History Theatre / TheFantasticks

9th Jan '17 5:20:13 PM NWolfman
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ThreeChordsAndTheTruth: In a ''good'' way. The music is simple, the lyrics and ideas are sincere, and it can be performed by a cast on any level of talent, pretty much. (With one possible exception: Luisa's role is very difficult to sing, with lots of coloratura soprano sections.)

to:

* ThreeChordsAndTheTruth: In a ''good'' way. The music is simple, the lyrics and ideas are sincere, and it can be performed by a cast on any level of talent, pretty much. (With one possible exception: Luisa's role is very difficult to sing, with lots of coloratura soprano sections.)) It can also be adapted to an ensemble of any size, often one as small as ''two'' (the original production used only a piano and a harp).
18th Sep '16 9:15:53 AM mlsmithca
Is there an issue? Send a Message


http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Fantasticks_2834.jpg

to:

http://static.[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Fantasticks_2834.jpg
jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:300:Try to remember a time in September...]]
28th Jul '16 12:52:35 PM piraml
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* YouMustBeCold: A variant occurs in the finale, with Matt offering his sweater against the snowfall and Luisa suggesting they simply share it.
14th Mar '16 2:54:05 PM piraml
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* BerserkButton: Don't mess with Bellamy's plants. Or Huckabee's for that matter.

to:

* BerserkButton: Don't mess with Bellamy's plants. Or Huckabee's for that matter. Or point out Luisa's freckles.


Added DiffLines:

* StandardFemaleGrabArea: El Gallo abducts Luisa by the arm, and she wears a ribbon around the spot for old time's sake.
20th Oct '14 7:34:59 AM Steinman76
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* CurbStompBattle: After beating El Gallo in a staged battle, Matt thinks he's a master fencer. Later, when El Gallo hasn't been paid to lose, he quickly proves that this is not the case.
20th Aug '14 10:05:41 PM mlsmithca
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* BerserkButton: Don't mess with Bellamy's plants.
** Or Huckabee's for that matter.

to:

* BerserkButton: Don't mess with Bellamy's plants.
**
plants. Or Huckabee's for that matter.



** The Rape Ballet, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin natch]]. El Gallo insists on referring to "abduction" as "rape" out of loyalty to poetics.
** As well as the first lines of "It Depends On What You Pay." To quote:

to:

** The Rape Ballet, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin natch]].Ballet. El Gallo insists on referring to "abduction" as "rape" out of loyalty to poetics.
** As well as the first lines of "It Depends On What You Pay.Pay", which is basically just a long list of different types of "rape." To quote:quote the first lines:



*** "It Depends On What You Pay" counts in its entirety as it is basically just a long list of different types of "rape."
* CloudCuckoolander: Luisa and her father. Must be a family trait.
* CurtainCall: In the film adaptation, the cast comes on for a curtain call after it's over. They're done in order of credit, so the first-credited people (Joel Gray and Barnard Hughes) come on first, even though they don't have the lead parts.
* DarkReprise: What El Gallo sings to Matt before he goes down the road to see the world is reprised when El Gallo is luring Luisa down that same path, only now Matt sings of despair and El Gallo sings of marvels.

to:

*** "It Depends On What You Pay" counts in its entirety as it is basically just a long list of different types of "rape."
* CloudCuckoolander: {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Luisa and her father. Must be a family trait.
* CurtainCall: In the film adaptation, the cast comes on for a curtain call after it's over. They're done in order of credit, so the first-credited people (Joel Gray Grey and Barnard Hughes) come on first, even though they don't have the lead parts.
* DarkReprise: What The introduction to "I Can See It" which El Gallo sings to Matt before he goes down the road to see the world is reprised when El Gallo is luring Luisa down that same path, only now Matt sings of despair and El Gallo sings of marvels.



** Mortimer. Just... Mortimer.

to:

** Mortimer. Just... Mortimer.Mortimer's specialty is death scenes. His demonstration for El Gallo is generally played as so over the top it's hilarious.



--> '''El Gallo''': [[TemptingFate Haha! I'm not dead!]]

to:

--> '''El --->'''El Gallo''': [[TemptingFate Haha! I'm not dead!]]



* FundamentallyFunnyFruit: "You're . . . standing . . . in . . . my . . . '''kumquats!'''" "Sorry!"

to:

* FundamentallyFunnyFruit: "You're . . . standing . . . in . . . my . . ."You're... standing... in... my... '''kumquats!'''" "Sorry!"



* [[HeyItsThatGuy Hey, It's That Guy!]] / [[HeyItsThatVoice Hey, It's That Voice!]]: If you've seen pictures of, heard excerpts of, or are old enough to remember the original 1960 premiere, you might notice El Gallo was played by Jerry Orbach, AKA [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Lumiere]] and [[LawAndOrder Lennie Briscoe]].



* ItsPronouncedTroPAY: It's pronounced "El GUY-o"
** Because it is. In Spanish double l's [ll] make a "ya" sound.

to:

* ItsPronouncedTroPAY: It's pronounced "El GUY-o"
** Because it is.
GUY-o". In Spanish double l's [ll] make a "ya" sound.



* NoBudget: About eight actors needed, a piano, and one harp. Gallo describes some of the scenes to us in poetry instead of using props or settings, and their moon is made of cardboard. The cardboard moon became such an iconic feature that it's now a traditional prop for the play.
** InUniverse, the budget for a first class [[strike: abduction]] rape is reduced to near zero - hence the jobs for Henry and Mortimer, as opposed to ''good'' actors.

to:

* NoBudget: NoBudget:
**
About eight actors needed, a piano, and one harp. Gallo describes some of the scenes to us in poetry instead of using props or settings, and their moon is made of cardboard. The cardboard moon became such an iconic feature that it's now a traditional prop for the play.
** InUniverse, the budget for a first class [[strike: abduction]] rape is reduced to near zero - hence the jobs for Henry and Mortimer, as opposed to ''good'' actors.



* TheSpeechless: The wall/ The mute. He also serves as sort of the prop master.

to:

* TheSpeechless: TheSpeechless:
**
The wall/ The mute. He also serves as sort of the prop master.
14th Mar '14 10:24:13 AM gkoch3
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* {{"Funny Aneursym" Moment}}: The song "Try to Remember" after 9/11. It was actually sung at many memorial events, including at Ground Zero in December of 2001, just three months after the attacks.
14th Mar '14 10:19:14 AM gkoch3
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* "FunnyAneursym"Moment: The song "Try to Remember" after 9/11. It was actually sung at many memorial events, including at Ground Zero in December of 2001, just three months after the attacks.

to:

* "FunnyAneursym"Moment: {{"Funny Aneursym" Moment}}: The song "Try to Remember" after 9/11. It was actually sung at many memorial events, including at Ground Zero in December of 2001, just three months after the attacks.
14th Mar '14 10:18:52 AM gkoch3
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* FunnyAneursym: The song "Try to Remember" after 9/11. It was actually sung at many memorial events, including at Ground Zero in December of 2001, just three months after the attacks.

to:

* FunnyAneursym: "FunnyAneursym"Moment: The song "Try to Remember" after 9/11. It was actually sung at many memorial events, including at Ground Zero in December of 2001, just three months after the attacks.
14th Mar '14 10:18:23 AM gkoch3
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* FunnyAneursym: The song "Try to Remember" after 9/11. It was actually sung at many memorial events, including at Ground Zero in December of 2001, just three months after the attacks.
This list shows the last 10 events of 16. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Theatre.TheFantasticks