Event Category: Theatrical Events
Starring Ginna Acosta, Rodrigo Demian, and Jim Newell
San Miguel Playhouse
Av Independencia 82
Thu–Sat, Aug 15–17 and 22–24, 7pm
Sun, Aug 18 and 25, 3pm
400 and 350 pesos
Boleto City, Mercado Sano
Tickets also at the door one hour before showtime
By Fredric Dannen
When Barnard College theater students Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt created The Fantasticks in 1959, they had no idea that it was going to set a record as the world’s longest-running musical. But after the play opened at the Sullivan Street Playhouse in New York City in May 1960, it continued running for the next 42 years.
It’s not hard to understand why, with a score including songs that have become standards, such as “Soon It’s Gonna Rain,” “Try to Remember,” and “I Can See It.” The show is often celebrated for the aspiring young actors it has over the years turned into stars: Jerry Orbach, Liza Minelli, Elliot Gould, F. Murray Abraham, Glenn Close, and Kristin Chenoweth.