Extras & Insights
"Try to remember, and if you remember, then follow..."
– El Gallo, The Fantasticks
Follow, Follow The Fantasticks
Discover how the world's longest-running musical came to be.
Dig into some of the sources that inspired Schmidt and Jones in creating The Fantasticks.
Director in Demand: Amanda Dehnert
Learn more about the life and career of this fast rising-director.
Famous Players from the Past
Off-Broadway has created plenty of opportunities for some of Broadway's and Hollywood's biggest stars to play a part.
The Fantastick Jones & Schmidt
An interview with the show's creators.
A roundtable with the show's original creative team.
Our Amuse-ing world
The inspiration for set designer Eugene Lee and director Amanda Dehnert.
How Did You DO That???
How illusionist designer Jim Steinmeyer continues to amaze the magic and – theater – world.
It Depends on What You Say
Latin root or modern problem? Learn more about the infamous "rape" song controversy.
From the Dramaturg's Notebook
Dramaturg Janine Sobeck investigates The Fantasticks' call to "remember"
More than a Musical: Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt's Other Major Works
See what the music-theater team Schmidt and Jones created after The Fantasticks.
Try to Remember
A montage of some of our favorite singers performing The Fantasticks' most memorable song.
The Fantastick Glossary
A quick reference guide to the terms, quotes and references hidden within the text.
"I'm passionate about what makes us who we are. How do we learn to live, to love and to survive the beautiful and the strange things that happen to us? Within The Fantasticks, we all take this journey together starting from a time of innocence when our life is nothing more than an untraveled road. Then the road twists and turns. In one of the greatest American musicals, we come to understand that we cannot know joy without knowing pain. The Fantasticks draws across the curtain covering the human heart and tells us about how we become who we are, and how we can make a life."
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