Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Theatre Production

Committee Chair

Brenda Hubbard

Second Committee Member

Christina Barrigan

Third Committee Member

Michael J. Smith


This project entailed the selection, background research and documentation, musical analysis, casting, direction, vocal coaching, and post-production analysis of Ridgefield High School's production of Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt's The Fantasticks. Documentation includes research and analysis of the play, its music, and an evaluation of the musical as a production vehicle for the Department of Theatre Arts at Central Washinton University. The analysis also includes a discussion as to the non-traditional directorial vision of this production.