Total Rating: 
***
Previews: 
July 29, 2006
Opened: 
August 23, 2006
Ended: 
open run
Country: 
USA
State: 
New York
City: 
New York
Company/Producers: 
Steven Baruch, Marc Routh, Richard Frankel, Thomas Viertel
Theater Type: 
off-Broadway
Theater: 
Snapple Theater Center
Theater Address: 
210 West 50th Street
Phone: 
(212) 307-4100
Running Time: 
2 hrs, 30 min
Genre: 
Musical
Author: 
Book & Lyrics: Tom Jones; Music: Harvey Schmidt
Director: 
Tom Jones
Review: 

 The Fantasticks, now playing at the Snapple Theater Center, is a sweet, old fashioned, silly, romantic comedy with terrific songs that stick in your mind. What a pleasure to walk out humming "Try to Remember" or "Soon It's Gonna Rain." With a fine cast including the beautiful, clear-voiced Sara Jean Ford as the girl, Burke Moses as El Gallo and the extraordinary physical comedian Robert R. Oliver as Mortimer, and the book and lyrics writer (and director of this production) Tom Jones as the decrepit Henry, this production, filled with whimsy and fun, confirms why it is the longest-running musical in theater history.

Cast: 
Thomas Bruce (Henry), Leo Burmester (Hucklebee), Robert R. Oliver / MacIntyre Dixon (Mortimer), Santino Fontana (Matt), Sara Jean Ford (Luisa), Burke Moses (El Gallo), Douglas Ullman, Jr. (Mute), Martin Vidnovic (Bellomy).
Technical: 
PR: Barlow-Hartman
Other Critics: 
PERFORMING ARTS INSIDER David Lefkowitz 10/06 ?
Critic: 
Richmond Shepard
Date Reviewed: 
November 2006