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Fun Home - Full Length Musical, Drama

Fun Home

Lisa Kron, Jeanine Tesori, Alison Bechdel

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Full Length Musical, Drama

2m, 4f, 2boy(s), 1girl(s)

ISBN: 9780573704574

Music by Jeanine Tesori
Book & Lyrics by Lisa Kron

Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.

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$10.95
: Acting Edition
$4.95
Digital Perusal Score Rental
$14.95
: Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic (Graphic Novel)
$28.99
: Vocal Selections
$9.99
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Description

Full Length Musical

Drama

Adaptations (Literature), Biography

90 minutes

Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century, 1970s

Settings Of Play - The Bechdel family's home, the Bechdel's family-owned funeral home, and Oberlin College.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

Intense Adult Themes, Strong Language

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior, Children (Age 6 - 10), Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

Tony, Pulitzer, From Broadway, From Off-Broadway

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
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. Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.


REVIEWS:

A rare beauty, extraordinary and heart-gripping." - Ben Brantley, The New York Times

"The best musical of the season." - New York Magazine

"Few shows are as moving, relatable, and funny." - Associated Press

"The Best Broadway Musical in years, with the finest score in a decade." - Huffington Post

"Exquisite. An emotional powerhouse." - Chicago Tribune

"FIVE STARS. Fun Home has enormous intelligence and sensitivity. It's not your ordinary Broadway musical, because it is extraordinary." - Time Out New York


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Fun Home received its world premiere at The Public Theater in New York City in October of 2012, under the direction of Sam Gold. 

Characters

CASTING

2m, 4f, 2boy(s), 1girl(s)

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Non-Traditional casting, Features Children, Flexible casting, Multicultural casting, Roles for Children, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

CASTING NOTES

The authors have authorized Samuel French to provide licensees the opportunity to cast people of all ethnicities and races in any and all roles.

CHORUS SIZE

No Chorus

ALISON – 43 years old, a cartoonist
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
Rental Materials

SIZE OF ORCHESTRA

Small/Combo, Medium

MUSICAL STYLE

Classic Broadway, Pop/Rock

VOCAL DEMANDS

Moderate

10 Piano/Conductor Scores
1 Bass
1 Cello
1 Drums
1 Guitar
1 Reed
1 Violin/Viola

Song Samples

It All Comes Back

Welcome to Our House on Maple Avenue

Come to the Fun Home

Helen's Etude

Changing My Major

Maps

Raincoat of Love

Ring of Keys

Days and Days

Telephone Wire

Edges of the World

Flying Away

Videos
  • FUN HOME Broadway.com

  • FUN HOME on Broadway

  • Journey to Broadway

  • Alison Bechdel on FUN HOME

  • FUN HOME on THE VIEW

  • FUN HOME Off Broadway Montage

  • Tony Acceptance Speech: Jeanine Tesori

  • Tony Acceptance Speech: Sam Gold-Director

  • Tony Acceptance Speech: Michael Cerveris

  • Tony Acceptance Speech: Lisa Kron

  • Tony Acceptance Speech: BEST MUSICAL

  • Emily Skeggs - "Changing My Major"

Author(s)
Lisa Kron

Lisa Kron

Lisa Kron is a writer and performer whose work has been widely produced in New York, regionally, and internationally. Her plays include Well, 2.5 Minute Ride, and The Ver**zon Play. She wrote the book and lyrics for the musical Fun Home (with music by composer Jeanine Tesori), winner of five 2015 Tony Awards including Best Musical. Lisa and Jeanine were the first all-woman team to ever receive a ... view full profile

Jeanine Tesori

Jeanine Tesori

JEANINE TESORI won the Tony Award for Best Original Score with Lisa Kron for the musical Fun Home, which is currently playing on Broadway. She has also written Tony-nominated scores for Twelfth Night at Lincoln Center; Thoroughly Modern Millie (lyrics, Dick Scanlan); Caroline, or Change (lyrics, Tony Kushner); and Shrek The Musical (lyrics, David Lindsay-Abaire). The production of Caroline, or ... view full profile

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Reviews
Evelyn Graham 11/1/2016 9:28 AM
Kirsten Sughrue 10/7/2016 12:28 AM
Joseph Ferriero 10/23/2015 9:37 AM
A touching piece that doesn't hold back.  There is no shock value -- which is a good thing.  We essentially know how the story is going to end from the beginning, but that doesn't matter.  It's how the story is played out.  It's the events, the love, the struggle that make this play/story worth while.

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