EMAV Review: 'Falsettos' tugs the heartstrings at LVLT

Updated: Mar 8, 2019



★★★★½ - Delicious

Las Vegas Little Theatre continues it’s 41st season with “Falsettos,” book by William Finn and James Lapine, and music and lyrics by William Finn. The 2017 production garnered a Tony nomination for Best Revival (Musical).

The thing about this is, it’s dated yet still relevant today with its themes of sexual confusion, love, and the questions of what constitutes a family. Directed by Walter Niejadlik and Gillen Brey, this production finds those marks and hits them pretty much on target.

The show isn’t a musical in the normal sense – it’s more like “Phantom of the Opera” or “Les Miserable” in that there are very few spoken lines. Niejadlik and Brey have cast some gorgeous voices. There isn’t a single (adult) cast member whose vocal acuity doesn’t mesmerize. It’s also a nod to their skill as directors that the four-piece band, led by Toby M