The Nebraska Theatre Caravan is making a stop on its national tour to perform “The Fantasticks” at Missouri University of Science and Technology this February. It is the seventh performance in the 2013-14 Missouri S&T Campus Performing Arts Series.
The group will perform a steampunk adaptation of the longest-running musical in history. The adaptation will not change the original storyline, but will feature steampunk-inspired costumes, props and sets. “The Fantasticks” is the story of two fathers who carry out elaborate plans to ensure that their children fall in love.
The performance will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, in Leach Theatre of Castleman Hall, located at the corner of 10th and Main streets in Rolla.
Tickets are available to Missouri S&T students with a valid ID for $10. However, the first 75 S&T students will receive a free ticket. Tickets can be purchased 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday from the Leach Theatre Box Office, located in the vestibule inside the main entrance to Leach Theatre, facing 10th Street. Tickets can also be purchased online at leachtheatre.mst.edu/cpas/cpas13-14/thefantasticks/.
The original production of “The Fantasticks” ran for 42 years off-Broadway and won Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre in 1991. Since its founding in 1975, The Nebraska Theatre Caravan has produced 90 productions which have been performed locally and nationally. Its adaptation of “The Fantasticks” has been hailed as, ‘fresh and fun.’
This performance is co-sponsored by Bonita Prock, St. James Winery and KFLW-The Fort. For more information about the Feb. 28 performance, or to purchase tickets, contact the Missouri S&T Leach Theatre Box Office at 573-341-4219.
More information about the Missouri S&T Campus Performing Arts Series is available online at leachtheatre.mst.edu/cpas.