‘The Fantasticks’ hits the stage at WCU

art fantasticks“The Fantasticks,” the world’s longest-running musical, will bring a steampunk-styled allegory about deceit, disillusionment and devotion to the stage at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 27, in the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center at Western Carolina University.


Narrated by bandit El Gallo, the romantic musical follows the lives of young Matt and Luisa as their fathers con the pair into becoming lovers. The fathers, Mr. Hucklebee and Mr. Bellomy, believe their fake feud will only bring their children closer together. Ultimately, the couple’s disillusionment causes them to discover a deeper, more matured love.

Steampunk is a literary genre that focuses on industrialization, steam-powered machinery and post-apocalyptic settings. Steampunk works often feature futuristic technologies based on Victorian culture and style. Famous steampunk works include “Sherlock Holmes,” “Wild Wild West” and, most recently, “Hugo.”

The production, the final show in WCU’s 2013-14 Galaxy of Stars Series, is sponsored by Bear Lake Reserve and Holiday Inn Express.

Tickets are $20 for adults; $15 for WCU faculty and staff and $5 for students and children. 

828.227.2479 or www.bardoartscenter.wcu.edu

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