IN TROUSERS

Critics

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Reviews: 6

Audience

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Reviews: 0

Knot Free Productions presents In Trousers, a "prequel" to William Finn's groundbreaking March of the Falsettos and Falsettoland, directed by Ryan O’Connor. In Trousers, the opening chapter of the "Marvin Trilogy," follows Marvin's exploration of his sexuality and identity through his interaction with the three most important women in his life: his high school sweetheart; his teacher; and his wife. Torn between his natural inclination and his desire not to upset his family life as he knows it, Marvin ultimately makes the decision he feels is best for him.

Cast features the talents of Braxton Molinaro (Marvin), Tal Fox (His Wife), Michelle Lane (His Teacher), Lea Madda (His High School Sweetheart), and Brooke van Grinsven (Female Cover).

IN TROUSERS features a live combo.

October 11 – November 3

Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm; Sunday Matinees at 3:00 pm
Tickets: $30

https://introusersla.brownpapertickets.com/

Ages 14+. Sexual content.

Running time 90 minutes, no intermission.

Lounge Theatre – Front Theatre 6201 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038 (Hollywood).

Reviews

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Still, Knot Free Productions still offers a commendable production. For many reasons, and songs with groundbreaking exposition such as “How Marvin Eats His Breakfast,” the show is entertaining and an important visit for all musical theatre aficionados.

sweet-sour - Tony Frankel - Stage and Cinema - ...read full review


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IN TROUSERS is gifted with a trio of musicians who keep the music flowing – piano (music director Jake Anthony), percussion (Joe Martone), and bass (Ethan Chiampas). Marvin’s story is told through song, with book, music, and lyrics by William Finn. Lyrics are especially clever as Finn dissects the thoughts and feelings of his four principals who telegraph their every emotion with voice, facial expression, and body language. Kudos to the cast. Be prepared for a music fest performed by seven talented artists.

sweet - Elaine Mura - Splash Magazines - ...read full review


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We are lucky to have this production at the Lounge theatre. "IN TROUSERS" is rarely produced, and was originally written in 1979. It is a must see for its music, the talented actors, and its message.

sweet - Cathy Wayne - NoHo Arts District - ...read full review


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There are some strong performance, and the story provides the missing piece for the Falsettos trilogy, but it is also a bit confusing.

sweet - Daniel Faigin - Observations Along the Road - ...read full review


Don Grigware

An intriguing musical of the 70s written by William Finn. It is the first musical to deal with homosexuality as a lifestyle. Even though fast paced, frenetic actually, the music is real and engrossing. The performances from the four actors are amazing.

sweet - Don Grigware - Grigware Reviews - ...read full review


Rob Stevens

In Trousers has been seldom seen over the past three decades so that is why it is joyful news that a new production is now available to L.A. audiences at the Lounge Theatre in Hollywood thanks to Knot Free Productions. Despite a seemingly last minute change of directors, the 90-minute sung thru show is mostly a delight.

sweet - Rob Stevens - Haines His Way - ...read full review


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Still, Knot Free Productions still offers a commendable production. For many reasons, and songs with groundbreaking exposition such as “How Marvin Eats His Breakfast,” the show is entertaining and an important visit for all musical theatre aficionados.

sweet-sour - Tony Frankel - Stage and Cinema - ...read full review


Avatar

IN TROUSERS is gifted with a trio of musicians who keep the music flowing – piano (music director Jake Anthony), percussion (Joe Martone), and bass (Ethan Chiampas). Marvin’s story is told through song, with book, music, and lyrics by William Finn. Lyrics are especially clever as Finn dissects the thoughts and feelings of his four principals who telegraph their every emotion with voice, facial expression, and body language. Kudos to the cast. Be prepared for a music fest performed by seven talented artists.

sweet - Elaine Mura - Splash Magazines - ...read full review


Avatar

We are lucky to have this production at the Lounge theatre. "IN TROUSERS" is rarely produced, and was originally written in 1979. It is a must see for its music, the talented actors, and its message.

sweet - Cathy Wayne - NoHo Arts District - ...read full review


Avatar

There are some strong performance, and the story provides the missing piece for the Falsettos trilogy, but it is also a bit confusing.

sweet - Daniel Faigin - Observations Along the Road - ...read full review


Don Grigware

An intriguing musical of the 70s written by William Finn. It is the first musical to deal with homosexuality as a lifestyle. Even though fast paced, frenetic actually, the music is real and engrossing. The performances from the four actors are amazing.

sweet - Don Grigware - Grigware Reviews - ...read full review


Rob Stevens

In Trousers has been seldom seen over the past three decades so that is why it is joyful news that a new production is now available to L.A. audiences at the Lounge Theatre in Hollywood thanks to Knot Free Productions. Despite a seemingly last minute change of directors, the 90-minute sung thru show is mostly a delight.

sweet - Rob Stevens - Haines His Way - ...read full review