'The Fantasticks' not be missed
Whether or not one has seen "The Fantasticks" during its longest Broadway run back 50 years ago or so, the present offering of the local Theatre Convivio in its first presentation should not be missed. It is staged in the newly refurbished Bellview Grange, located on Tolman Creek Road, where Ashland Contemporary Theatre was seen previously. The piano/harp "orchestra" and the songs and choreography, performed delightfully by local folks, provide a fine entertainment of nostalgia and a "time to remember the kind of September" lived by most of us in our tender youth. Take a fresh breath of air amidst all the negativity of the news, weather and meanness around us. The musical runs through Aug. 18. Don't let it pass you by.
Mitzi Asai Loftus