Heath and Smith Will Be The Fantasticks in St. Louis

News   Heath and Smith Will Be The Fantasticks in St. Louis Stella Heath and Cory Michael Smith will co-star in the St. Louis Repertory Theatre production of The Fantasticks, which will begin performances March 17.
Cory Michael Smith
Cory Michael Smith

Victoria Brussert will direct the Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt musical that will run through April 11 on the Rep's Browning Mainstage. David Horstman serves as musical director and accompanist with Martín Céspedes as choreographer. Heath will appear as Luisa, with Smith as Matt. The Fantasticks will also feature Sara M. Bruner (The Mute), Joneal Joplin (Henry), Scott Schafer (Bellomy), Dan Sharkey (Hucklebee), Brian Sutherland (El Gallo) and John Woodson (Mortimer).

The Fantasticks, according to the Rep, "begins with a boy, a girl and a wall. Matt and Luisa, the two young lovebirds from neighboring families, steal glances and keep their romance a secret from their feuding fathers. Little do the kids know that their dads are actually good friends who’ve hatched a plan—with the help of a mystical band of a traveling players—to get the pair down the aisle. When they discover their fathers’ plot and are encouraged to marry, the excitement of forbidden love is replaced by the realities of the mundane and they each go off on their own to experience life in the world."

Designing the production are Gary M. English (scenic design), Dorothy Marshall Englis (costume design), Peter E. Sargent (lighting design) and Rusty Wandall (sound design).

For tickets phone (314) 968-4925 or visit The Rep's online box office at RepStl.