The Fantasticks
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The Fantasticks
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The Fantasticks NYC Reviews and Tickets

79%
(614 Ratings)
Positive
82%
Mixed
13%
Negative
5%
Members say
Delightful, Entertaining, Enchanting, Clever, Romantic

About the Show

A revival of the longest-running Off Broadway musical of all time. Memorable songs including "Try to Remember" and "Soon It's Gonna Rain" frame the classic story of true love.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (614)

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70 Reviews | 1 Follower
100
Delightful, Entertaining, Mustsee, Classic, Timeless

See it if seen countless times.. drove in to NYC in a snow storm to see it

Don't see it if Classic must see theater.. fun ride totally entertaining

292 Reviews | 68 Followers
100
Absorbing, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Exquisite

See it if It's the Fantasticks, what's not to like. Great score, great show. A gem.

Don't see it if See it before it closes

75 Reviews | 10 Followers
100
Delightful, Enchanting, Great singing

See it if you've never seen the show. Also see it to be swept up in the magic.

Don't see it if you don't like sentimental, magical stories.

54 Reviews | 22 Followers
100
Clever, Funny, Original, Must see, Enchanting

See it if If you've never seen it, you're missing out on a delightful time. It's one of my all time favs!

Don't see it if You don;'t like comedy

84 Reviews | 1 Follower
98
Absorbing, Entertaining, Enchanting, Clever, Delightful

See it if A simple love story

Don't see it if You are looking for a spectacle

219 Reviews | 88 Followers
96
Delightful, Funny, Must see

See it if You want an intimate experience seeing one a classic musical. You enjoy broad comedy combined with light romance.

Don't see it if You want extravagant sets. Read more

82 Reviews | 21 Followers
95
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny, Romantic

See it if You love the classics, and don't mind a small venue.

Don't see it if You prefer big, flashy, modern shows.

109 Reviews | 341 Followers
95
Enchanting, Charming, Heartfelt, Beautiful, Relevant

See it if you haven't seen it yet. It's a beautiful piece of musical theatre history. Sweet, funny, moving...absolutely delightful.

Don't see it if you need sets and costumes and special effects. This charming little show relies on the material and the performers.

Critic Reviews (10)

The New York Times
August 24th, 2006

"I tried to summon my stage-struck, preadolescent self as I watched the current “Fantasticks,” but he must have been otherwise engaged. What at 9 seemed oh so scenic inevitably brought out the cynic in this professional critic. I was more given to flinching than misting up as the Boy and the Girl loved, lost and rediscovered each other."
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The Wall Street Journal
September 1st, 2006

"A lovely revival of a show that has lost none of its guileless freshness after half a century of hard use. 'The Fantasticks' is blessed with an equally excellent score: the ballads are tender and yearning; the comic songs droll; and all are singable from intro to coda. It's a gem."
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New York Daily News
August 26th, 2006

"If you've seen the show - either on Sullivan St. or elsewhere - you can live with your memories. But if you or your kids have never experienced it, this pleasant production makes for a fine first time."
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Variety
August 23rd, 2006

"While another 42-year run is not in the cards, the new “Fantasticks,” with its charms and entertainment value intact, delivers very nicely. And the audience still visibly swells at the sound of “Try to Remember.”"
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Entertainment Weekly
August 25th, 2006

"The world’s longest-running musical doesn’t need reviving. But it’s hard to resist The Fantasticks’ vintage charm: unamplified actors; artsy-craftsy effects like confetti snow and sequined rain; a sweetly melodic score composed of standards and oddities"
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Theatermania
August 23rd, 2006

"The eight-actor musical that Jones and Schmidt wrote when they were still practically schoolboys is as fresh and charming as it always has been, and looks as if it should remain so for the next millennium or two...Try to remember how much you loved The Fantasticks the first time? Not necessary. It's all here again, right before your astonished eyes. That goes for first-timers too!"
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Talkin' Broadway
August 23rd, 2006

"There is one, and only one, problem with the uncorkably joyful production of The Fantasticks: It's now going to be much harder to criticize revivals for opening too soon after their original productions close. While it remains to be seen whether attitudes and economics will allow this production a marathon run of its own, I, for one, wouldn't complain if it lasted another 42 years."
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The Associated Press
August 23rd, 2006

"A reverential blandness has crept into the proceedings of this classic loss-of-innocence tale...Schmidt's melodies remain as heartfelt as ever. The songs are reminders of what makes this little musical so hypnotic and Jones' lyrics are equally accomplished. Yet when the singing stops, the show's fragility becomes apparent."
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