"The Fantasticks" will open Thursday night at Point Borough High School and tickets are now on sale.
Rebecca Muraglia, Dramatic Arts teacher, said, "Although we lost two valuable weeks of rehearsal, we still intend on opening our show on the original date of Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. Needless to say, ticket sales are down due to the aftermath of Sandy."
Muraglia, along with the cast and crew, are encouraging the community to come enjoy the show.
The school district was closed for two weeks due to Tropical Storm Sandy flooding and damaging many homes of students and staff, although the school buildings were not flooded or damaged.
The Thursday night performance is at 7 p.m., followed by performances at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Loren D. Donley Center for the Performing Arts at the high school.
Tickets are $8 for all seats. Call the box office at (732) 701-1900, ext. 2218 for more information.
The cast includes:
Junior Dorothy Blomquist as "Luisa"; Junior Ben Norkus as "Matt"; Senior Megan Hennessy as "Hucklebee"; Chris Doblovosky as "Bellomy"; Senior Andrew Moore as "El Gallo"; Kyle Carr as "Henry" Indian; Junior Joe Martin as "Mortimer"; Senior-Kerin Ostrander and sophomores Miranda Gale and Maddy Joel as "mutes."
Juniors Chris Hall and Laura Davis are student directors. Junior Meaghan Schoppe is assistant music director.
"The Fantasticks" was the longest-running show in Broadway history. The story unfolds as two lovers, Matt and Luisa, yearn to be together, despite their parents’ seemingly stern disapproval.
The power of love and the fate of the young couple are put to the test as temptation and desire enter the picture. The only question is if their love can survive as sweet September turns to frigid December.
This classic musical features memorable tunes such as “Try to Remember” and “Soon It’s Gonna Rain.”