Talk about a time-proven audience-pleaser! The Fantasticks, the world’s longest-running production of any kind, combines breathtaking poetry and subtle theatrical sophistication with purity and simplicity. The result is a timeless fable of young lovers who become disillusioned, only to discover a more mature, meaningful love. The story is punctuated by memorable songs like Try to Remember” and “Soon It’s Gonna Rain”.
Nebraska Theatre Caravan has created a fresh new Steampunk adaptation of this classic musical – but the concept is not intrusive. Outside of a very creative take on costumes, set and props, this show is, in its entirety, the original. Says director Carl Beck, “It’s classical simplicity. It’s not a contemporary character tale. It’s about a boy who is overly in love with a girl whose fathers are trying the keep them together by pulling them apart. Steampunk seems to lend itself to this story by finding beauty among the broken pieces.”