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Falsettos - Full Length Musical, Drama

Falsettos

James Lapine, William Finn

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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
Winner! 1992 Tony® Awards for Best Book and Musical Score


"Exhilarating and heartbreaking...Falsettoland gains exponentially in power by being seen only 15 minutes, instead of 9 years, after the first allment." - The New York Times

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Description

Full Length Musical

Drama

More than 120 minutes (2 hours)

Time Period - 1990s, 1980s

Settings Of Play - Various "suggested" locations: Marvin's home, Trina's home, Mendel's office, Whizzer's hospital room, etc. 

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Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

Intense Adult Themes, Strong Language

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

Winner! 1992 Tony® Award - Best Book of a Musical, William Finn & James Lapine

Winner! 1992 Tony® Award - Best Score of a Musical, William Finn
A seamless pairing of March of the Falsettos and Falsettoland, acclaimed off-Broadway musicals written nearly a decade apart, Falsettos won 1992 Tony Awards for best book and musical score. It is the jaunty tale of Marvin who leaves his wife and young son to live with another man. His ex-wife marries his psychiatrist, and Marvin ends up alone. Two years later, Marvin is reunited with his lover on the eve of his son's bar mitzvah, just as AIDS is beginning its insidious spread.
"Exhilarating and heartbreaking...Falsettoland gains exponentially in power by being seen only 15 minutes, instead of 9 years, after the first allment." - The New York Times

"A masterly feat of comic storytelling and...visionary musical theater." - Variety
"What a treasure this is: brave and hilarious, charming, disarming, loaded with honest sentiment and cynicism." - The New York Newsday

Falsettos premiered on Broadway at the John Golden Theatre in 1992, under the direction of James Lapine. March of the Falsettos, Falsettoland and an earlier chapter in the story of Marvin, In Trousers, all premiered separately at Playwrights Horizons off-Broadway.
Characters

CASTING

3m, 3f, 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 - 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

Piano/Vocal Score
Synthesizer
Reeds (Flute, Oboe, Alto Saxophone, Clarinet)
Percussion
7 Chorus Books
Media
  • Falsettos

Author(s)
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 ... view full profile

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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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