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Performed: 4-17 August 1989; "The Fantasticks" was one of the three productions part of JSU's 1989 "Taste of the Town" dinner theater. The musical tells the story of a boy and girl in love, but their parents believe that the best way to bring them together is to keep them apart. Managing director/business manager/scenic designer was Carlton Ward, artistic director was Wayne Claeren, technical director/lighting designer was David Keefer, choreographer was Jenny Barnard, rehearsal accompanist was Maia Surace, stage manager was Georgia Brown, properties manager was Joyce Tate, costume designer was Freddy Clements, costume mistress was Joyce Tate, light board operator was Jeanne Carden. This item is contained within the Clements drama production materials.


This performance was held in the Stone Center Theatre.


  • Shelton Brown -- El Gallo
  • Lee Pope -- Matt
  • Julie Durbin -- Luisa
  • Mike Smith -- Hucklebee
  • Steve Whitton -- Bellamy
  • David Smith -- Mortimer
  • Drew Reeves -- Henry
  • Phillip Hurt -- Mute


The original items are located in the Library’s Alabama Gallery Special Collections.


Jacksonville State University -- History, College and school drama, Theater programs


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The Fantasticks (1989) | Program