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.

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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.

Don Winsor will be stepping into the shoes of the charismatic lead, Marvin, showcasing his combination of musical and acting flair. Along with his most recent role as principal cover for Henry Higgins in the Julie Andrews-helmed 60th Anniversary production of My Fair Lady, Winsor has also appeared in principal roles in shows such as Beauty and the Beast, Chicago, and Jesus Christ Superstar. He recently filmed a role in the upcoming Olivia-Newton John biopic starring Delta Goodrem for Fremantle Media, with a 2017 release date to be announced.
Don Winsor

Don Winsor

 
Falsettos was written by William Finn and James Lapine, with Finn also composing the score and lyrics for its Broadway debut in 1992. The show was nominated for seven Tony Awards in 1992, winning Best Original Score and Best Book of a Musical. It was then revived in 2016, earning five 2017 Tony Awards nominations, including Best Revival of a Musical.
Even though there’s been 25 years since Falsettos first graced the stage in New York City, critics are adamant it still displays the same amount of relevance and impact as it did before the dawn of the 21st century.
StageArt, led by Katherine Armstrong and Robbie Carmellotti, continues to produce ground-breaking musicals that are rarely seen on Australian stages. The company strives to cast its shows with diversity and equality by showcasing the extraordinary talent that exists locally. Introducing Dean Drieberg and Don Winsor as associate producers and partnering with the Victorian Aids Council. Falsettos will show as part of the annual Midsumma Festival.

“Hardly a moment that doesn’t achieve perfection… Miraculous.” New York Times

StageArt presents Falsettos 

From January 31 to February 12 2017

Chapel off Chapel

12 Little Chapel Street, Prahran

Waitlist tickets via www.stageart.com.au/falsettos 

Falsettos is proudly supported by our Major Partners:

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