Frequently Asked Questions about 'A Transparent Musical'

Expandable element What is 'A Transparent Musical' based on?

A Transparent Musical is based on the Amazon Prime TV series Transparent and written by the TV show’s creators.

Expandable element Is 'A Transparent Musical' a new story, or the same from the show?

A Transparent Musical features many of the same characters and themes as the TV show, but it is a brand-new story.

Expandable element Is the music new?

Yes! A Transparent Musical features a brand-new score by Faith Soloway.

Expandable element Is it appropriate for children?

A Transparent Musical is recommended for ages 13 and up. While overall an incredibly positive story of community and family, this production contains brief depictions of violence, sexual themes, strong language, and brief depictions of drug experimentation. The musical runs approximately two-and-a-half hours including intermission. If you would like more information, please contact Audience Services.

Expandable element Does the cast feature trans and nonbinary actors?

Yes, indeed! All trans and nonbinary characters are played by trans and nonbinary actors.

Expandable element Is prior knowledge of the TV show Transparent necessary to enjoy the musical?

Not at all! Fans of the TV show may notice references or similarities to the show, but the musical is a standalone story that everyone can enjoy.

Expandable element How long is the running time of the musical?

As this is a brand-new musical, the length may fluctuate as we finish rehearsals. Right now, we estimate it will be two-and-a-half hours long.

Expandable element Will there be a soundtrack available for purchase after the show?

There is no cast recording available at this time. You’ll just have to keep coming back to enjoy the music!

Expandable element Will 'A Transparent Musical' be going on tour or is it only playing at the Taper?

At this time, there are no plans for a tour, but we hope to bring the show to a wider audience and another city in the future. We encourage you to come see it here and share your excitement with your friends and family.

Expandable element Are there gender-inclusive restrooms at the Mark Taper Forum?

Guests of the Mark Taper Forum are invited to use the restroom that aligns with their gender expression. In addition, there is a single-stall restroom on the second floor.