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Audition slots for Falsettos are now full.

If you are interested in auditioning, please fill out an audition form, and email your headshot/resume to falsettosmpp@gmail.com.  If there are any cancellations or openings, we will contact you to confirm an audition time.  Thank you!

Audition Form: https://forms.gle/kbnhSHQpvmKz5jxq9

Morris Park Players is casting FALSETTOS: Jordan Roth and William Finn, music & lyrics; William Finn and James Lapine, book.  

FALSETTOS is a hilarious musical revolving 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. It’s a hilarious and achingly poignant look at the infinite possibilities that make up a modern family… and a beautiful reminder that love can tell a million stories.

We are committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Talent from diverse backgrounds (including BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and any people who have been traditionally excluded from castings/auditions due to perceptions of their ability) are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Audition Dates/Location
Auditions will be Monday September 13th and Tuesday September 21st, with callbacks on Wednesday September 22nd from 6:30-9:00pm at Grace Center in Northeast Minneapolis – 1500 6th St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413. Our goal is to have the show cast by Sunday September September 26th.

Rehearsal Dates
Falsettos rehearsals will begin January 3, Monday through Friday 6:30 – 9:30. Which days or how often you are called depends on your role. Please note any and all conflicts on your audition form.

Performances
Friday February 11th – 7:30
Saturday February 12th 2:00 and 7:30
Sunday February 13th – 2:00
Thursday February 17th – 7:30 (sensory performance)
Friday February 18th – 7:30
Saturday February 19th – 7:30
Sunday February 20th – 2:00

Morris Park Players performs in Northeast Minneapolis at Edison High School.

 

Other Commitments
– Vaccination required. All cast and crew must be 12+ and vaccinated
– Morris Park Players is a true community theater. 100% of the cast and crew donate to their production.
– We will have a set build day or two – attendance at one is required.
– Miscellaneous promotional opportunities; as needed, attendance will be encouraged.

 

Creative Team
Director and Choreographer: Joe Chvala
Music Director: Blake Brauer
Stage Manager: Erin Green Vita
Production Manager: Abbey Dibble
Graphic Designer/Photographer: Steve Campbell
Lighting Design: Steve Dunlop
Costumer: Jennifer Schultz
Props and Scenic Design: Brandon Reger
Producer: Laura Dierke

 

Audition Sign Ups / Material
If you are interested in auditioning, please fill out the Audition Form and sign up for an audition time. The audition form asks you to select dates/times that work best for you. Morris Park Players will contact you within a few days via email to confirm your audition slot.

Audition Form: https://forms.gle/kbnhSHQpvmKz5jxq9

Prepare your choice of any two of the five musical selections below. Please choose from any of the musical selections below and prepare those for your audition. Each of the following selections has sheet music and two tracks, one with the melody and one without. Here is the link:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1EDVoBajD_3fNstf7uu-HdzacvT9X7fH2

Songs for Women/Female-presenting
Something Bad is Happening
I’m Breaking Down
Holding to the Ground

Songs for Men/Male-presenting
Tight-Knit Family
You Gotta Die Sometime
The Games I Play

Songs for Children/Youth
Miracle of Judaism
My Father’s a Homo

Roles
Marvin: Male, 30-39: Jewish; a devoted husband and father; smart, funny, and charming; struggles to reconcile his desire for a happy traditional family with the love of his life – a man named Whizzer; high baritone.

Whizzer: Male, 20-39: handsome, athletic, and confident; HIV positive; has a tempestuous relationship with Marvin; character can be any ethnicity; tenor.

Trina: Female, 30-39: Jewish; wife to Marvin, Mother to Jason; charmingly neurotic in her effort to understand the conflicting feelings she has in the aftermath of her divorce; consults Mendel, her husband’s psychiatrist, and eventually marries him; soprano/belt.

Mendel: Male, 30-49: 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; high baritone.

Jason: Male (but could be played by an actor of any gender), 12+ to play 13: Jewish; Marvin’s and Trina’s son; bookish and awkward; his 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; tenor.

Charlotte: Female, 30-39: one of the lesbians from next door; 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; alto/mezzo.

Cordelia: Female, 30-39: the other lesbian from next door; Dr. Charlotte’s partner; runs her own kosher catering business; very keen on making a nice home but also wants to be useful and valued for her contribution to the world; high belt voice.

Show Synopsis
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 Marvin leaves Trina because he falls in love with a man named 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.