About 'Falsettos' by William Finn & James Lapine


‘Falsettos’ Cast (from bottom left to top right): Noah Golden (Mendel) , Ronnie McLaren (Cordelia), Jonna Capone (Dr. Charlotte), Luke Cashman (Jason), Graeme Kennedy (Jason), Kate Stango (Dr. Charlotte, Female Swing), Johanna Milani (Trina), Preston Ottaviano (Jason), Andy Friedland (Marvin), and Daniel Sbriglio (Whizzer). Not pictured: Elvin Melendez (Male Swing)

Described as “hilarious, heartbreaking and utterly unique, Falsettos is a contemporary musical about family, relationships, bar mitzvahs, baseball and AIDS. When Marvin leaves his wife Trina and son Jason to be with his lover Whizzer, tempers flare, problems escalate and everyone learns to grow up.”

A seamless pairing of March of the Falsettos and Falsettoland, two acclaimed Off-Broadway musicals written nearly a decade apart, Falsettos is the tale of a neurotic New Yorker named Marvin, who leaves his wife Trina and young son Jason to live with his lover, Whizzer. In time, Trina marries his psychiatrist, Whizzer leaves him, and Marvin ends up alone. Two years later, Marvin and Whizzer reunite on the eve of Jason’s bar mitzvah, just as AIDS is beginning its insidious spread. With the help of their neighbors, Charlotte and Cordelia, Marvin and his entire family learn to grow up and face their future with love and dignity.

Winner! 1992 Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical
Winner! 1992 Tony Award for Best Score of a Musical
Nominee: Seven 1992 Tony Awards, including Best Musical
Nominee: Four 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical
Nominee: Three 2017 Drama Desk Awards, including Outstanding Revival of a Musical

This Tony-winning show, with music by William Finn (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, A New Brain)  and a book by Finn & James Lapine (Sunday In The Park With George, Into The Woods), is directed by FUSE Artistic Director Lara Morton, with Music Direction by Aron Smith, and Choreography by Paul Aguirre. Additional creative and technical staff include Camille Fortin (Stage Manager), Virginia Skinner (Associate Choreographer), Kevin Michael Reed (Technical Director / Lighting Designer), Rich Ives (Sound Designer). The set is designed by Lara Morton. Noah Golden and Elizabeth Santaus serve as Creative and Executive Producer, respectively.

The cast features Andy Freidland (Marvin), Johanna Milani (Trina), Noah Golden (Mendel), Daniel Sbriglio (Whizzer), Preston Ottaviano (Jason), Graeme Kennedy (Jason), Luke Cashman (Jason), Jonna Capone (Dr. Charlotte), Kate Stango (Dr. Charlotte). and Ronnie McLaren (Cordelia). 

The orchestrations will be performed by a live quartet of musicians (Piano, Synth, Percussion and Reed).

Fuse Theatre of CT


FUSE Theatre of CT is an inclusive non-profit 501 ( c )(3) arts organization dedicated to educational outreach, development of new works, opportunities for career-oriented artists, exemplary training programs and a commitment to producing high quality theatrical productions in the Greater New Haven area.