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Nebraska Theatre Caravan presents

The Fantasticks

Book by Tom Jones

Music byHarvey Schmidt

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. It is a moving tale of young lovers who become disillusioned, only to discover a more mature, meaningful love. Punctuated by a bountiful series of catchy, memorable songs such as “Try to Remember” and “Soon It’s Gonna Rain”, audiences will find themselves humming along whether they are revisiting the show or discovering it for the first time.

Through the creative genius of Director Carl Beck, Costume Designer Georgiann Regan and Scenic Designer Jim Othuse, comes a steampunk-inspired adaptation of this classic musical which promises to provide an unparalleled experience.

What is Steampunk?

Steampunk is a genre that came into prominence during the 1980s and early 1990s and incorporates elements of science fiction, fantasy, alternate history, horror, and speculative fiction. It involves a setting where steam power is widely used—whether in an alternate history such as Victorian era Britain or "Wild West"-era United States, or in a post-apocalyptic time —that incorporates elements of either science fiction or fantasy. Works of steampunk often feature anachronistic technology, or futuristic innovations as Victorians might have envisioned them, based on a Victorian perspective on fashion, culture, architectural style, and art. This technology includes such fictional machines as those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne, or the contemporary authors Philip Pullman, Scott Westerfeld and China Mieville.

The Fantasticks is presented through special arrangement with MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL, New York, NY.

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014 7:30 PM CT
The Theatre
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