StageArt is delighted to announce the first show for their 2018 season.
They will be bringing the Tony-award winning musical Falsettos to Prahran’s Chapel off Chapel from 31 January to 12 February 2018.
Falsettos revolves around the life of a charming, intelligent, neurotic gay man named Marvin, his wife, lover, about-to-be-Bar-Mitzvahed son, their psychiatrist and the lesbians next door. When tragedy strikes and Marvin’s lover is diagnosed with AIDS during the 1980’s pandemic, all participants must put their differences aside and unite as the modern family they have now become.
It’s an achingly poignant, yet hilarious look at the infinite possibilities that make up a modern family… and a beautiful reminder that love can tell a million stories.
Bringing the show to life is one of Australia’s most exciting directors, Tyran Parke. Tyran has amassed a huge amount of critically acclaimed credits over a relatively short period since turning his focus from acting to directing. Most recently, he directed the hugely successful Australian professional premiere of Andrew Lippa’s Big Fish which received glowing reviews and a sold-out season in Sydney at the Hayes Theatre. The acclaim continued with Ordinary Days in Melbourne and most recently Monterverdi’s The Coronation of Poppea for the Lyric Opera of Melbourne.
“I’m thrilled to be directing Falsettos, one of my all-time favourite shows, for StageArt. The show has always been engaging and wonderfully entertaining but in current times, the idea of marriage and public recognition of different kinds of families brings an additional weight to the show, never felt previously,” says Tyran.
“Hardly a moment that doesn’t achieve perfection… Miraculous.” New York Times
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