FALSETTOLAND promotion picture
pictured with Jason Ma, Ann Harada, Kennedy Kanagawa, Mimosa, and Welly Yang
This was a Non-traditional
casting break-through for all of us involved. A true love-fest, we relished
in telling this beautiful, moving tale by William Finn. As the New York Times
said, "it's family that matters, no matter what family."
(click here for reviews)
Leave it to a little-known
troupe, the National Asian-American Theatre Company, to find a way to make
the concept of Non-Traditional Casting seem novel again. The company has taken
William Finns lyrical paean to Jewish angst, with its aggressively Jewish
New York sensibility and multiple references to gefilte fish and recast it
with Asian-American actors. Does the gambit work? You should be so talented.
The production is sung with such elan and technical accomplishment that the
dissonant moments are simply nullified by the winning ensemble.
- The New York Times
Cast with all Asian-American
actors, Falsettoland takes on a unique, otherworldly quality that truly makes
one experience the play anew. This is a cultural achievement that should be
an inspiration to all who dare to reinterpret classic stage works.
- In Theatre Magazine