Sandburg Presents ‘The Fantasticks’ Jan. 23-24, 29-31 at Orpheum Theatre

Aaron Frey, PR Specialist, 309.341.5301

GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College presents a production of the off-Broadway musical “The Fantasticks” from Jan. 23-24 and 29-31 at the historic Orpheum Theatre, 57 S. Kellogg St. Show times for each date are 7:30 p.m., with additional matinee performances at 2:30 p.m. Jan. 24 and 31.

Featuring music by Harvey Schmidt and lyrics by Tom Jones, “The Fantasticks” tells the story of two neighboring fathers who trick their children into falling in love by pretending to feud with each other. The original production, which debuted in 1960, ran for 42 years and was the world’s longest-running musical. In 1992, it was awarded the Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Admission is free for Sandburg students who present their College ID. Each performance also includes limited seating on the stage of the Orpheum. To reserve tickets or for more information, contact James Hutchings, coordinator of music, at 309.341.5317 or Tickets also will be available at the door prior to each performance.


The Narrator — Robert Thompson Jr.

The Mute — Angel Peterson

The Girl — Blas Nache/Abbie Miller

The Boy — Tyler Natof

The Girl’s Father — Shane Corbin

The Boy’s Father — William Green

The Actor — Aron Whitehurst

The One Who Dies — Nicola Cooper


Director — James Hutchings

Choreographer — Angel Peterson

Stage Manager — Britney West

Orchestra — James Hutchings

Costume Master — Tim Holmes

Costume Apprentice — Ashley Pittman

Hair & Makeup Design — Marquie Walton

Hair & Makeup Supervisor — Ashley Pittman

Lighting Design — Ross McIntire

Lights — Daktoa Carman

House Manager — Hilary Crowl

Ushers — Hannah Smith, Robert Spurgeon