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Falsettos Auditions

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.

Auditions will be held on Saturday, December 4th, and Callbacks on December 5th. 

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.

Callbacks:

You will be notified shortly after your audition whether or not you have been invited to callbacks. Callbacks will be on Sunday, December 5th. 

 

Location:

923 N San Antonio Road, Los Altos CA

 

Character Breakdown: 

 

Marvin: 

Voice: Tenor/Baritone  (C3 - Bb4)

While struggling to be a devoted husband and father, Marvin attempts to balance his complex love life with caring for his son. Impulsive, witty, and charming, Marvin grapples with his desire for a happy traditional family with his love for his new partner, Whizzer.

Whizzer: 

Voice: Tenor (E3 - C5)

Extremely handsome, athletic, and confident, Whizzer has a passionate relationship with Marvin. He is a friend to Jason amidst the family conflicts and eventually contracts HIV/AIDS. 

Trina: 

Voice: Mezzo-Soprano (A3 - D5 Belt) 

Ex-wife to Marvin and mother to Jason, who she is very protective of. 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) 

Marvin’s psychiatrist who marries Trina and enters into the chaotic 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 psychiatric services.

Jason: 

Voice: Tenor  (G3 - D5) 

Marvin and Trina’s son, bookish and awkward, Jason’s impending Bar Mitzvah, his parents’ divorce, and the presence of Whizzer in 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. Lively, empathetic, and full of hope, she runs her own kosher catering business, which she constantly tries to prove worthy to Charlotte. The always supportive and kind friend to Marvin and his family, Cordelia will light up any room with her enthusiastic spirit and quirky humor.  

 

 

 

 

 

Date: 12/04/2021 (Sat.)

Created by:   Julie Garber
 
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