Rochester College’s theatre department will present The Fantasticks by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones, during two weekends in November. The world’s longest running musical, The Fantasticks has entranced generations of audiences for more than 52 years.

A funny and romantic chamber musical, The Fantasticks tells the deceptively uncomplicated story of a boy, a girl, their fathers (who plot to get them together by keeping them apart), and a wall. At the heart of its breathtaking poetry and subtle theatrical sophistication is a purity and simplicity that transcends cultural barriers. The result is a timeless fable of love that is nostalgic and universal at the same time. The famous score, which includes the classics “Try to Remember,” “They Were You,” and “Soon It’s Gonna Rain,” is as timeless as the story itself.

Performances of The Fantasticks will be Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 14-16, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, Nov. 22-23 at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 24, at 2 p.m.
All productions take place in the Rochester College Theatre on the campus of Rochester College at 800 W. Avon Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48307. Tickets are $5 for students, $10 for adults in advance, and $12 for adults at the door. Group rates are also available.

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