Winner of Best Musical from New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award, Obie Award, Lucille Lortel Award and also, Outer Cities Circle Award, as well as the 2015 Tony Award for Best Musical, Best Original Score, and Best Book of a Musical.
FUN HOME is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes. When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family’s Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father’s hidden desires.
Performance Dates & Times
AUDITION DATES AND DETAILS: TBA
Alison (Lead, Female, 40-45)
LGBTQIA+ preferred; cartoonist, writer. Both self-aware and self-conscious, Reflective, appreciating both joy and sadness. Mezzo-soprano with strong low range. Belt.
Medium Alison (Lead, Female, 18-20)
LGBTQIA+ preferred; a college student will also play a Susan Dey-type singer. Smart, awkward, confused - a romantic. Realizing and embracing that she is lesbian. Mezzo-soprano. Belt.
Small Alison (Lead, Female 8-11)
Intelligent, confident, and bossy. Precocious. Alto. Light belt.
Bruce Bechdel (Lead, Male 40-50)
LGBTQIA+ preferred; Alison's father, Depressed and self-loathing, hurtful, closeted gay. Husband and father of three - likes the role, but not the rules. Baritone.
Helen Bechdel (Supporting, Female 40-50)
Alison's mother. Depressed and self-deluded, unhappy, cold. Wife and mother of three - has compromised herself into marginalism. Mezzo-soprano. Strong mix.
Christian Bechdel (Supporting, Male 10-13)
Alison's brother. Smart, funny, and independent. Singing and moves well.
John Bechdel (Supporting, Male 6-9)
Roy/Mark/Pete/Bobby (Supporting, Male, 20-30) Seeking one actor to play all roles. Roy: a young man Bruce hires to do yard work. Pete: a mourner who visits the funeral home. Mark: a high school junior. Bobby Jeremy: the lead singer of a band in Alison'’s imagination. Seeking a singer with a strong, clean, 70s pop sound to a B. All Ethnicities
Joan (Supporting, Female 19-21)
A student at Oberlin College. She exudes a confident, sexual energy, with a dry sense of humor. Unlike Alison, Joan is very comfortable in her skin and openly identifies as a lesbian. Seeking an actor who is comfortable with some harmony singing. Alto. All Ethnicities.