With Christmas madness over for another year, now is the time to start planning for Midsumma Festival “madness”, and high on the list is Falsettos.
The staging of this Tony Award winning Broadway musical (for Best Original Score and Best Book of a Musical in 1992) is the result of a partnership between the Victorian Aids Council and the artistic company StageArt – a company renowned for its stage productions that reflect diversity and equality, showcasing extraordinary talent that exists locally.
Set during the 1980’s AIDS pandemic, and with some deeply touching moments, Falsettos is a more light-hearted take on the effect of AIDS on a “modern family”. How each character deals with the challenges that an AIDS diagnosis brings is a story in itself and, at times, is outrageously funny!
Casting includes Don Winsor (My Fair Lady, Titanic, Mamma Mia!) as Marvin, the neurotic New Yorker and key character. Sarah Shahinian (Les Miserables, Oklahoma! - US National tours) plays Marvin’s ex-wife Trina, and Marvin’s lover and AIDS sufferer Whizzer is played by Sam Ward (Jesus Christ Superstar, Les Miserables).
A “must see” event during Midsumma Festival in 2018.
Date: 1 February – 12 February 2018
Monday to Friday: 7.30 pm
Saturday: 1.30 pm & 7.30 pm
Sunday: Midday & 4.00 pm
Location: Chapel off Chapel, 12 Little Chapel Street Prahran
For more information and bookings go to the Midsumma website