The Marvin Songs : Three One-Act Musicals

The Marvin Songs Three One Act Musicals A decade ago in two strikingly original one act musicals In Trousers and March of the Falsettos William Finn started a character named Marvin on a journey of self discovery that struck an exuberant

  • Title: The Marvin Songs : Three One-Act Musicals
  • Author: William Finn James Lapine
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 129
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A decade ago, in two strikingly original one act musicals, In Trousers and March of the Falsettos, William Finn started a character named Marvin on a journey of self discovery that struck an exuberant chord with critics and audiences alike Now, Marvin finds himself in Falsettoland and Finn is firmly established as one of the most intriguing composers lyricists working todA decade ago, in two strikingly original one act musicals, In Trousers and March of the Falsettos, William Finn started a character named Marvin on a journey of self discovery that struck an exuberant chord with critics and audiences alike Now, Marvin finds himself in Falsettoland and Finn is firmly established as one of the most intriguing composers lyricists working today Here, together in one exclusive hardcover volume is the complete libretto of Finn s extraordinary Marvin Songs Marvin is funny sensitive, and bewildered by life He is married to Trina, devoted to his son Jason, and in love with a man named Whizzer In the course of this hilarious and moving journey, Marvin comes to terms with his sexual preference, Trina marries Marvin s psychiatrist, Mendel, Jason comes of age, and Whizzer falls victim to AIDS.Through Finn s one of a kind lyrics and the imaginative collaboration of James Lapine co winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Sunday in the Park with George , Marvin s confusion, obsession, love, and loss are totally compelling With their unique talents perfectly in sync, Finn and Lapine pull off the balancing act between satire and seriousness brilliantly Michael Kuchwara, AP

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    1. I've only known Marvin & co. for a few months, but it feels like ages. The group of wildly flawed yet lovable people who inhabit these musicals hold a very high place of honour in my heart. Unsurprisingly I first ran across mention of William Finn's "Marvin trilogy" on my search for gay musicals. Funnily enough, I listened to the trilogy backwards. I started by listening to the last musical Falsettoland (because of the lesbians next door, duh) and after deciding I liked it, got into the midd [...]

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