‘Falsettoland’ hits high notes
While HART’s last Feichter Studio performance “I Do! I Do!” followed a traditional couple through 50 years of marriage, “Falsettoland” tells the story of a more mixed and modern family in the early 80s.
From the first line of the opening number, “Homosexuals,” the audience is aware that the off-Broadway musical contains some adult language and adult situations.
The story follows a Jewish family in New York in 1981. Trina and Marvin (Rod Leigh) have a son Jason, played by 11-year-old Oskar Olszewski, who is about to turn 13, and they have a bar mitzvah to plan. While it should be an exciting time in Jason’s life, the situation is complicated by his parents’ divorce, his father’s new gay lover Whizzer (played by Eric Martinez) and his mother’s new husband (played by Strother Stingley); and ...