so i just saw falsettos in theaters and here is everything awesome i managed to remember
Trina wears a small silver star of david necklace throughout the whole show
Whizzer has such intense anxiety during “This Had Better Come to Stop” that he is just wringing his hands like crazy, and this anxious habit follows him noticeably through the rest of his solos
During “March of the Falsettos”, the pit was tossing blocks up to Andrew Rannells and he screams “HIT ME” as he catches one and then goes “HIT ME TWO TIMES” as he catches another
After Jason’s torah portion at the makeshift hospital bar mitzvah, Whizzer grabs his shoulder, looks him in the eye, and whispers “Thank you” before walking out for the last time
Marvin was essentially crying throughout the entire second act including: choking up during “Days Like This”, laugh-crying during “Unlikely Lovers”, when Charlotte pulls him aside to tell him Whizzer is gonna die, trying to hold back tears during “Jason’s Bar Mitzvah”, and trying to belt through tears during “What Would I Do?”
Christian Borle and Andrew Rannells do such an AMAZING job at changing their emotions on a literal dime during the chess game scene
The crazy raw emotion in “I Never wanted to love you” from each and every character
On that same note, Marvin’s FUCKING FACE after he hits Trina was so brilliant and like, immediately regretful and so full of emotion i wanna cry just thinking about it again
On ANOTHER note, after Whizzer answers do I love him with “No”, there’s a whole like 20 second pause before the music starts up again where everyone is just dead silent
Whizzer was literally crying through the entirety of “Days Like This” as everyone kept gathering around him telling him everything was gonna be ok
During the first act Marvin was scary. Like his aggression in the recording does not do his character justice because it is so much more intense live
Every time Charlotte and Cordelia entered frame, the theater cheered obscenely loud (myself included)
All of Trina’s solos were brilliant and i swear to god Stephanie J. Block makes that stage her god damn bitch
WHIZZER IS CRYING THROUGH “You Gotta Die Sometime”. EVERY WORD.
During the “Falsettoland (Reprise) the mic picks up Marvin audibly sobbing as he walks away from Whizzer’s grave
While Jason is reciting his torah portion during the bar mitzvah, Trina is standing behind him mouthing the words to the verse
EVERYONE’S FACIAL EXPRESSIONS WERE OFF THE CHARTS
“I’m Breaking Down” got the most applause in my theater out of any number, and my grandma said that it truly “stole the show"
Trina and Mendel are sleeping on each other and are so adorable when Marvin storms in and wakes them up before “Marvin Hits Trina” cause they start blinking and rubbing their eyes like someone just turned all the lights on in the middle of the night
You can literally see the freckles on Christian Borle’s chest during “What More Can I Say?” that’s how clear it is
The relationship between Mendel and Jason was so cute and there were so many great choreographic parallels of the two of them throughout the whole show. Like just the two of them siting together or dancing together or just being a part from the rest of the family
The entire cast having to dance around using the words fuck and shit
love is crazy, love is often boring, love stinks! love is pretty often debris, when you find, what you find, then never never never never never do it over again, love reads like a bad biography, all the names are changed to protect the innocent, love is blind!
The furniture in Falsettos is so important. The way they’re all living their false little lives in that bubble where nothing is quite real, with all the grey blocks, compared to the moment they manage to break free of that for the first time in What More Can I Say? and then when they’re forced to break out of it from Holding To The Ground onwards with suddenly becoming part of the crisis, and finally when they try to return to that false world after Whizzer’s death, when Marvin has lost everything he’s finally managed to achieve..
The furniture in that show just means so much and it’s so under appreciated
I am old now, a dried-up thing, too long a widow, but I still remember the look of my maiden’s blood on his cock the night he claimed me. I think Brandon liked the sight as well. A bloody sword is a beautiful thing, yes. It hurt, but it was a sweet pain.