Music by Jeanine Tesori
Book & Lyrics by Lisa Kron
Based on the Graphic Novel by Alison Bechdel
Fun Home is presented by special arrangement
with Samuel French, Inc.
Winner Best Musical 2015 Tony® Awards
Winner Best Score 2015 Tony® Awards
Winner Best Book of a Musical (Lisa Kron) 2015 Tony® Awards
Winner Best Musical - New York Drama Critics' Circle Award, Obie Award, Lucille Lortel Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Off-Broadway Alliance Award
Finalist Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Fun Home Auditions
Saturday February 29 at 1 pm - child roles
Sunday March 1 at 4 pm - adult roles
Wednesday March 4 at 7 pm (callbacks)
Sunday March 8 at 4 pm - musician auditions
Auditions held in The Studio at Twin City Players
Director: Larry Nielsen
In 2006, lesbian cartoonist Alison Bechdel published Fun Home, a graphic memoir tracing her relationship to her closeted gay father, who committed suicide shortly after Bechdel, herself, came out as a lesbian to her parents. The book was both a critical and commercial success, spent two weeks on the New York Times Bestseller list and garnered numerous award nominations, including the National Book Critics Circle Award. When her father died unexpectedly, Alison dove 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. Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.
Audition Packet with Audition Form & Musician Info
While the show image may imply a comedy or a children’s tale, it is not. Themes: Family, truth, love, strength, courage; the strength and courage to live your truth.
Features: Language, sexuality and LGBTQ+ themes.
Child Roles – Audition will likely include reading, singing and choreography
Adult Roles – Audition will likely include reading and singing
Alison – able to play 43
In addition to the info here, please refer to the FUN HOME Audition Background Info document for character descriptions, vocal requirements, etc.
Medium Alison – Alison as a college freshman, able to play 19
Bruce – Alison’s father – able to play 43
Helen – Alison’s mother – able to play 43
Joan – a college student – able to play 19
Roy, Mark, Pete, Bobby Jeremy – able to play 4 roles between 17 and 30 years old
Small Alison – Alison as a young girl anywhere between 9 and a young 14 years old
John – Alison’s younger brother between 6 and 10 years old
Christian – Alison’s older brother between 10 and 14 years old
For questions about the script, please contact Director Larry Nielsen via email or text.
Assistant Director, Jacob Holmes
Music Director, Timothy McFeeters
Set Design, John Taylor
Show Dates: June 5 - 28th w/additional private performance on June 25