Sunday, August 28
“When I watch the news, check social media, or read the newspaper, today feels so angry and full of hate. I feel we are a nation at war with itself. The Fantasticks is a musical that ultimately teaches us how to love. We learn this by watching Matt and Luisa’s journey: the false happy ending love, the pulling apart and hurting each other, and finally, the return and learning how to love deeply, maturely, selflessly. It’s a lesson that is sorely needed today.”
This is the answer Seema Sueko gave to Pasadena Playhouse Artistic Director Sheldon Epps when he asked– in response to her proposal to bring The Fantasticks to Pasadena — “Why is this musical necessary today?” Join us for a special Summer Forum on Sunday, August 28 at 10:15 a.m. as Seem Sueko explores the timely message behind this timeless play — and challenges us to use art as an antidote to war and violence.
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Please join All Saints Theatre Ministry to see The Fantasticks
Book and Lyrics by Tom Jones l Music by Harvey Schmidt
Directed by Seema Sueko
Friday, September 30, 8:00 p.m. at Pasadena Playhouse
Tickets are $61, available at http://qrs.ly/eh58f62
There will be a pre-show beverage and cheese reception.
“The Fantatsicks” opened on May 3, 1960, and played off-Broadway for 17,162 performances before closing on January 13, 2002, making it the longest running musical in history. It is a lyrical and romantic musical that tells an allegorical love story about a boy, a girl, two fathers and a wall. It has been seen in over 67 countries and performed in locations ranging from The Peking Opera to The White House.