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Falsettoland - Full Length Musical, Drama

Falsettoland

William Finn, James Lapine

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Full Length Musical, Drama

3m, 3f, 1boy(s)

ISBN: 9780573694240

Book by William Finn and James Lapine
Music and Lyrics by William Finn
"An achingly articulate musical." - The New York Times

"A burst of genius." - Time

$9.95
: Falsettos

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Description

Full Length Musical

Drama

90 minutes

Time Period - 1980s

Settings Of Play - Various locations such as: Marvin's home, Trina's home, Whizzer's hospital room, a Squash Court, etc. 

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

Intense Adult Themes, Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

Tony, Obie, From Broadway, From Off-Broadway

1991 Lucille Lortel Award - Outstanding Musical 

1991 Drama Desk Award - Outstanding Lyrics, William Finn 

1991 Outer Critics Circle Award - Best Off-Broadway Musical

*1992 Tony Award - Best Book of a Musical, William Finn & James Lapine - Falsettos

*1992 Tony Award - Best Score of a Musical, William Finn - Falsettos
A continuation of the saga of Marvin from March of the Falsettos and In Trousers, this off Broadway hit finds that archetypal contemporary gay man facing the specter of AIDS. Published in Falsettos.
"An achingly articulate musical." - The New York Times

"A burst of genius." - Time

Falsettoland premiered at Playwrights Horizons, in June of 1990 under the direction of James Lapine. 

***March of the Falsettos and Falsettoland became the first and second act (respectively) of the musical Falsettos, which premiered on Broadway in 1992. 
Characters

CASTING

3m, 3f, 1boy(s)

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Roles for Children, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)

CHORUS SIZE

No Chorus

MARVIN
TRINA - his ex-wife
JASON - his son
WHIZZER - his lover
MENDEL - his psychiatrist
DR. CHARLOTTE - one of the "lesbians from next door" and a friend of Marvin's
CORDELIA - Charlotte's lover, Marvin's friend, and a baker



Rental Materials

SIZE OF ORCHESTRA

Small/Combo

MUSICAL STYLE

Classic Broadway

VOCAL DEMANDS

Moderate

1 Piano/Vocal Score
7 Vocal Chorus Books

Reed
Drums
Synthesizer
Song Samples

Welcome to Falsettoland

Year of the Child

Miracle Of Judaism

The Baseball Game

A Day in Falsettoland

Round Tables, Square Tables

Everyone Hates His Parents

What More Can I Say?

Something Bad Is Happening / More Racquetball

Holding to the Ground

Days Like This

Canceling the Bar Mitzvah

Unlikely Lovers

You Got to Die Sometime

Jason's Bar Mitzvah

What Would I Do?

Author(s)
William Finn

William Finn

William Finn is the writer and composer of Falsettos, for which he received two Tony Awards, Best Book of a Musical (with James Lapine) and Best Original Score. He has also written and composed In Trousers, March of the Falsettos and Falsettoland (Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, two Los Angeles Drama Critics Awards, two Drama Desk Awards, the Lucille Lortel Award and Guggenheim ... view full profile

James Lapine

James Lapine

James Lapine was born in 1949 in Mansfield, Ohio and lived there until his early teens when his family moved to Stamford, Connecticut. He attended public schools before entering Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania where he majored in History. He went on to get an MFA in Design from the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, California.After graduate school, he moved to ... view full profile

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