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Richmond grads starring in musical at Methodist University

Chris McDonald and Ashleigh Adamson, both from Richmond County, center, are starring in Methodist University's production of the 1960 musical "The Fantasticks."
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FAYETTEVILLE — Two Richmond County natives are starring in an upcoming musical at Methodist University.

Cameron McDonald and Ashleigh Adamson both have roles in “The Fantasticks,” a musical written by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones that ran off-Broadway for more than 40 years, starting in 1960.

According to Broadway.com, the musical is “the story of a young boy and girl who fall madly in love at the hands of their meddling fathers, but soon grow restless and stray from one another.”

It is credited as being the world’s longest-running musical.

McDonald was awarded a scholarship to the college in 2018. He is majoring in music education and is expected to graduate in May.


Adamson, who also earned a scholarship, joined McDonald at Methodist the following year. She is a junior majoring in vocal performance.

The two have been friends since singing in chorus at Richmond Senior High and have enjoyed traveling and performing together with the university.

The pair will take the stage Feb. 24-27 at Huff Concert Hall, 5400 Ramsey St., Methodist University, Fayetteville. Performances will be 8p.m. Feb. 24-26 and 2 p.m. Feb. 27. General Admission is $5.


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