Opening Night Gala
Click here to read the full article, "'Fantasticks' Voyage," written by Tom Strini and appearing in the July 8th Cue Section of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
The Fantasticks opened July 12th to rave reviews! Elaine Schmidt of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel stated: "Skylight Opera's 'Fantasticks' captures the musical's magic .... An adept, likable cast provides a winning vehicle for a classic story..." She described "Fresh-faced Julie Ruth" as "believably innocent, adamant, and goofy at all the right moments." Robert Richard Jorge of The Shepherd Express wrote: "Each [performance] should play to standing room only. This is my fifth (and probably best) viewing, and that includes the New York production. I have never laughed so hard or sighed so nostalgically for an all-but-forgotten score... The cast is uniformly excellent.... a lovely blonde soprano, Julie A. Ruth... is splendid."