BATH — Studio Theatre of Bath presents its late summer musical, “The Fantasticks,” directed by John Willey at 7 p.m. Sept. 29 and 30 Oct. 6 and 7, and 2 p.m. Oct. 1 and 8, at the Chocolate Church, 804 Washington St.

“The Fantasticks” revolves around the Boy (Kobi Appleby, of Topsham), the Girl (Sararose Willey, of Bath), two fathers (Nick Azzaretti, of Newcastle, and Vince Shatto, of Woolwich) pretending to feud to entice their children to fall in love.

Guiding the story is the narrator/bandit El Gallo (Marc Rodriguez, of Arrowsic) and a magical character, the Mute (Ellie Hawks, of Brunswick), who provide everything from weather to props. Helping the story along are two other characters, a fading Shakespearean actor, Henry (Mike Rowe, of Waldoboro), and his sidekick, specializing in death scenes, Mortimer (Johnmarcus Willey, of Bath).

Musical direction is by Courtney Babbidge and choreography by Ashley Steeves.

Tickets are $12 in advance online at, or $15 at the door. All proceeds will benefit “Band Together for Madeline.” Madeline Marzen is a four-year-old Bath resident diagnosed with a rare cancer. For more information, visit

Studio Theater is Bath’s oldest active community theater group. Co-founded by J. Pat and Priscilla Montgomery, Studio Theatre has produced over 100 major productions since the 1980s. For more information, follow Studio Theatre on Facebook or call 358-0031.