WHEN: Monday, Dec. 4 and Tuesday, Dec. 5: 7:30pm-10pm (see breakdown below)
CALLBACKS: Wednesday, Dec. 6 7:30pm-10pm, by invite only
PREPARE: Please prepare 16-32 bars of any musical selection. Accompanist will be provided, so bring sheet music in the correct key.
REGISTER: Registration is required, so please follow the links below to ensure proper registration is complete.
Music by Jeanine Tesori
Book and Lyrics by Lisa Kron
Based on the Graphic Novel by Alison Bechdel
Actors must only attend ONE of the following audition sessions:
Adult Auditions (ALL characters other than Small Alison, Christian, and John):
Monday, Dec. 4th 8:30pm-10pm OR Tuesday, Dec. 5th 8:30pm-10pm
Youth Auditions (characters Small Alison, Christian, and John):
Monday, Dec. 4th 7:30pm- 8:30pm OR Tuesday, Dec. 5th 7:30pm-8:30pm
(Potential callbacks for all will be Wednesday, Dec. 6th by invite only)
*This show will be performed at Armour Street Theatre in Davidson Feb 22 – March 10, 2024
If you are unable to attend an audition date, video submissions will be accepted HERE through December 3.
**If you have accessibility needs that we can meet or other questions about the audition process, please email Production Manager Carrie Cranford at [email protected]**
Please bring a resume, headshot, and list of conflicts for the December – March time frame. Please prepare 16 bars of a song. Please bring the sheet music for the accompanist to play.
To audition, please do BOTH of the following:
1. Sign up for a 30-minute audition slot here NOW
2. Complete this form anytime prior to your audition
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.
Winner! Five 2015 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book
All roles are open.
Alison (43, she/her, Mezzo-Soprano, E3-D5) – Lesbian cartoonist. Having become a writer, Alison is our grounded narrator, as she reflects on her life and her relationship with her father.
Medium Alison (19, she/her, Mezzo-Soprano, G3-E5) – An intelligent but awkward college freshman at Oberlin leaving home for the first time. She discovers that she is a lesbian and meets her first girlfriend. Note: This actor engages in consensual onstage intimacy with Joan.
Small Alison (8, she/her, Mezzo-Soprano, B4-B5) – A strong-willed and opinionated child on a journey to discover herself and her relationship with traditional femininity.
Bruce (44, he/him, Baritone, A2-G4) – Alison’s father. High school English teacher by day, funeral home director by night, and antique collector by weekend. As a closeted gay man, Bruce’s repressed anger often comes to the surface and is at odds with his care for his children. Note: This actor has suggestive and intimate conversations with Roy/Mark/Pete/Bobby Jeremy that are considered non-consensual intimacy. This role also includes a stylized depiction of suicide.
Helen (47, she/her, Mezzo-Soprano, A3-E5) – Alison’s mother. Quietly frustrated by her marriage and turns to music as an outlet. Helen tries to hold the family together, wilfully ignoring her husband’s unfaithful acts.
Christian (10, he/him, any range) – Alison’s older brother, though he only appears in the show as a child. (This character is a child and thus the actor will be able to sing in whatever octave they are most comfortable. Actors of any voice part are encouraged to audition for this role.)
John (6, he/him, any range) – Alison’s younger brother, though he only appears in the show as a child. (This character is a child and thus the actor will be able to sing in whatever octave they are most comfortable. Actors of any voice part are encouraged to audition for this role.)
Roy/Mark/Pete/Bobby Jeremy (late teens/early 20s, he/him, Tenor, G3-A4) – Roy is a young man Bruce hires to do yard work. Mark is a high school junior. Pete is a mourner visiting the Bechdel funeral home. Bobby Jeremy is the lead singer on a television show in Alison’s imagination. Note: This actor has suggestive and intimate conversations with Bruce that are considered non-consensual intimacy.
Joan (late teens/early 20s, she/her, Alto, G3-G4) – An out and proud lesbian student at Oberlin who helps Medium Alison explore her sexuality and navigate her freshman year. She is blunt, sarcastic, and dry. Alison’s first girlfriend. Note: This actor engages in consensual onstage intimacy with Medium Alison.
*Note on intimacy: Consent and comfort of each actor is our priority, and we are willing to adjust blocking to accommodate your needs.