[Posted November 29, 2016] Ready for “The Fantasticks”?
Pictured above: The cast of “The Fantasticks”: (top row) Joseph Mejia, Akira Shelton, Emile Victoria Brown; (middle row) Charlene Herrella, Victoria Saxxon, Jasmine Mentzer, Giovanni Molinaro; (bottom row) Erin Washington, Nuhamin Fekade. (Photo courtesy Ivan Finkle/UHEF)
The famed lyrical and romantic musical that tells an allegorical love story about a boy, a girl, two mothers (in the Uni version) and a wall will open for four performances only at the renovated Stivelman Theater on campus on Wednesday, November 30. The schedule:
(1) Nov. 30 at 3:30 p.m.: Wednesday/Special Student Performance
(2) Dec. 01 at 7:00 p.m.: Thursday/Opening Night
(3) Dec. 02 at 7:00 p.m.: Friday/Weekend Opener
(4) Dec. 03 at 2:00 p.m.: Saturday/Closing Matinee
Tickets are priced at $10 for adults and $5 for students with identification. You can buy tickets online up to one day prior to the show date by credit card here (buyer pays credit card and handling fee), or in cash (only) on-campus at the University High School Student Store, or at the Box Office before each performance. Holders of valid Warriors & Wildcats Activity Cards are admitted free, of course!
Uni’s Director of Theatre Arts, Ronnie Sperling ‘76, promises a great show, with a running time of two hours total. The program will feature:
- Charlene Herrella as Luisa
- Akira Shelton as El Gallo
- Giovanni Molinaro at Matt
- Jasmine Mentzer as Hucklebee
- Victoria Saxxon as Bellamy
- Victoria Emile Brown as Henry
- Joseph Mejia as Mortimer
- Nuhamin Fekade as Mute
- Erin Washington as Mute
The theater itself will be one of the stars of the show, with an all-new lobby, flooring, seating and sound systems. Stivelman Theater at University High School (11800 Texas Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90025) is located on the Texas Avenue side of the school.
Ample street parking is available. Refunds available only up to the day prior to the show. Refunds will not be issued for missed performances.
See you at the show!