Based on Edmond Rostand's Les Romantiques, The Fantasticks follows the story of two young lovers as they wind through the events of their lives. The two grow up as neighbors, and their fathers, hoping they fall in love, build a wall between their houses knowing a child's desire for the forbidden. They do fall in love, but after discovering their fathers' plot, decide to separate and figure out their lives on their own terms. With a score by Harvey Schmidt and lyrics by Tom Jones, the off-Broadway production has been running for decades, starting in 1960, making it the longest run of a musical in the world. Now considered a lasting classic, The Fantasticks evokes several great love stories of the ages as it explores independence and the will to love with simplicity, style and heart.
The Youngstown State Penguins represents the athletic programs and
intercollegiate teams of Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio. An NCAA Division I member, the university competes in the Horizon League and the Missouri Valley Football Conference. The university also fields a men's ice hockey team, which is a member of the American Collegiate Hockey Association. Youngstown maintains a strong track and field program, with the women's squad winning multiple Horizon League championships over the years. Other men's and women's programs sponsored by the school include basketball, football, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball, baseball and golf teams.
The Youngstown Phantoms is a Junior American ice hockey team that competes in the United States Hockey League. Based out of Youngstown, Ohio, the Tier I Junior A squad hosts its home games at the Covelli Centre and has seen a few of its players go on to be drafted into the NHL, including defenseman Scott Mayfield in 2011.
The Celtic Tenors is a trio of Irish tenors that has, despite some minor line-up changes, become one of Ireland's leading classical-crossover act since its inception in 1995. Moreover, The Celtic Tenors' unique take on Celtic folk music standards in a crossover-classical setting has earned the group praise and recognition throughout much of Europe, especially in its home country of Ireland.