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Tony Award-Winning Musical, ‘Falsettos’ Takes The Stage At Actors Express

"Falsettos" will run at Actors' Express through April 28.
"Falsettos" will run at Actors' Express through April 28.
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“Love can tell a million stories.” This motto of the musical “Falsettos,” delves into the complex story of a modern family in 1980s New York.

Take one divorce, an adolescent boy preparing for his Bar Mitzvah, and two lesbian neighbors and you have Actor’s Express’ latest play. When the main character, Marvin, leaves his wife Trina for a younger man named Whizzer, they all determine to salvage something from the resulting fallout in order to form a new kind of family.

Lois Reitzes spoke with director of “Falsettos,” Freddie Ashley alongside actor Jordan Dell Harris, who plays Whizzer.

“I think this was the first of its kind to show how people find a way to create a family out of the circumstances they find themselves in,” Ashley said. “This might not always be the people they are related to by blood.”

The musical won two Tony Awards for Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score. You can see the show at the King Plow Arts Center now through April 28.