Full Length Musical, Drama / 2m, 4f, 2boy(s), 1girl(s)
Fun Homeis a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.
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- WINNER! Best Musical - 2015 Tony® Awards!
WINNER! Best Score (Jeanine Tesori & Lisa Kron) - 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! The Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Reviews“A rare beauty, extraordinary and heart-gripping." - Ben Brantley, The New York Times, Read More
"The best musical of the season." - New York Magazine, Read More
"Few shows are as moving, relatable, and funny." - Associated Press, Read More
"Exquisite. An emotional powerhouse." - Chicago Tribune, Read More
"FOUR STARS. Fun Home has enormous intelligence and sensitivity. It's not your ordinary Broadway musical, because it is extraordinary." - Time Out New York, Read More
KeywordsAdolescence, Aging, Childhood, Death, Feminism, LGBT issues, Love, Marriage, Memory, Parenting/Family, Women's Issues
- Intense Adult Themes
- Strong Language
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- Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century, 1970s
- Duration: 90 minutes
- Setting: The Bechdel family's home, the Bechdel's family-owned funeral home, and Oberlin College.
- Additional Features: No intermission
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Period Costumes
- Musical Style: Classic Broadway, Pop/Rock
- Vocal Demands: Moderate
- Orchestra Size: Small/Combo, Medium
- Chorus Size: No Chorus
Casting2m, 4f, 2boy(s), 1girl(s)
MEDIUM ALISON – 19 years old, a college freshman
SMALL ALISON – around 9 years old
BRUCE BECHDEL – Alison’s father
HELEN BECHDEL – Alison’s mother
CHRISTIAN BECHDEL – Alison’s brother, around 10 years old
JOHN BECHDEL – Alison’s brother, around 6 years old
ROY – a young man Bruce hires to do yard work
MARK – a high school junior
JOAN – a college student
PETE – a mourner
Bobby Jeremy and the Susan Deys, imaginary television characters
- Ensemble cast
- Non-Traditional casting
- Features Children
- Roles for Children
- Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
- Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)