"The Fantasticks" comes to Ramsey Auditorium Saturday

Fermilab Arts Series presents “The Fantasticks” on Saturday, March 15, at 8 p.m.

On Saturday at 8 p.m. in Ramsey Auditorium, the Fermilab Arts Series brings you Nebraska Theatre Caravan’s production of “The Fantasticks.”

Hailed by The Reader‘s Warren Francke as “far and away the best treatment of this record-setting 52-year-old musical that I’ve ever seen,” this adaptation of the classic musical promises to provide audiences an unparalleled theater experience, whether you are revisiting the show or seeing it for the first time.

“The Fantasticks” is the world’s longest-running production of any kind, 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. Punctuated by a bountiful series of catchy, memorable songs such as “Try to Remember” and “Soon It’s Gonna Rain,” the show will get audiences humming along.

The Nebraska Theatre Caravan was founded in 1975 as a joint project between the Omaha Playhouse and the Nebraska Arts Council.

Tickets are $30, $15 for those ages 18 and under. Fermilab employees may purchase tickets for only $15 by selecting “student” in the half-price menu for this show only. The offer ends at noon on Friday.

For more information or to make reservations, visit the Fermilab Arts Series Web page or call 630-840-2787.