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Musical Youth OnSTAGE (MYO) presents the classic musical, The Fantasticks, on January 22 and 23 at the Cox Playhouse in Plano. With music by Harvey Schmidt and lyrics by Tom Jones, this is the longest running musical ever with more than 20,000 performances.

The Fantasticks is the story of two neighboring fathers who put up a wall between their houses to ensure that their children fall in love, because after all, everyone knows children love to do what their parents forbid. After the children do fall in love, they discover their fathers’ plot and each run off and experience different things in the world. Once they return to each other, they realize the true love they had, having learned from the world.

THE FANTASTICKS

When: January 22 & 23, 7 p.m. and a 2 p.m. matinee, Saturday

Where: Cox Playhouse, 1517 H Ave., Plano, Texas 75093

Cost: Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students at the door

Musical Youth OnSTAGE

MYO is a nonprofit youth theatre group, founded in 2011, with a goal to provide students in the area with a program that provides low cost, high quality performing opportunities. The group recently finished Shrek and will be offering two more shows this season, including The Miracle Worker and Dear Edwina Junior. Information for auditions is available at  melissayouthonstage@gmail.com. Tuition is free at MYO.

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Colbea Smith

Colbea Smith is a young professional who grew up in Plano and loves the community she will always consider “home”. She is a proud alumna of Texas State University – Go Bobcats! – who spent most...