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October 8, 2010 - 7:04am
AUSTIN, Texas — The Fine Arts Library at The University of Texas at Austin will host an intimate conversation with the creators of the world's longest-running musical, "The Fantasticks."
"What Starts Here: A Conversation with Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt" will take place in the Roberts Reading Room in the Fine Arts Library at 3 p.m. on Thursday, October 14. Department of Theatre & Dance faculty Holly Williams will moderate.
Following the event will be a reception for the exhibition “In a Major Key: Artifacts from 50 years of The Fantasticks,” which features photos, playbills, manuscripts and other ephemera related to the various productions of "The Fantasticks" from the personal collection of Harvey Schmidt.
The exhibition – coordinated by Cathy Henderson of the Harry Ransom Center – is on display in the Roberts Reading Room at the Fine Arts Library through the end of the Fall semester.
The conversation with Schmidt and Jones is associated with the Department of Theatre & Dance's 50th Anniversary production of "The Fantasticks" which features two performances on October 15 & 16, as well as a gala dinner and panel discussions.