Fantastick proposal

Matt and Alana

Matthew Streifert and his lovely and talented fiance Alana Sangiacomo.

Update: We talked with Matt and Alana about how it all came together.

If Matt Streifert isn't the most romantic guy in the Capital Region, he's certainly a leading contender.

The Albany Academy music teacher and local actor pulled off one of the sweetest proposals
ever at Sunday's performance of The Fantasticks at Clifton Park's Not So Common Players.

Matt played "The Boy" and his girlfriend Alana Sangiacomo played "The Girl." After the curtain call Matt...

You know what -- we're just going to show you.

(Yes, there's video!)

The action picks up at the :20 mark...

All the little touches are references to their relationship, and the sequined confetti was part of the show.

Oh, and there was a YouTube training video for folks who planned to be in the audience, so they'd know when to stand up and sing along.

Congratulations Matt and Alana.

Please pass the Kleenex.

photo: Bridget McGivern
video: Barry Streifert


I watched this last night and was bawling. Just a warning to anyone watching it at work! This is incredibly sweet and thoughtful, and obviously took a lot of effort and courage! Go Matt!

Not going to lie. I cried. :''')

As I said to Mr. Mary, it's a good thing I'm already married. There is no way to live up to this example!

It was very sweet, but I am ever grateful my husband didn't do something like for me!

yeah. bawling.

OK, not my style but the guy nailed it.

Yay! Thanks for sharing!


That was so sweet. Yep, add me to the list of cryers.

Of course, I didn't even know the Not-So-Common players were doing The Fantasticks. I would've gone. I still haven't seen a production of it!

You can still see it Christina. The show runs this weekend as well. It's at the little theater at Shen. And it's free.

Been in some shows with this guy - so adorable!

ACK that was ADORABLE!!!

aaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww oh guss what Matt the guy that proposed is my music teacher!

Matt is is a totally amazing music teacher and such a sweetheart in real life. This video just confirms how much thought he puts into making others feel special. What a romantic! are a lucky lady!!

I was bawling too! So sweet!!

this is my teacher. I feel so bad for all the little 2nd grade girls they all have crushes on him! :(

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