Broadway musical ‘Falsettos’ worth the watch

Summer Hoagland-Abernathy, Staff Writer

“Love can tell a million stories,” boasts the song “A Tight Knit Family / Love is Blind” from the musical “Falsettos.”  “Love can tell a million stories,” boasts the song “A Tight Knit Family / Love is Blind” from the musical “Falsettos.” From early July to late

August, the pro-shoot of the musical could be seen in select theaters across America, which drew fans who hungered for professional Broadway performances from far and wide. Aside from its original airing in theatres, “Falsettos” is set to air on

PBS this fall for the fans who weren’t able to see it on the silver screen. The musical follows a Jewish family in New York during the AIDS crisis of the early 1980s and shows that family can be more than a connection through blood. While the storyline drags the audience through a heartbreaking experience that details the loss of loved ones by AIDS, it also reminds them of the simple pleasures one can find in religion, friends and chess. While Marvin, played by Christian Borle, uses a vibrato to hush an entire crowd, especially during soft songs like “What More Can I Say,” I was focused on Andrew Rannells, who played Whizzer.

Rannells had the ability to belt some of the highest notes in any harmony throughout the musical.However, the real show-stopper was Stephanie J. Block, as Trina, in “I’m Breaking Down.” This song received one of the longest applauses in the production. This musical revival of the 1992 production is definitely not to be missed, given that there is the chance for fans to view it right in their living rooms at no cost. Not only were the actors lively and emotional during the whole performance, but the set has a creative twist that is surely a sight to behold. 

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