Lee Street theatre is thrilled to announce that the record-breaking musical The Fantasticks will be the final installment of our 10th Anniversary Season. Winner of a special Tony Award and an OBIE award, The Fantasticks, with music by Harvey Schmidt and book and lyrics by Tom Jones, opens Thursday, July 19th and runs through Saturday, July 28th at Lee Street theatre.
The Fantasticks tells the age-old tale of a boy, a girl, and a love blossoming out of a family feud. Although, this love story is far from the classic happily ever afters of your youth. This truly unconventional modern epic follows young lovers, Luisa and Matt, and their arduous journey into adulthood and disillusionment. This timeless musical offers comfort in faces of conflict, hate, and brutality. The Fantasticks reminds us all that despite the darkness we face, love is the universal answer.
Follow our stellar cast into a world of moonlight and magic this summer. The Fantasticks stars an eight-person cast: Mark Stephenson as El Gallo and Sabrina Kershaw as The Mute, you may recognize her from her role as the Narrator in Scrooge’s Christmas Trolley Tour this past winter. Morgan Warren will star as Luisa,she has previously appeared in our 10-Minute Scenes Festival,and Debbie Hubbard will portray her mother, Bellomy. Jacob Hammill will play Matt, he starred as Gabe in Next to Normal this season. Tim Campbell who most recently starred as Dr. Madden in Next to Normal will appear as Hucklebee. Chris Eller, who starred as Cal Porter inMothers & Sons this past September, will appear as Henry and Dan Mikkelson, who gave an unforgettable Elvis performance in 2017’s Viva Las Vegas, will portray Mortimer.
The Creative Team includes the talents of Craig Kolkebeck as Artistic Director and Production Director, John Stafford as Music Director, Rod Oden as Lighting and Set Designer and Technical Director, Kylie Mason as the Stage Manager, Nina Gil as the Master Carpenter, Grace Reeves as the Props Designer, Caitlin Billings as Marketing Director, and Hannah Avery as the Publicist.
Lee Street theatre has a one-time special offer! Tickets to The Fantasticks can be purchased at a discounted rate when you purchase your Flex Pass for Season 11! Take $5 off the single ticket price with every Flex Pass purchased!
Flex Passes are our version of Season Tickets. They allow you to enjoy the flexibility of coming once to all of our plays, seeing one play several times, or coming to one production and bringing all of your friends! Each pass is good for one seat at any production. Our Flex Passes are available in increments of 8 tickets. A Flex 8, which gets you 8 tickets to use anytime, is $117.70. A Flex 16, which gets you 16 tickets to use anytime, is $235.40. Season 11 Flex Passes expire July 27th, 2019 which is our final performance of Season 11 and cannot be redeemed at concert events or additional programs.
Performances of The Fantasticks will be held at Lee Street theatre Performing Arts Center at the Tom & Martha Smith Event Center at 329 N Lee Street, Salisbury, NC 28144. Performances will run July 19-21 & 26-28 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $22.90 and available online at www.leestreet.org or by phone 704.310.5507.