The Fantasticks

The Fantasticks

December 13-22, 2013 in The Playhouse at Overture 

A classic coming-of-age story, The Fantasticks features two meddling, matchmaking fathers who scheme to get their children together. Once the couple is united, the real drama begins!  Featuring the timeless songs “Try to Remember” and “Soon It’s Gonna Rain,” this is a celebration of love – first love, lost love, and ultimately, true love.


Friday, December 13 at 7:30 pm

Saturday, December 14 at 7:30 pm

Sunday, December 15 at 2 pm

Friday, December 20 at 7:30 pm

Saturday, December 21 at 7:30 pm

Sunday, December 22 at 2 pm

Tickets ($35 adults, $30 seniors, $20 students) are on sale through the Overture Center Box Office at (608) 258-4141, in person, or online.


While The Fantasticks isn’t a holiday play, it’s a perfect pick for Four Seasons Theatre’s season opener. The story begins in September but ends “deep in December.” It’s a show that, despite having nothing to do with Christmas, captures the beautiful mystery of the holiday season.

Read the full review by Amelia Cook Fontella for The Isthmus 

“It may be deep in December, but they’ve made sure our hearts remember what it’s like to be bruised by the world… and still find love.”

Read the full Stage Write review by Aaron Conklin for Madison Magazine

Cast & Crew

Directed by Jace Nichols, music directed by Thomas Kasdorf, and choreographed by Mari Borowski, the production also features the work of costume designer Susan Gustaf, lighting designer Tom Littrell, sound designer Brian Anderson, and props designer Marja Barger with stage manager Aileen Wall.

The cast of The Fantasticks:

Luisa – Anna Slate (last seen as Anne Egermann in A Little Night Music)

Matt – Trevor Bass (Four Seasons Theatre debut)

Bellamy – Robert A. Goderich (last seen in Les Miserables, as The Waiter in She Loves Me)

Hucklebee – John Jajewski (last seen as Thenardier in Les Miserables and Sipos in She Loves Me)

Henry – Mark Snowden (last seen in Les Miserables and as Maraczek in She Loves Me)

Mortimer – David Lawver (seen in Follies, Candide, and more)

The Mute – Mikey Andersen (Four Seasons Theatre debut)

El Gallo – Jace Nichols (last seen as Javert in Les Miserables)