Monday, January 7, 2008

“The Fantasticks”

(Friends of the Arts) — The longest-running musical in the world, “The Fantasticks,” is on its way to the stage at Charley’s Cabaret, Pacific Islands Club on Feb. 14, 15 and 16.

Friends of the Arts is producing this moving tale of young lovers who become disillusioned, only to discover a more mature, meaningful love.

This classic story is punctuated by a wealth of catchy, memorable songs, many of which have become standards.

“The Fantasticks” is an intimate musical show which will engage Saipan audiences’ imaginations while it showcases its strong ensemble cast.

Leo Goode Jr. has been cast in the lead role of “El Gallo,” on the heels of his breakout performance as “Scrooge” in the December Friends of the Arts production.

Samuel Conner, who also played a key role in, “Scrooge” has taken on the part of “the boy,” and Joan Liwanag, a member of Marianas High School’s Thespian Society, will play “the girl.”

Harold Easton, Paul Dujua, Chuck Sayon, all veteran players, producers and directors of past FOA performances, along with energetic young talents Tommy Baik, also a successful MHS Thespian actor, and Joseph Lloyd, both of whom played supporting roles in “Scrooge,” round out the cast, for a show that is sure to be a winner.

“The Fantasticks” is being directed by Dr. Susan Fishman and produced by Friends of the Arts.
“The Fantasticks” is being staged as dinner theater performances at Charlie’s Cabaret, on Feb. 14, with an intimate Valentine’s Day menu and door prizes, then again on Feb. 15 and 16, which includes PIC’s Magellan dinner buffet.

Tickets will be on sale soon.

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