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Aurora Penepacker (left, playing Luisa) and Jonah Cochin (portraying Matt) pose as their characters in this photo from “The Fantasticks,” the new show at The Citadel Theatre. Photo Submitted
Aurora Penepacker and Jonah Cochin (right, as Luisa and Matt) sit on a bench while Brian Hupp (left, as El Gallo) poses in this photo from “The Fantasticks.”
Aurora Penepacker (left) and Jonah Cochin portray Luisa and Matt, respectively.
Peter Kaspari, Editor
3:00 am CST February 5, 2020

One might say that the latest show at The Citadel Theatre is fantastic.

Or rather, it’s “The Fantasticks.”

The long-running musical, which debuted in 1960, premieres at The Citadel on Friday, Feb. 7.

Pat Murphy, who is directing The Citadel’s production, said the original producers of “The Fantasticks” had intended it to be a major Broadway production, but due to various circumstances, it ended up opening in smaller theaters, where it became a hit.