Winner! 1992 Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical
Winner! 1992 Tony Award for Best Score of a Musical
Nominee: Seven 1992 Tony Awards, including Best Musical
Nominee: Four 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical
Nominee: Three 2017 Drama Desk Awards, including Outstanding Revival of a Musical

Both the original 1992 production and 2016 revival were directed by James Lapine. Falsettos pairs March of the Falsettos and Falsettoland, two acclaimed Off-Broadway musicals written nearly a decade apart. Falsettos tells the story of a gay man named Marvin who leaves his wife Trina and son Jason, to be with his lover named Whizzer. With the help of their family psychiatrist, Mendel and their neighbors Charlotte and Cordelia, the family learns to grow up and face the future in the 70’s and 80’s through the early days of the AIDS crisis.  

mad Theatre of Tampa’s production of Falsettos is directed by Anthony Paul Gilkinson with music direction by Megan Zeitler and stage management by Nicole Petta.


Marcus Blake as Marvin, Jessica Berger Vitalo as Trina, Evan Lomba as Whizzer, Chris Cordero as Mendel, Sam Sobel as Jason, Casey Vaughan as Charlotte, Gabrielle Ray as Cordelia.

Falsettos is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals. www.concordtheatricals.com


Music and Lyrics by

William Finn

Book by

William Finn and James Lapine

                Direction by Anthony Paul Gilkinson               

            Music Direction by Megan Zeitler      

February 03- 19, 2023
Friday & Saturdays 7:30pm
Saturdays & Sundays 2:00pm

Shimberg Playhouse @ the Straz
Center for the Performing Arts



Marvin: Marcus Blake

Whizzer: Evan Lomba

Jason: Sam Sobel

Mendel: Chris Cordero

Trina: Jessica Berger Vitalo

Charlotte: Casey Vaughan

Cordelia: Gabrielle Ray



Conductor | Piano:  Megan Zeitler

Bass: Alex Pasut

Drums: Nico Remy

2nd Piano: David Estevez

Reeds: Julia Ford  

Alternate 2nd Piano: Xander McColley (Feb 10 & 11)


Production Team

Director:  Tony Gilkinson

Music Director: Megan Zeitler 

Artistic Director: Tony Gilkinson

Stage Manager: Nicole Petta

Backstage Assistant: Andy Terrazas Montano

Backstage Assistant:  Chloe Corwin

Scenic Designer: Kit Hastings  

Lighting Designer:  Anthony Vito

Sound Designer: Bo Garrard

Lighting Technician:  Andres Vides

Costume Designer: Lindsay Ellis

Production Media Specialist: Chaz D. Photography






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