The Festus High School theater program presented its spring musical, "The Fantasticks," and the production lived up to the name. The eight-member cast showed off its singing, dancing and acting skills on the world’s longest-running musical. The original off-Broadway show ran for 42 years, closing in 2002 after 17,162 performances.

The Festus production opened Thursday, with performances at 7 p.m. Friday and at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Tickets for the show cost $5 at the door, which opens an hour before curtain time at the school, 501 Westwind Drive.

Seating will be in blocks for social distancing and face masks will be required.

The Support Our Stars (SOS) parents booster group will sell concessions, as well as chances to win one of two “Fantastick Festus” baskets filled with gift cards and items, mostly from local merchants.

Photos are from the final dress rehearsal.

Photos by Steve Taylor