Returning to the Norma Young Arena Stage for the 9th time, The Fantasticks is an inexorable part of Theatre Three's history. Written by two graduates of the University of Texas at Austin (and originally directed by a Texan!), this American jewel of a musical comedy became the longest-running New York show of all time. The Fantasticks is a timeless romantic tale of a boy, a girl, and their father’s schemes to get the two married. The ravishingly beautiful songs sparkle with wit, and there’s plenty of comedy from the actors who are hired by the fathers to push along their get-the-kids-together schemes.