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December 06, 2016 : Auditions for Ohio University Lancaster Theatre’s The Fantasticks Announced


­Ohio University Lancaster Theatre announces auditions for The Fantasticks in the Wagner Theatre on Monday, December 12, 2016 for the upcoming spring production.


The Fantasticks opens in the newly renovated Wagner Theatre on March 29, 2017. It’s a musical about a boy, a girl, and their fathers who try to keep them from falling in love. It includes musical theatre standards such as “Soon it’s Gonna Rain” and “Try to Remember”. The show is the longest running musical in the world, having been off-Broadway for more than 50 years.


The Fantasticks will be coming full-circle from earlier days at Ohio University Lancaster. It was first performed in 1974 under the direction of Jeff Wagner. Ohio University Lancaster theatre director A. Victor Jones had this to say about why he chose this show: "I was looking for a small cast musical that would allow our musical theatre students to shine. We have so many talented students who are just as passionate about musical theatre as I am. I am also excited to be taking the entire cast, crew, and set down to the Ohio University Athens campus for the ON THE GREEN Alumni Event. That show is May 20, 2017, at 2:00 PM."


If you are interested in auditioning, please email Professor A. Victor Jones  at for an audition time. Prepare a short piece for the audition. The script and music are available in the library. For more audition information see our audition page: The show runs March 29 - April 2, 2017.


Tickets are available now at:

During the academic calendar; auditions are open to all Ohio University Lancaster students, faculty, and staff.