- 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! Pulitzer Prize for Drama
"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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- Strong Language
- Mild Adult Themes
- Licensing fees and rental materials quoted upon application.
- 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
- 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)
The authors have authorized Samuel French to provide licensees the opportunity to cast people of all ethnicities and races in any and all roles.
Music Material Rental Packages
1 Bass (Upright, Electric, 5 string electric, Acoustic, 5 string electric - fretted)
1 Drums (Bell Tree, Cajon, Crotales, Djembe, Eastern Finger Cymbal, Finger Cymbals, Mark Tree, Mounted Finger Cymbals, Orchestra Bells, Shaker, Triangle)
1 Guitar (Electric, Acoustic, Nylon, 12 string-acoustic, 12 string-electric)
1 Reed (Flute, Clarinet, English Horn, Bass Clarinet, Tenor Sax)
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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.