History Theatre / TheFantasticks

8th Sep '17 4:46:02 AM Kahran042
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* 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. Subverted, though, in that royalties are far more expensive than many comparable musicals due to the relatively high prices of the outfit which happens to license it for production.
** InUniverse, the budget for a first class rape is reduced to near zero - hence the jobs for Henry and Mortimer, as opposed to ''good'' actors.
25th Jun '17 10:12:23 PM pimpdaddy
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** Certain productions, including the film adaptation, will instead perform a similar alternative song in its place, wherein they merely use the word "Abduction". This is generally the preferred version for younger audiences and school performances for obvious reasons.
6th May '17 5:46:04 AM Kazrak
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* ForbiddenFruit: Matt and Luisa, to each other. Deliberately [[InvokedTrope invoked]] by their fathers in "Never Say No".
5th May '17 8:52:36 PM Kazrak
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''The Fantasticks'' is an off-Broadway musical, loosely based off ''Les Romanesques'', that first premiered May 3rd, 1960 and is currently the [[LongRunner worlds' longest running musical production]], originally running for 42 years. As of this writing (January 31st, 2011), it has been revived at the Snapple Theater, also known as the Jerry Orbach Theater, and has been running there since August 23, 2006, now making it about ''50 years old''.

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''The Fantasticks'' is an off-Broadway musical, loosely based off ''Les Romanesques'', that first premiered May 3rd, 1960 and is currently the [[LongRunner worlds' longest running musical production]], originally running for 42 years. As of this writing (January 31st, 2011), it has been revived at the Snapple Theater, also known as Its revival, in the Jerry Orbach Theater, and has been running there since Theatre (named for the original performer of El Gallo), began on August 23, 2006, now making 2006 and will end its run in June 2017. In the lobby, there is a count of how many shows it about ''50 years old''.has had in New York City -- over 21,500.
5th May '17 8:44:01 PM Kazrak
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* StarCrossedLovers: Matt and Luisa, or so they think.

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* StarCrossedLovers: Matt and Luisa, or so they think. Deliberately [[InvokedTrope invoked]] by their fathers.
18th Apr '17 6:15:42 PM shimaspawn
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* FundamentallyFunnyFruit: "You're... standing... in... my... '''kumquats!'''" "Sorry!"
3rd Apr '17 8:44:06 PM piraml
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* DramaticNecklaceRemoval: Luisa leaves her dead mother's necklace with El Gallo as a pledge securing her return.



** 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.

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** 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. Subverted, though, in that royalties are far more expensive than many comparable musicals due to the relatively high prices of the outfit which happens to license it for production.
9th Jan '17 5:20:13 PM NWolfman
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* 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.)

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* 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
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28th Jul '16 12:52:35 PM piraml
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* YouMustBeCold: A variant occurs in the finale, with Matt offering his sweater against the snowfall and Luisa suggesting they simply share it.
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