Press Release

Bellarine Theatre and The Stafford Township Arts Center are pleased to announce their joint production of The Fantasticks, running December 6-8, 2019. "Try To Remember" a time when this romantic charmer wasn't enchanting audiences around the world. The Fantasticks is the longest-running musical in the world and with good reason: at the heart of its breathtaking poetry and subtle theatrical sophistication is a purity and simplicity that transcends cultural barriers. The result is a timeless fable of love that manages to be nostalgic and universal at the same time.

The Fantasticks is a funny and romantic musical about a boy (Alex Henderson), a girl (Nadia Jewel Vito), and their two fathers (Alex Dubinsky & Anothony Scarpone) who try to keep them apart. The narrator, El Gallo (Liam James McGettigan), asks the audience to use their imagination and follow him into a world of moonlight and magic. The boy and the girl fall in love, grow apart and finally find their way back to each other after realizing the truth in El Gallo's words that, "without a hurt, the heart is hollow."

The Fantasticks will run December 6 & 7 at 7PM and December 8 at 3PM at the Stafford Township Arts Center, located at 1000 McKinley Avenue in Manahawkin. Tickets are available now, and can also be purchased at the door. For advanced sales, please visit or call (609) 489-8600.