Falsettos Press Release

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:     October 16, 2017

CONTACT: Randall Hartzog,Theatre Memphis, Director of Marketing and Communications

rhartzog@theatrememphis.org             901.682.8601

 

Tony Award-Winning Musical on the Next Stage

Memphis, TN - Falsettos, a hilarious and achingly poignant musical, opens at Theatre Memphis in the Next Stage November 3 and runs through November 18, 2017. Depicting a modern family before its time, this groundbreaking musical revolves around the lives of a charming, intelligent, neurotic gay man, his wife, lover, soon-to-be-Bar Mitzvahed son, their psychiatrist, and the lesbians next door.  Winner of the 1992 Tony Awards for Best Book and Score, this show provides a look at the paths taken in life and the infinite possibilities that are beautiful reminders that love can tell a million stories.

Director Jerry Chipman talks about the show in terms of how it relates to today’s social environment. The story is really about the ‘tight knit family’ that society now accepts, or at least acknowledges. Chipman explains, “The situation could not be more contemporary.  All seven characters, divided in sexuality, are bound together by love and caring. Falsettos is a musical for our lives today.” Furthermore he adds, “With so much at stake in the world, Falsettos couldn't be more relevant.

Falsettos had a recent run on Broadway and it showed how ‘of the moment’ the story really is,” states Theatre Memphis Executive Producer Debbie Litch. She relates, “Even though the subject matter was groundbreaking at the time it first came out, so many of the issues are still the subject of conversation in our society today. Bottom line …” she continues, “… it is all about defining a family, love is love is love … and it has some great music.”

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MUSIC AND LYRICS  BY: William Finn

BOOK BY: James Lapine & William Finn

DIRECTOR: Jerry Chipman

MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Gary Beard

CHOREOGRAPHERS: Ellen Inghram & Jared Johnson

VENUE AND ADDRESS: Theatre Memphis in the Next Stage, 630 Perkins Ext, Memphis, TN, 38117

RUN DATES: November 3-18, 2017

TIMES OF SHOWS: Thursdays @ 7:30pm, Fridays and Saturdays @ 8pm with matinees @ 2pm on Sundays

TICKETS: $30 adults, $15 student; $25 Military and 62 and older

BOX OFFICE: 901.682.8323

WEB: www.theatrememphis.org

SPONSORED BY: Bert & Carol Barnett

MEDIA SPONSORS:  WKNO 91.1FM, Focus Magazine

Production photos available October 31, 2017.

Theatre Memphis is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization located at 630 Perkins Extended (corner of Perkins Extended and Southern) and is a community theatre whose mission is to provide outstanding theatrical experiences to enrich the lives of our audiences and participants.

Theatre Memphis receives season sponsorship and funding from:
First Tennessee Foundation/ArtsFirst, The Jeniam Foundation, ArtsMemphis and Tennessee Arts Commission.

Posted by Randall Hartzog at 4:05 PM
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