July 19 – 24

“Try To Remember” a time when this romantic charmer wasn’t enchanting audiences around the world. The Fantasticks is the longest-running musical in the world and with good reason: at the heart of its breathtaking poetry and subtle theatrical sophistication is a purity and simplicity that transcends cultural barriers. The result is a timeless fable of love that manages to be nostalgic and universal at the same time.

Cast

El Gallo– Tanner Fults
Matt– Jackson Carney
Luisa– Lauren Wickerson
Hucklebee– Charlotte Crowley
Bellomy– Stacy Gilson
The Old Actor, Henry– Giovanni Porreca
The man who dies, Mortimer– Sophie Buchmeier
The Mute– Ava Dillhyon

Brad Wages

Brad Wages

Director/Choreographer

An award-winning actor, director and choreographer, Brad’s work has been seen across the United States and Canada. He holds a B.F.A. from the University of Oklahoma and served as assistant director to Broadway directors Fran Soeder and Joe Layton. He has been seen in a number of national theatre tours and national commercials. He is thrilled to call Venice Theatre “home” and to have the privilege of guiding the next generation of young actors to the stage.

Peter Madpak

Peter Madpak

Music Director

A New Jersey native, Peter has been a Music Director and Vocal Coach since 1991. He is the Organist/Choirmaster at St. Marks Episcopal Church in Venice, and created the St. John’s UMC Community Playhouse , Hazlet, NJ in 2005. He has served on the faculty of the Count Basie theatre, Redbank, NJ. He recently he became the Artistic Director for The Venice Chorale in Venice.

Sponsors

Mary Rau-Foster & Dick Foster

Ki Hassler

Neil & Michelle Kasanofsky