Sonoma Arts Live is proud to present

The Fantasticks

August 25 - September 11

Thursday – Saturday 7:30 pm
Sunday – 2:00 pm

The Fantasticks debuted in 1960, with music by Harvey Schmidt and lyrics by Tom Jones.  It was an instant hit that ran for 42 consecutive years and made a star out of Broadway legend Jerry Orbach.  The Fantasticks tells an allegorical story (loosely based on the play The Romancers (Les Romanesques) by Edmond Rodstant) concerning two neighboring fathers who trick their children, Luisa and Matt, into falling in love by pretending to feud.  The fathers hire traveling actors to stage a mock abduction, so that Matt can heroically "save" Luisa, ending the supposed feud.  When the children discover the deception, they reject the arranged love match and separate. Each then gains disillusioning experiences in the real world, seen in parallel fantasy sequences. The young lovers eventually reunite, older and wiser.

"In keeping with the theme of our season 'The Things We Do For Love',  The Fantasticks deals with all of the crazy things people do in the name of love,” says Executive Artistic Director Jaime Love.  “With songs like Try to Remember, and Soon it’s Gonna Rain,  I guarantee patrons with leave humming these timeless classics.”

Purchase Tickets
Online:  Online Ticket Sales
By phone:  866-710-8942 6:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday – Friday
In person:  At the box-office one hour before each performance



We have more wheelchair accessible seats than shown on the ticketing map.  Please email for appropriate seating.

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Sonoma Community Center, Rotary Stage in Andrews Hall
276 E. Napa, Sonoma