FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 16, 2017
CONTACT: Randall Hartzog,Theatre Memphis, Director of Marketing and Communications
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.”
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
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.