Full Length Musical
Time Period - 1980s
Settings Of Play - Various Settings - Trina's house, Marvin's house, suggested locations.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Unit Set/Multiple Settings
Intense Adult Themes
Appropriate for all audiences
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
Tony, From Broadway, From Off-Broadway
1981 Outer Critics Circle Award - Best Off-Broadway Play
*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 sequel to In Trousers, this musical furthers the story of Marvin and his journey in search of self-understanding, inner peace, and a life with a "happily ever after" ending. His extended family consists of ex-wife Trina, son Jason, gay lover Whizzer Brown, and psychiatrist Mendel, who complicates matters by becoming involved with Trina. By the end of the piece, Marvin is still unsettled, but he at least knows he has salvaged his relationship with his son.
"Has an exhilarating champagne tang...In an operatic mode, sans dialogue, Finn...unveils the bitter sweet saga of Marvin, who divorces his wife to be with his male lover...In astringency and cleverness, Finn is the child of Stephen Sondheim." - Time
"One feels the unmistakable charge of pure talent." - The New York Times
Originally produced by Playwrights Horizons in 1981. Subsequently produced in New York by Warner Theatre Productions, Inc., Coth Entertainment, Ltd. and The Whole Picture Co., Ltd.