Broadway alum Max Crumm will join the cast of The Fantasticks in the lead role of The Boy (Matt). He will begin performances in the classic off-Broadway musical beginning July 8 at the Snapple Theater Center. He will take over from Jim Schubin.
Crumm made his Broadway debut in the most recent revival of Grease, after winning the role on the TV show You’re the One That I Want!. Since then, he has been seen off-Broadway in Disaster! and F#%king Up Everything. He also appeared in the film Easy A.
Directed by Tom Jones, The Fantasticks has a book and lyrics by Jones and music by Harvey Schmidt. A modern twist on Romeo and Juliet, the musical tells the story of a boy and girl who fall in love and then quickly grow apart when they realize they want to experience the world. The Fantasticks features memorable songs “Try to Remember,” “Much More,” “They Were You” and “Soon It’s Gonna Rain.”
The current cast of The Fantasticks also features Jeremiah James as El Gallo (The Narrator), Samantha Bruce as Luisa (The Girl), Dan Sharkey as Hucklebee (The Boy’s Father), Kevin Free as Bellomy (The Girl’s Father), MacIntyre Dixon as Henry (The Old Actor), Michael Nostrand as Mortimer (The Man Who Dies) and Pierce Cravens as The Mute, as well as Scott Willis, Rita Markova and Tom Flagg.