This show was my favorite off-Broadway experience for a long, long time. 

Even today, whenever I hear a song from the show I still think of how the parents change. For example, there is a song in “The Fantasticks” (plant a radish) which for me perfectly examples how people, especially parents of kids going through changes  come to remember how expressing compassion helps understanding, and understanding helps respect, and respect supports love. 

BTW, that’s also what PFLAG is about. (The PFLAG I attend meets every third Thursday at 370 Royal Avenue, in Simi Valley CA 93063). The number is at the national online directory for 93063