Two added performances during the St Paul Art Crawl!!!
Critical and audience response to our production has bender tremendous -- we SOLD OUT most performances, and for the past week, patrons have been clamoring to get in!
Dominic Papatola at the Pioneer Press: "The staging feels at once grounded and light; gossamer as silk but with a surprising and enduring tensile strength."
Jules at MNTheaterLove: "... a deeply moving production snuggled into Nautilus's intimate space in Lowertown's Northern Warehouse... the best Fantasticks anyone could imagine."
Jill Schafer at Cherry and Spoon: "In Nautilus' hands, it's fresh and utterly delightful storytelling, tinged with nostalgia and poignancy."
Rohan Preston at the StarTribune: "A light, sweet romance that not only deals winningly with affairs of the heart, but shows some heart of its own."
Pamela Espeland at MinnPost: "The intimacy of the theater, the simplicity of the set and costumes, the presence of live musicians, the poignancy of the play, and the evident affection, conviction and joy everyone brings to this production informed by their real-life loving relationships combine to create a tender magic. This one is special, and it ends very soon."
Hurry and get your tickets TODAY!
THE FANTASTICKS, by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt, is a poignant and funny musical about a boy, a girl, and their two fathers who try to keep them apart -- a celebration of theater that asks the audience to use their imagination and follow the storytellers into an expansive world of moonlight and magic. Join us in the intimate Nautilus studio for this timeless fable of love that manages to be nostalgic and universal at the same time, as we remind each other that "without a hurt, the heart is hollow".
With Gary Briggle and Wendy Lehr as the young lovers, Christina Baldwin and Jennifer Baldwin Peden as their fathers, William Gilness as the mysterious narrator, and Brian Sostek as his sidekick, this production is bound to sell out -- don't miss your chance to see a superb group of performers telling this story like it's never been told before!
PLUS: Add to your Lowertown experience with these SPECIAL PRE-SHOW DINNER PACKAGES, right in the Northern Warehouse, the same building as Nautilus:
* CASUAL DINING: Enjoy an appetizer and beverage at the Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar ($15/person)Come to Lowertown, park once, have a leisurely dinner in a convenient location, and we'll save you a spot in the theater so you're guaranteed of a good seat with your companions!
* JAPANESE CUISINE (FRIDAY ONLY): Enjoy authentic home-style Japanese dishes at Tanpopo ($25/person)
Nautilus Music-Theater Studio (View)
308 Prince St #190
Saint Paul, MN 55101
|Minimum Age: 10
|Kid Friendly: Yes!
|Dog Friendly: No
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!