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“Fun Home” – a comedic, lesbian, musical – on stage April 13 to May 6, 2018 (Toronto)
David Mirvish is delighted to present The Musical Stage Company production of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, FUN HOME,, based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir, is the groundbreaking show that won five 2015 Tony Awards, including Best Musical and has received worldwide critical acclaim for its stunning musical score and heartbreaking storytelling.
Alison, a 43-year-old lesbian cartoonist, struggles to untangle her complex relationship with her deceased father. Moving between past and present, Alison relives an unusual childhood growing up in a funeral home, her sexual awakening, and unanswerable questions about her father’s secret life.
FUN HOME features Evan Buliung as Bruce Bechdel, Laura Condlin as Alison Bechdel, Cynthia Dale as Helen Bechdel, Sara Farb as Medium Alison, Hannah Levinson as Small Alison, Jasper Lincoln as Christian Bechdel, Liam MacDonald as John Bechdel, Eric Morin as Roy/Mark/Pete/Bobby and Sabryn Rock as Joan.
FUN HOME features music by Jeanine Tesori, book & lyrics by Lisa Kron, based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel. Direction is by Robert McQueen, choreography by Stephanie Graham, music direction by Reza Jacobs, set design by Camellia Koo, costume design by Alex Amini, lighting desigh by Rebecca Picherack and sound design by Michael Laird.
WINNER! Best Musical – 2015 Tony Award
WINNER! Best Score – 2015 Tony Award
WINNER! Best Book of a Musical – 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
Pulitzer Prize in Drama Finalist 2014
EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK at Sara Farb (Medium Alison) performing Changing My Major, filmed at Toronto’s Reference Library:
CAA THEATRE – 651 Yonge Street (formerly the Panasonic Theatre)
April 13 – May 6, 2018
Tues – Sat 8:00 PM, Sat & Sun 2:00 PM
Added matinee: Wed April 25 & May 2 at 1:30PM
416.872.1212 or toll-free at 1.800.461.3333
About the Author
Bryen Dunn is a freelance journalist with a focus on travel, lifestyle, entertainment and hospitality. He has an extensive portfolio of celebrity interviews with musicians, actors and other public personalities. He enjoys discovering delicious eats, tasting spirited treats, and being mesmerized by musical beats.