Proud Mary Theatre Company will present the Tony Award-winning musical Falsettos for six performances only October 29-30 in Spartanburg and November 5-6 in Greer.
With music and lyrics by William Finn and a book by William Finn and James Lapine, Falsettos marks the Upstate premiere of this 2016 Broadway revival about a dysfunctional Jewish family in late 1970s New York.
Falsettos includes such modern classics such as “Four Jews in a Room Bitching,” “My Father’s a Homo,” “I’m Breaking Down,” “I Never Wanted to Love You,” “Falsettoland,” “Love is Blind” and more and follows a married Jewish man (played by Brady Coyle-Smith) who leaves his wife for a younger guy, his wife, heir shrink, their son’s Bar Mitzvah, the lesbian professionals next door, and the arrival of AIDS.
Brady Coyle-Smith (Marvin) has been seen in numerous musicals in the Greenville-Spartanburg area and is excited to be returning to Proud Mary! He was last seen in The Boys in the Band as Michael, which was one of his favorite roles. Other favorite roles include Sonny Malone (Xanadu), Gabe (Next to Normal), Hysterium (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum), the 8 characters he played in Spamalot, and Jack (Into the Woods). Brady lives in Greenville with his husband and two children. To my “tight-knit family,” this journey has been indescribable. Thank you for your love, laughter, support, and safety as I explored such a complex character. As Marvin sings so poetically, “who would I be if you had not been my friend.” I love you all. This experience would not have been possible without the never-ending love and support from Tim and my kids. You are my world and I hope I make you proud!
Falsettos also stars DeAna Earl (of Centre Stage, Spartanburg Little Theatre, Glow Lyric Theatre and more) as wife/mother Trina; Josh Begelman (Fun Home, Saturday Night Live, WandaVision) plays their young Jason; Andy Lecture (Fun Home) is the other man Whizzer; John Carino (Upstate Shakespeare Festival) as the psychiatrist Mendel; and Samantha Elyer (Fun Home, The Laramie Project) and Hannah Searcy (Fun Home, Spartanburg Little Theatre’s The Little Mermaid, and Bright Star at Tryon Little Theater) play the lesbian neighbors Dr. Charlotte and kosher caterer Cordelia.
SEATING IS VERY LIMITED DUE TO COVID. We are social distancing the audience and MASKS ARE REQUIRED by Proud Mary Theatre Company.
All tickets are $25.|
Visit proudmarytheatre.com or call (864) 202-6555 for more info.
Unitarian Universalist Church of Spartanburg
210 Henry Place, Spartanburg, SC 29306
Friday & Saturday, October 29-30 @ 7:30 pm
Saturday, October 30 @ 2 pm
City of Greer Center for the Arts,
804 Trade Street, Greer, SC 29651
Friday & Saturday, November 5-6 @ 7:30 pm
Saturday, November 6 @ 2 pm