In Trousers: Musical Info & Synopsis


In Trousers follows the life of Marvin, a gay man who grapples with his desires, identity, and relationships. Set against the backdrop of the 1970s, the musical explores Marvin’s journey as he navigates his marriage to Trina, his attraction to his male lover Whizzer, and his evolving understanding of self. As Marvin embarks on a voyage of self-discovery, the story delves into the highs and lows of his romantic and familial relationships.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1979)

Cast Size: 4

Genre: Dramedy

Setting: 1970s / USA ( NYC)

Creative Team

Music/Lyrics/Book: William Finn

Cast Albums

Original Off-Broadway Cast (1979)➝


Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝


1970s, Family, LGBTQ+, One-Act, Piano-Only, Small Cast, Solo Composer, Sung-Through

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