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Otterbein Summer Theatre Presents The Fantasticks

May 28, 2014

Westerville, OH—Otterbein Summer Theatre opens its season with the musical, The Fantasticks, at 7:30 p.m. on June 5; 2 p.m. on June 8 and June 13; and 8 p.m. on June 6-8, 12-14 and 19-21, ONSTAGE at the Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St. Tickets cost $25. Call 614-823-1109 or visit www.otterbein.edu/drama.

In the funny and romantic musical, The Fantasticks, two young lovers must meet in secret because their fathers are sworn enemies. Luisa and Matt are sure their love can conquer anything even the wall their fathers have built to keep them apart—and they will be together forever.

Part of Otterbein Theatre history, The Fantasticks was the first show produced by Otterbein Summer Theatre. Staged in 1967, it starred local theatre celebrity Ron Nocks and featured costumes by Petie Dodrill.

Tickets are $25 each and can be reserved by calling the Otterbein University box office at (614) 823-1109 or purchased online at www.otterbein.edu/drama. The box office is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour prior to performances. Student rush discounts are available one hour prior to curtain, pending ticket availability. The box office is located in Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St., Westerville.

DETAILS:

Otterbein Summer Theatre presents:
The Fantasticks
Book and Lyrics by Tom Jones
Music by Harvey Schmidt
June 5-8, 12-14 and 19-21, 2014 (two performances June 13)
ONSTAGE in the Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St., Westerville

PRODUCTION TEAM
Directed by: David Caldwell
Musical Direction by: Dennis Davenport
Choreography by: Stella Hiatt Kane
Scenic Designer: Rob Johnson
Costume Designer: Rebecca White
Lighting Designer: Thomas Andrew Baker
Sound Designer: Doc Davis

CAST LIST

  • El GalloSam Parker
  • MattPreston Pounds
  • LuisNatalie Szczerba
  • HucklebeeKyle Hansen
  • BellomyAlex Huffman
  • HenryJeff Gise
  • MortimerAnthony Cason
  • The MuteIan Taylor

PERFORMANCE INFORMATION

Thursday, June 5* 7:30 p.m. ONSTAGE, Fristsche Theatre at Cowan Hall,
30 S. Grove St., Westerville
Friday, June 6 8 p.m. ONSTAGE, Fristsche Theatre at Cowan Hall,
30 S. Grove St., Westerville
Saturday, June 7 8 p.m. ONSTAGE, Fristsche Theatre at Cowan Hall,
30 S. Grove St., Westerville
Sunday, June 8 2 p.m. ONSTAGE, Fristsche Theatre at Cowan Hall,
30 S. Grove St., Westerville
Thursday, June 12 8 p.m. ONSTAGE, Fristsche Theatre at Cowan Hall,
30 S. Grove St., Westerville
Friday, June 13 2 p.m. ONSTAGE, Fristsche Theatre at Cowan Hall,
30 S. Grove St., Westerville
Friday, June 13 8 p.m. ONSTAGE, Fristsche Theatre at Cowan Hall,
30 S. Grove St., Westerville
Saturday, June 14 8 p.m. ONSTAGE, Fristsche Theatre at Cowan Hall,
30 S. Grove St., Westerville
Thursday, June 19 8 p.m. ONSTAGE, Fristsche Theatre at Cowan Hall,
30 S. Grove St., Westerville
Friday, June 20 8 p.m. ONSTAGE, Fristsche Theatre at Cowan Hall,
30 S. Grove St., Westerville
Saturday, June 21 8 p.m. ONSTAGE, Fristsche Theatre at Cowan Hall,
30 S. Grove St., Westerville
* Opening night, reception to follow performance

The Fantasticks

Kyle Hansen (Bellomy) and Alex Huffman (Hucklebee) in the Otterbein Summer
Theatre production of The Fantasticks. Photo Credit: Andrew Beers.

The Fantasticks
(clockwise from top) Ian Taylor (the Mute), Alex Huffman (Hucklebee), Preston
Pounds (Matt), Natalie Szczerba (Luisa) and Kyle Hansen (Bellomy) in the Otterbein
Summer Theatre production of The Fantasticks. Photo Credit: Andrew Beers.

The Fantasticks
Ian Taylor (the Mute), Preston Pounds (Matt), and Natalie Szczerba (Luisa) in the
Otterbein Summer Theatre production of The Fantasticks.
Photo Credit: Andrew Beers.

The Fantasticks
Preston Pounds (Matt), and Natalie Szczerba (Luisa) in the Otterbein Summer Theatre production of The Fantasticks. Photo Credit: Andrew Beers

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