Coachella Valley Repertory presents the West Coast Premiere of a bold new reimagining and regendering of The Fantasticks that has been seen just once before. This inspired new setting of The Fantasticks is a collaboration between Tom Jones, the show's original librettist and lyricist, and Michigan’s Flint Repertory Theatre and remains true to the show’s soul. In this version, Jones has Matt and Louisa become Matt and Lewis, finessed into each other's arms by their mothers. The Fantasticks is a theatrical phenomenon: it is the longest running musical in the history of the American stage and one of the world’s most loved and produced works ever. Its classic songs include “Try to Remember,” “Much More,” and “Soon It's Gonna Rain.” It’s fun, beautiful and deeply touching.
First Preview: November 1, 2023
Opening Night: November 2, 2023
Final Performance: November 12, 2023