Thursday, November 26, 2009
LaCause Is El Gallo in DC Fantasticks, Set in an Amusement Park, Opening Nov. 27
Arena Stage's new production of The Fantasticks, directed by rising American director Amanda Dehnert, who places the musical in the world of an abandoned amusement park, opens Nov. 27 after previews from Nov. 20 in Washington, DC.
Broadway's Sebastian LaCause plays El Gallo in the fable of love, youth and innocence. Performances of the Tom Jones-Harvey Schmidt musical will play to Jan. 10, 2010, at Arena Stage at the Lincoln Theatre in Washington, DC.
The cast also includes Addi McDaniel (Luisa), Timothy Ware (Matt), Michael Stone Forrest (Hucklebee), Jerome Lucas Harmann (Bellomy), Laurence O'Dwyer (Henry), Nate Dendy (The Mute) and Jesse Terrill (Mortimer/The Handyman).
Musical direction is by George Fulginti-Shakar. Set design is by Eugene Lee.