520) 626-2686,

Production Sponsor: Gootter & Associates

FANTASTICKS_WW imageWidescreen Wednesday Screening & Discussion:

Wednesday, Oct 30 at 7:00pm – Center for Creative Photography
FREE ADMISSION to Widescreen Wednesdays! First come, first served. No ticket necessary. Watch the film adaptation of The Fantasticks from the 1964 Hallmark Hall of Fame special with Ricardo Montalban, Bert Lahr, Stanley Holloway, Susan Watson & John Davidson – even the commercials! Enjoy an engaging discussion about the film & stage versions led by Dr. Erica Stein from the Film & Television program.

BONUS: See the winning student film short from last May’s I DREAM IN WIDESCREEN, called UNLOVABLE (run time approx 3 minutes), by Film & TV alum, Jackie Hutchinson!