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May 3rd, 4th, 5th, 11th, and 12th at 7:30 PM

and May 6th at 2:00 PM inside the theater at the

Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park


 The Fantasticks is one of the most classic musicals of all time and the Joliet Drama Guild is excited to bring you a brand new production.


The Fantasticks is a funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, and their two fathers who try to keep them apart. The narrator, El Gallo, asks the audience to use their imagination and follow him into a world of moonlight and magic. The boy and the girl fall in love, grow apart and finally find their way back to each other after realizing the truth in El Gallo's words that, "without a hurt, the heart is hollow."

"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.

The musical is being directed by Michelle Heermann, with musical direction by Marty Kaspar.

The cast is as follows:
El Gallo: Matt Dodge
Luisa: Kristy Kesselring
Matt: Michael Mendoza
Hucklebee: John Hehl
Bellomy: Dan Jagodzinski
Mortimer: Elyse Lorenz
Henry: Lee Brick
Mutes: Adam Rociles (May 3, 11, 12) and Brent Dobrotvis (May 4, 5, 6)