“The Fantasticks” Now Playing at TAP

Third Avenue Playhouse is now showing The Fantasticks through Oct. 19. The show runs Tuesday through Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2 pm. There will be a special evening performance on Oct. 5 at 7:30 pm.

The Fantasticks, by Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt, is the world’s longest running musical, running for more than 52 years in Manhattan and entrancing generations of audiences the world over.

The Fantasticks is a funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, two fathers and a wall. The narrator, El Gallo, originally played by Jerry Orbach, asks the audience to use their imagination and follow him into a world of moonlight and magic. The boy and the girl fall in love, grow apart, and finally find their way back to each other after realizing the truth in El Gallo’s words that “without a hurt, the heart is hollow.”

The Fantasticks is the first musical produced by the Stage Door Theatre Company, the professional resident theatre company of the Third Avenue Playhouse. The famous score includes the classics, “Try To Remember,” “They Were You,” and “Soon It’s Gonna Rain.”

Tickets are $25 for general admission, $10 for students 12 – 24, and $5 for children 11 and under. For more information visit