Broadway alum George Dvorsky assumed the role of the narrator, El Gallo, in The Fantasticks beginning January 21. Dvorsky succeeds Richard Roland in the long-running musical. Directed by Tom Jones, featuring a book and lyrics by Jones and music by Harvey Schmidt, The Fantasticks is currently playing at off-Broadway’s Snapple Theater Center.
The Fantasticks tells the story of two neighboring fathers who build a wall between their houses to ensure their two children fall in love—knowing that children always do what their parents won’t allow. After the young lovers discover the plot, each goes off alone to experience the world before returning to each other again. El Gallo (Dvorsky), a dashing yet villianous bandit, is hired to disrupt the relationship between the young lovers. The Fantasticks features a score of memorable songs including “Try to Remember,” “They Were You” and “Soon It’s Gonna Rain.”
In addition to Dvorsky, The Fantasticks currently stars Aaron Carter (who will depart the production on February 17), John Davidson, MacIntyre Dixon, Addi McDaniel, Michael Nostrand, Daniel Rowan and Dan Sharkey.
Dvorsky’s Broadway credits include The Scarlet Pimpernel, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Passion, Marilyn and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. His off-Broadway credits include Dames at Sea and And the World Goes ‘Round. He starred as Prince Charming in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella at Lincoln Center.