The Fantasticks

August 21st, 2019

Directed by: Joseph Southard

Production dates: (click on date to purchase tickets)

January 2011
Thurs. Fri. Sat. Sun.
7 8 9
13 14 15 16
20 21 22

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday performances are at 8:00 PM
Sunday matinees are at 2:00 PM

Post-show cabaret after the Saturday 15th performance (see below for more info).

Group rates available! Contact Tom Halley


An intimate musical about a girl and a boy – and the Spanish gaucho hired by their fathers to whip up a romance.

El Gallo Bob Miller
Luisa Liz Seymour Serpentine
Matt John Battagliese
Bellomy Charlie Seymour, Jr.
Hucklebee Ron Comer
Old Actor Sean Murray
Mortimer Darrin Peters
Mute Jenna Sharples
Production Staff
Director Joe Southard
Music Director Michele Ferdinand
Producer Claudia Carlsson
Choreographer Carmela Mayo
Set Designer Jolene Petrowski
Stage Manager Ryan Stone
Lighting Designer Pat McMullen
Costumer Betsy Berwick

Dads and kids

(Charlie Seymour, Liz Seymour Serpentine, John Battagliese, Ron Comer)

Charlie Seymour Jr. was kind enough to produce a video of his family history with The Fantastics. Please enjoy the video below.


Another Charlie Seymour Jr. video with press coverage and more photos for The Fantastics. Please enjoy the video below.


The Fantasticks

Matchmaking fathers - Bellomy (Charlie Seymour, Jr) & Hucklebee (Ron Comer)

Matt (John Battagliese) & Luisa (Liz Seymour Serpentine) with Mute (Jenna Sharples) in the background

Cabaret Info

The Fantasticks - Montage: by Suzanne Comer

  1. January 11th, 2011 at 00:30 | #1

    Nice to see such a strong review after all the work:

  2. January 15th, 2011 at 13:09 | #2

    This article ran in The Swarthmorean on January 14, 2011.

    A Letter to the Editor
    The Swarthmorean


    Growing up in Swarthmore in the 1950s and 60s shaped my life and value systems. We played in neighborhood backyards, the Swim Club, local ball fields; knew our neighbors around town and in our houses of worship; and went to our local schools where such role-modell teachers like Millard Robinson, Putty Willetts, and Irma Zimmer taught.

    Much has changed since then, of course, but there are still valuable resources that touch our lives in countless ways.

    One of them is The Players Club of Swarthmore (PCS). Last weekend we opened The Fantasticks and its reception has been very gratifying. Not having been in a musical on that stage since 1986 (I had been directing or photographing instead), I’ve been overwhelmed to hear from so many people about our performance and how important The Players Club is to them.

    My daughter, Liz (the fifth generation of our family at PCS), and I were thrilled to see my mom and dad in our audience on Sunday. Dad started at PCS 78 years ago and then he and Mom were in 7 productions together (he directed 23 and performed in 33). The tear in Dad’s eye at the end of the performance was worth all the hours of rehearsals – he directed The Fantasticks in 1963 and then was in the production I directed in 1983.

    So… to everyone who has wished us well with this production: thank you! To those who don’t yet know the rich tradition and values of The Players Club and Young People’s Theatre Workshop (in residence at PCS), join us this weekend or next ( It’s the 100th Anniversary of PCS and if the organization is to be around for another 100 years, it needs and deserves your love and support.

  3. January 16th, 2011 at 12:39 | #3

    Here’s my review of last night’s performance!

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