Grandstreet Theatre

Falsettos Auditions


By William Finn and James Lapine


Grandstreet Theatre is seeking 3 men, 3 women and 1 boy for their upcoming production of the critically acclaimed and groundbreaking musical Falsettos.


Audition Information

Grandstreet Theatre is accepting video audition submissions from February 20, 2018 through March 9, 2018. Please submit a video audition according the guidelines below.


Rehearsal Dates

May 13, 2018 – June 14, 2018

This is a quick rehearsal process that may include daytime rehearsals, depending on casting and actor availability. However, if you are unavailable during the days, that should not discourage you from auditioning. Rehearsal schedules will be created based on actor availability. Please include specific daytime rehearsal availability in your audition email.


Performance Dates

June 15, 2018 – June 24, 2018

8 performances total


What to Send

Please send your audition video to Lysa Fox (Director) at [email protected]

Please include the following in the body of your email:

Name, Address, Phone, Email, Birthdate, Brief Performance Resume and any known schedule conflicts between May 13, 2018 and June 24, 2018 (please be as specific as possible)

Video Audition Submissions must be received by March 9, 2018


Audition Guidelines

Adults auditioning for Falsettos should sing 2 selections from the musical cuts below. Boys auditioning for Jason should only sing 1 selection. The included sheet music clearly shows where each selection should start and stop. We have also included links to piano accompaniment for each song. Please sing along to the provided piano accompaniment.


Click below for Audition Cuts

1) The Games I Play

2) Year of the Child

3) Everyone Hates His Parents

4) You Gotta Die Sometime

5) What More Can I Say

6) Holding to the Ground

7) Something Bad Is Happening

8) Tight Knit Family

9) A Marriage Proposal

10) I’m Breaking Down

11) My Father’s a Homo


Click here for the Audition Packet and Sheet Music


Seeking the Following Roles

Marvin – 30s – 40s, a neurotic gay man who left his wife (Trina) and son (Jason) to be with another man (Whizzer)

Whizzer – 20s – 40s, Marvin’s boyfriend, playful, stylish, stubborn, unable to commit

Mendel – 30s – 40s, Marvin’s psychiatrist who falls for Trina, supportive and patient

Trina – 30s – 40s, Marvin’s ex-wife, she’s on the verge of a breakdown and trying to keep it together

Jason – 10 – 14, Marvin’s son, awkward and confused but very intelligent, he’d rather play chess than baseball

Dr. Charlotte – 20s – 40s, a lesbian from next door, driven, accomplished and very dedicated to Cordelia

Cordelia – 20s – 40s, a lesbian from next door, a chef and caterer, she’s more playful than Dr. Charlotte


Falsettos is a hilarious and complex contemporary musical that is told entirely through song. Singer / Actors must have a strong grasp on contemporary musical theatre styles and should be comfortable singing difficult harmonies and complicated rhythms. Actors will be expected to come in to the rehearsal process with a strong knowledge of the score.


About the Show

This groundbreaking musical from the creative team of William Finn (Spelling Bee) and James Lapine (Into the Woods) tells the story of Marvin, a neurotic New Yorker who leaves his wife and son to be with another man. When his son’s Bar Mitzvah looms on the horizon and his ex-wife marries his psychiatrist, it’s anything but smooth sailing for this untraditional family. Hilarious one moment and heartwarming the next, Falsettos is a brave and poignant look at the infinite possibilities that make up a modern family. Throw in the lesbians from next door and a Tony Award winning score and this game-changing musical is sure to wind it’s way into your heart.