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March of the Falsettos - Full Length Musical, Drama

March of the Falsettos

William Finn

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Full Length Musical, Drama

3m, 1f, 1boy(s)

ISBN: 9780573681516

Book, Music and Lyrics by William Finn
"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." - T…

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Description

Full Length Musical

Drama

90 minutes

Time Period - 1980s

Settings Of Play - Various Settings - Trina's house, Marvin's house, suggested locations. 

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

Intense 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, 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. 
Characters

CASTING

3m, 1f, 1boy(s)

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

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

CHORUS SIZE

No Chorus

MARVIN
TRINA - his ex-wife
JASON - his son
WHIZZER BROWN - his lover
MENDEL - his psychiatrist
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SIZE OF ORCHESTRA

Medium

MUSICAL STYLE

Classic Broadway

VOCAL DEMANDS

Moderate

1 Piano/Conductor Score
5 Chorus Books

Reed 1 (Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone)
Reed 2 (Oboe, Alto Saxophone)
Reed 3 (Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone)
Percussion
Violin
Viola
Bass
Song Samples

Four Jews in a Room Bitching

A Tight-Knit Family / Love is Blind / The Thrill of First Love

Marvin at the Psychiatrist [A 3-Part Mini-Opera]

My Father's a Homo / Everyone Tells Jason To See a Psychiatrist / This Had Better Come To A Stop

Please Come to My House

A Marriage Proposal / A Tight-Knit Family [Reprise]

Trina's Song / March of the Falsettos

The Chess Game

Making a Home

The Games I Play

Marvin Hits Trina

I Never Wanted to Love You

Father to Son

Author
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

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