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Avon Theatre
Tuesday, October 30
8 pm to 11 pm

One of Stratford’s most successful alumni returns to the Festival after nearly 30 years, in a concert version of the world’s longest-running musical.  

Eric McCormack, last seen at Stratford in 1989, will take a break from taping his Emmy Award-winning television series, Will and Grace, to appear at the Avon Theatre as El Gallo in The Fantasticks In Concert. This heartwarming story of a young couple, their bickering parents, a pair of very veteran thespians and the dashing narrator who makes everything end happily has been a hit around the globe since its première in 1960, with unforgettable songs like “Try To Remember” and “Soon It’s Gonna Rain.”

The show will be performed in concert by members of the company, directed by Richard Ouzounian (who directed McCormack as Demetrius in A Midsummer Night’s Dream in 1989) with musical supervision by Franklin Brasz, the Festival’s Director of Music. A perfect outing for fans of Eric McCormack, magical musicals and the power of romance!

Note: Certain language and situations have been changed to reflect the evolving social awareness and attitudes of a 21st-century audience.


Gabriel Antonacci Matt
Rod Beattie Mortimer
Dan Chameroy Henry
Sara Farb
Alexis Gordon Bellomy
Eric McCormack El Gallo
Genny Sermonia The Mute
Blythe Wilson Hucklebee

Richard Ouzounian Director
Franklin Brasz Music Director
Janine Ralph Stage Manager

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