ATLANTA, GA – February 13 – Actor’s Express presents Falsettos, the landmark musical about how we love, live and grow from March 23 through April 28, 2019. With a Tony Award-winning score by William
Finn and book co-written with James Lapine, Falsettos was heralded “a perfect musical” by the New York Times. Director Freddie Ashley says, “Falsettos is so funny and so moving. Finn’s score guides us seamlessly between laughter and heartbreak with a gentle hand.”
Leading the cast is Suzi Award-winning actor Craig Waldrip (Merrily We Roll Along in Concert, Company, The Rocky Horror Show, Kiss of the Spider Woman) as Marvin. Joining him is a cast of Actor’s Express veterans including Jordan Dell Harris (Spring Awakening) as Whizzer, Ben Thorpe (Reykjavík) as Mendel , Jessica De Maria (Sweeney Todd, Murder Ballad) as Trina, Kandice Arrington (Little Shop of Horrors) as Dr. Charlotte and Kylie Brown (An Octoroon, Little Shop of Horrors, Spring Awakening) as Cordelia. The role of Jason will be shared by Alex Newberg and Vinny Montague.
Falsettos is sponsored by Dr. Jesse Peel and Arlene Glaser. Directing sponsors are Susan Tanner and Richard Hale.
Performances of Falsettos are Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 2 PM. Tickets are $20-$60 and may be purchased online at actors-express.com or by calling 404-607-7469.
Book by William Finn and James Lapine
Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Directed by Freddie Ashley
March 23 – April 28, 2019
Love can tell a million stories.
When Marvin leaves his wife Trina for a guy named Whizzer, they all determine to salvage something
from the resulting fallout to form a new kind of family. Throw in a lovesick psychiatrist, a precocious
thirteen year-old and two lesbians from next door and you get the story of a modern family learning to
navigate the stress of family dinners, the pressure of planning the perfect bar mitzvah and the
heartbreak of saying goodbye. With a Tony-winning score by William Finn, Falsettos is a landmark
musical about how we love, live and grow.
PERFORMANCE DATES & TICKETS
Director’s Rough Cut: Wednesday, March 20 at 8 pm
Previews: Thursday and Friday, March 21 & 22 at 8 pm
Opening Night: Saturday, March 23 at 8 PM
Regular Performances: March 24 – April 28, 2019
Wednesdays-Saturdays at 8 PM
Sundays at 2 PM
Purchase tickets online at actors-express.com or by calling 404-607-7469.
Group pricing is available. For info, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student tickets are always $20.
Regular ticket prices range from $20 – $60.
Ticket prices are subject to availability. Order early for best pricing.
Craig Waldrip* Marvin
Ben Thorpe* Mendel
Jordan Dell Harris Whizzer
Jessica De Maria Trina
Kandice Arrington Dr. Charlotte
Kylie Brown* Cordelia
Alex Newberg Jason
Vinny Montague Jason
Andy Stanesic Marvin/Whizzer Understudy
Taylor Bahin Dr. Charlotte Understudy
Amy Reynolds Trina Understudy
Curtis Lipsey Mendel Understudy
Brandy Sexton Cordelia Understudy
Freddie Ashley Director
Alli Lingenfelter Music Director
Sarah Turner Sechelski Choreographer
James Ogden Scenic Designer
Joseph P. Monaghan III** Lighting Designer
Alan Yeong** Costume Designer
Alan Kirkland Sound Designer
Christopher Dills Properties Designer
Emma Palmer McVey* Stage Manager
Chad Fenimore Technical Director
Sheila OIiver Casting Director
Justin Kalin Casting Associate
J. Paige Howe* Assistant Stage Manager
Zack Georgian Assistant Stage Manager
*Appearing through an Agreement between this theatre, Actor’s Express, and Actors’ Equity
Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
**Represented by United Scenic Artists Local USA 829 of the IATSE – The Union representing scenic,
costume, lighting, sound and projection designers in live performance.
WE ARE GRATEFUL TO OUR SPONSORS
AIDS Healthcare Foundation
Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta Metropolitan Arts Fund
City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs
Fulton County, Atlanta, Georgia
Georgia Council for the Arts
Holland IT Consulting
National Endowment for the Arts
The Charles Loridans Foundation
The Shubert Foundation
Major support is provided by the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. Major funding is provided by the
Fulton County Board of Commissioners. This program is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the
Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. GCA also receives support from its
partner agency – the National Endowment for the Arts.
ABOUT ACTOR’S EXPRESS
Since our founding in 1988, we have sought to nurture the next generation of playwrights through
workshops, readings, and full productions of new plays; to develop and nurture Atlanta’s artistic
community through theatre training; to catalyze the dialogue essential to the vitality of our
neighborhood and our city; and to enhance Atlanta’s reputation nationally as a thriving center for live
performance. Actor’s Express is located on the west side of Atlanta in the King Plow Arts Center at 887
W. Marietta Street, Suite J-107, Atlanta, Georgia 30318.