Fun Home Auditions Scheduled

Fun Home

Auditions Scheduled at Twin City Players

 

The Twin City Players will hold auditions for the heart-gripping musical Fun Home, music by Jeanine Tesori, book & lyrics by Lisa Kron, based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel. The show won five Tony Awards including Best Direction, Best Score, Best Book, and Best Musical. It also received Best Musical from: New York Drama Critics' Circle Award, Obie Award, Lucille Lortel Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Off-Broadway Alliance Award, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Auditions are scheduled for Saturday, February 29 at 1 pm (child roles) and Sunday, March 1 at 4 pm (adult roles). Callbacks, if needed, will be held Wednesday, March 4 at 7 pm. Auditions for musicians will be held Sunday, March 8 at 4 pm. Musicians needed are: Cello, violin (added plus if you play viola), percussion (drum set with misc. percussion including Djembe), electric bass guitar, and clarinet.

Auditions will be held in the Studio at Twin City Players, 600 West Glenlord Road, St. Joseph, Michigan 49085. Audition Form and instructions, cast descriptions, musicians needed, and additional information is available on the TCP Audition page at www.twincityplayers.org under the Participate tab drop-down. Larry Nielsen directs the production. If you have any questions, please contact the director at larrynielsen6619@gmail.com.

Show themes include family, truth, love, strength, courage; the strength and courage to live your truth. The show features adult language, sexuality and LGBTQ+ themes.

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.

 

Additional production team members are Assistant Director Jacob Holmes, Music Director Timothy McFeeters, and Set Designer John Taylor.


Show dates are June 5 - 28, 2020. Fun Home is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

The Twin City Players’ 2019-2020 Mainstage Season Sponsors are: Indiana Michigan Power/Cook Plant, Lake Michigan Chiropractic LLC., The Herald Palladium, The Boulevard Inn & Bistro, Meijer, and TPC Technologies, Inc.

About Twin City Players:
Formed in 1932, Twin City Players is a volunteer based nonprofit organization that strives to engage the community in quality theatre that changes lives and to be recognized for organizational excellence producing quality performances in southwest Michigan. The TCP Playhouse is located at 600 West Glenlord Road, St. Joseph, MI. For more information about TCP, call 269-429-0400 or visit us at twincityplayers.org.




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