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Thursday, March 17, 2011

The Fantasticks, theater at the Hudson school

When the curtains rise for a presentation of “The Fantasticks” this Friday, March 18, at 8 p.m. at the Hudson School, 601 park ave, Hoboken,  it won’t be the first time Anne-Marie Marcazzo has directed the comical musical. Eleven years ago, Marcazzo directed the show with, among other students, Laura Catlaw and Gabe Hernandez. Now that Hernandez and Catlaw have moved on and entered the entertainment industry, the two are returning to the Hudson School to help Marcazzo put on the show once again.

Catlaw is working as the choreographer, and Hernandez serves as the narrator, El Gallo, and the music director.
“The Fantasticks” will be performed on March 18 and March 19 at 8 p.m., and on March 20 at 6 p.m.

The cast includes Robert Stark, Sierra Shade Holland, and Claire Hill, all students at the Hudson School and residents of Hoboken. The book and lyrics are by Tom Jones, and Harvey Schmidt wrote the music for the performance.

The Hudson School is a small, independent school for grades 5-12, and was founded in 1978 by Suellen Newman, who is still the director of the school.
601 Park ave, Hoboken

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and senior citizens. For tickets and reservations, contact Marcazzo at (201) 659-8335, ext. 317.

Ray Smith may be reached at RSmith@hudsonreporter.com