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The Fantasticks

The Fantasticks is a 1960 musical with music by Harvey Schmidt and lyrics by Tom Jones. It tells an allegorical story, loosely based on the play The Romancers (Les Romanesques) by Edmond Rostand, concerning two neighboring fathers who trick their children, Luisa and Matt, into falling in love by pretending to feud. The fathers hire traveling actors to stage a mock abduction, so that Matt can heroically seem to save Luisa, ending the supposed feud. When the children discover the deception, they reject the arranged love match and separate. Each then gains disillusioning experiences of the real world, seen in parallel fantasy sequences. They return to each other bruised but enlightened, and they renew their vows with more maturity.

The show's original off-Broadway production ran a total of 42 years and 17,162 performances, making it the world's longest-running musical. The musical was produced by Lore Noto. It was awarded Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre in 1991. The poetic book and breezy, inventive score, including such familiar songs as "Try to Remember," helped make this show so durable. The Fantasticks has also become a staple of regional, community, and high school productions virtually since its premiere, with approximately 250 new productions each year. It is played with a small cast, two- to three-person orchestra and minimalist set design. Among many revivals, the show re-opened off-Broadway in 2006. As of 2010, its original investors have earned 240 times their original investments. The musical has played throughout the U.S. and in at least 67 foreign countries.

Music By - Harvey Schmidt | Lyrics By - Tom Jones | Stage Date - 1960


Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Tom Jones : The Fantasticks : Solo : 01 Songbook : 073999121360 : 0881880752 : 00312136

Tom Jones : The Fantasticks

Includes 7 stand-out songs from this long-running musical, including the beautiful Try to Remember and: I Can See It - Much More - Never Say No - Plant a Radish - Soon It's Gonna Rain - They Were You.

Songlist: I Can See It, Much More, Never Say 'No', Plant A Radish, Soon It's Gonna Rain, They Were You, Try To Remember

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Voicing: Solo | 20102b | Songbook | $12.95 | PVG


Harvey Schmidt : The Fantasticks : Solo : 01 Songbook : 884088688615 : 0739073117 : 00322351

Harvey Schmidt : The Fantasticks

The Fantasticks is Broadway's longest-running musical. This composer-approved 50th anniversary vocal selections folio has been expanded to include several songs that were previously available only in the complete vocal score. Titles: Try to Remember - I Can See It - Much More - Never Say No - Plant a Radish - Soon It's Gonna Rain - They Were You - The Perfect Time to Fall in Love - Metaphor - This Plum Is Too Ripe.

Songlist: Never Say No, Metaphor, I Can See It, A Perfect Time To Be In Love, Much More, Plant A Radish, Soon It's Gonna Rain, They Were You, Try To Remember, This Plum Is Too Ripe

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Voicing: Solo | 20138b | Songbook | $12.95 | PVG


Jay Althouse : Try to Remember : Showtrax CD : 038081294414  : 00-27181

Jay Althouse : Try to Remember

After running for more than 30 years off-Broadway, the musical legend The Fantasticks has re-opened to great reviews. The show is timeless, and so is its music. In this arrangement of the elegant opening number, the tune is stated first in a straightforward manner, then becomes a light jazz waltz. Perfectly arranged for all your groups, large or small, regardless of age.

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5691p | Showtrax CD | $22.95


Larry Shackley : I Can See It : Showtrax CD : 038081360676  : 00-33159

Larry Shackley : I Can See It

Featuring an incredible 4-hand piano accompaniment, this arrangement of the driving, hard-hitting, and inspirational hit from the long-running musical The Fantasticks is truly sensational.

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5790p | Showtrax CD | $24.95


Individual Folios

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I Can See It : SATB : Larry Shackley : Harvey Schmidt : The Fantasticks : Showtrax CD : 00-33155 : 038081360638

Larry Shackley : I Can See It

Featuring an incredible 4-hand piano accompaniment, this arrangement of the driving, hard-hitting, and inspirational hit from the long-running musical The Fantasticks is truly sensational.

Arranger: Larry Shackley | Composer: Harvey Schmidt | Lyricist: Tom Jones | Musical: The Fantasticks

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.50 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-33155 | Showtrax CD Available


I Can See It : SAB : Larry Shackley : Harvey Schmidt : The Fantasticks : Sheet Music : 00-33156 : 038081360645

Larry Shackley : I Can See It

Featuring an incredible 4-hand piano accompaniment, this arrangement of the driving, hard-hitting, and inspirational hit from the long-running musical The Fantasticks is truly sensational.

Arranger: Larry Shackley | Composer: Harvey Schmidt | Lyricist: Tom Jones | Musical: The Fantasticks

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $2.50 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-33156 | Showtrax CD Available


I Can See It : SSAA : Larry Shackley : Harvey Schmidt : The Fantasticks : Sheet Music : 00-33157 : 038081360652

Larry Shackley : I Can See It

Featuring an incredible 4-hand piano accompaniment, this arrangement of the driving, hard-hitting, and inspirational hit from the long-running musical The Fantasticks is truly sensational.

Arranger: Larry Shackley | Composer: Harvey Schmidt | Lyricist: Tom Jones | Musical: The Fantasticks

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $2.50 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-33157 | Showtrax CD Available


I Can See It : TTBB : Larry Shackley : Harvey Schmidt : The Fantasticks : Sheet Music : 00-33158 : 038081360669

Larry Shackley : I Can See It

Featuring an incredible 4-hand piano accompaniment, this arrangement of the driving, hard-hitting, and inspirational hit from the long-running musical The Fantasticks is truly sensational.

Arranger: Larry Shackley | Composer: Harvey Schmidt | Lyricist: Tom Jones | Musical: The Fantasticks

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $2.50 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-33158 | Showtrax CD Available


Soon It's Gonna Rain : SATB : Kirby Shaw : Harvey Schmidt : The Fantasticks : Sheet Music : 00-25119 : 038081266145

Kirby Shaw : Soon It's Gonna Rain

This touching ballad from The Fantasticks, the longest running musical in the history of the American stage, has been beautifully arranged for a cappella voices by Kirby Shaw. With its lush harmonic treatment of the tender melody, this arrangement is appropriate for any SATB choir from a show choir/vocal jazz group to a traditional chorus.

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Harvey Schmidt | Lyricist: Tom Jones | Musical: The Fantasticks

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.75 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-25119


Try to Remember : SATB : Jay Althouse : Harvey Schmidt : The Fantasticks : Sheet Music : 00-27177 : 038081294377

Jay Althouse : Try to Remember

After running for more than 30 years off-Broadway, the musical legend The Fantasticks has re-opened to great reviews. The show is timeless, and so is its music. In this arrangement of the elegant opening number, the tune is stated first in a straightforward manner, then becomes a light jazz waltz. Perfectly arranged for all your groups, large or small, regardless of age.

Arranger: Jay Althouse | Composer: Harvey Schmidt | Lyricist: Tom Jones | Musical: The Fantasticks

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-27177 | Showtrax CD Available


Try to Remember : SAB : Jay Althouse : Harvey Schmidt : The Fantasticks : Sheet Music : 00-27178 : 038081294384

Jay Althouse : Try to Remember

After running for more than 30 years off-Broadway, the musical legend The Fantasticks has re-opened to great reviews. The show is timeless, and so is its music. In this arrangement of the elegant opening number, the tune is stated first in a straightforward manner, then becomes a light jazz waltz. Perfectly arranged for all your groups, large or small, regardless of age.

Arranger: Jay Althouse | Composer: Harvey Schmidt | Lyricist: Tom Jones | Musical: The Fantasticks

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-27178 | Showtrax CD Available


Try to Remember : SSA : Jay Althouse : Harvey Schmidt : The Fantasticks : Sheet Music : 00-27179 : 038081294391

Jay Althouse : Try to Remember

After running for more than 30 years off-Broadway, the musical legend The Fantasticks has re-opened to great reviews. The show is timeless, and so is its music. In this arrangement of the elegant opening number, the tune is stated first in a straightforward manner, then becomes a light jazz waltz. Perfectly arranged for all your groups, large or small, regardless of age.

Arranger: Jay Althouse | Composer: Harvey Schmidt | Lyricist: Tom Jones | Musical: The Fantasticks

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.85 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-27179 | Showtrax CD Available


Try to Remember : 2-Part : Jay Althouse : Harvey Schmidt : The Fantasticks : Sheet Music : 00-27180 : 038081294407

Jay Althouse : Try to Remember

After running for more than 30 years off-Broadway, the musical legend The Fantasticks has re-opened to great reviews. The show is timeless, and so is its music. In this arrangement of the elegant opening number, the tune is stated first in a straightforward manner, then becomes a light jazz waltz. Perfectly arranged for all your groups, large or small, regardless of age.

Arranger: Jay Althouse | Composer: Harvey Schmidt | Lyricist: Tom Jones | Musical: The Fantasticks

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.85 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-27180 | Showtrax CD Available


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