AUDITIONS for FALSETTOS are OPEN!


Audition

Auditions December 4, 2021 from 10:00am-2:00pm

​Callbacks on December 5, 2021 from 10:00am-2:00pm

Falsettos is the story of a large, eccentric, and dysfunctional -- but loving -- Jewish family in New York at the end of the 1970s. Initially, Marvin seems blessed with the perfect family. He has a caring wife, Trina, and a young son, Jason. Nevertheless, the family is soon broken apart, when the homosexual Marvin leaves Trina for a man called Whizzer. Trina, meanwhile, ends up romantically involved with the family psychiatrist, Mendel. All the while, their son, Jason, is stuck in the middle. Included in the mix are lesbian neighbors Dr. Charlotte and Cordelia. When Marvin's lover, Whizzer, is diagnosed with AIDS, the entire family -- non-traditional as it may be -- must put aside their issues and come together.

Location: 923 N San Antonio Road, Los Altos CA

Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your audition slot to allow time to fill out an information form and conflict calendar.

What To Bring:
A 32 bar cut from two contrasting musical theatre songs
A headshot
A resumé
*Please bring tracks as there will NOT be a piano accompanist. 

PLEASE NOTE: WE ARE ONLY LOOKING FOR PERFORMERS THAT ARE TEENAGERS WITH THE EXCEPTION OF JASON. THANK YOU.


Character Breakdown: 
Marvin
Voice: Tenor/Baritone  (C3 - Bb4)
Jewish. Although a devoted husband and father, Marvin attempts to balance his disheveled love life with caring for his son. Smart, funny and charming, Marvin struggles to reconcile his desire for a happy traditional family with his love for Whizzer.

Whizzer
Voice: Tenor (E3 - C5)
Half-Jewish. Extremely handsome, athletic, and confident. A friend to Jason amidst the family conflicts. Eventually contracts HIV/AIDS. Has a tempestuous relationship with Marvin.

Trina
Voice: Mezzo-Soprano (A3 - D5 Belt) 
Jewish. Ex-wife to Marvin, mother to Jason. Charmingly neurotic in her effort to understand the conflicting feelings she has in the aftermath of her divorce. Constantly stressed, anxious, and dissatisfied, she consults Mendel, her husband’s psychiatrist, and eventually marries him.

Mendel
Voice: Tenor/Baritone (C3 - B4) 
Jewish. Marvin’s psychiatrist who marries Trina and enters into the tumultuous world of her life with her son, her ex and her ex’s lover while struggling with his own feelings that betray the boundaries of his occupation.

Jason
Voice: Tenor  (G3 - D5) 
Jewish. Marvin and Trina’s son, bookish and awkward, Jason’s impending Bar Mitzvah, his parents’ divorce and the entrance of Whizzer into his life leave him confused, angry and trying to sort it all out. He is constantly on a road of self-discovery and is too smart for his own good.

Dr. Charlotte
Voice: Mezzo-Soprano (F3 - E5 Belt) 
One of the "lesbians from next door" – Charlotte is a dedicated doctor alarmed by the mysterious illness that is killing her gay male patients. Tough, but extremely nurturing and very much in love with her partner, Cordelia.

Cordelia
Voice: Soprano (A3 - E5 Belt) 
The other "lesbian from next door" – Cordelia is Dr. Charlotte’s partner – she runs her own kosher catering business, is very keen on making a nice home– but also wants to be useful and valued for her contribution to the world.

    

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