Auditions

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Fun Home

Book and Lyrics by Lisa Kron
Music by Jeanine Tesori
Based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel

Directed by Rod Oden
Music Direction by Laurie Klaus
Choreography by Kristin Swilley

AUDITION DATES - Download Calendar
Saturday, September 12, 12pm - YOUTH AUDITIONS
(Small Alison, Christian, John)

Sunday & Monday, September 13 & 14, 7pm - ALL OTHER ROLES
(Alison, Medium Alison, Bruce, Helen, Joan, Roy/Pete/Mary/Bobby Jeremy)

PERFORMANCE DATES
Fridays & Saturday, November 13 - 28 at 7:30pm

SYNOPSIS
Fun Home is the 2015 Tony-award-winning musical adapted by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori from Alison Bechdel’s 2006 graphic memoir of the same name. The story is set in Beech Creek, PA, and concerns Bechdel’s discovery of her own sexuality, her relationship with her gay father, and her attempts to unlock the mysteries surrounding his life. It is told in a series of non-linear flash-back vignettes connected by narration provided by the now-adult Alison. The New York Times called it “A rare beauty, extraordinary and heart-gripping,” and the Chicago Tribune deemed it "Exquisite. An emotional powerhouse."

Note: This performance contains adult content and language. Parents are encouraged to research the content of this musical prior to auditions.

Auditions will be held in-person over three days (Saturday, September 12 for youth only, Sunday and Monday, September 13 & 14 for others), and will consist of a two-part audition process, Vocal and Performance. Pre-selected Sides and Songs, with including backing track, will be provided for all who audition. Performers are encouraged to research the content and material of the show, as well as provided sides and songs before auditioning. Please come dressed in comfortable clothing that allows for ease of movement. Auditions will also be social-distanced, mask-required, and opportunities for the use of Hand-sanitizer and hand-washing will be encouraged and promoted throughout. If you have any questions regarding the safety protocols and the process of auditions, please feel free to reach out to director Rod Oden at rod@leestreet.org.

** - PLEASE EMAIL THE DIRECTOR, ROD ODEN AT rod@leestreet.org TO LET HIM KNOW IF YOU WILL BE PLANNING ON ATTENDING AND ON WHAT AUDITION DAY SO WE MAY PLAN ACCORDINGLY TO ASSIST WITH THE SAFETY AND SOCIAL DISTANCING OF THE AUDITIONS.

ROLES
ALISON – Alison Bechdel in her early 40s. The narrator of this story. Now a self-aware adult, she is able to reflect insightfully on her own life and her relationship with her father before his tragic death. Must be a strong singer who can move seamlessly in vocal quality from speech to song.

MEDIUM ALISON (Playable Age 19) – Alison Bechdel as a freshman at Oberlin college, discovering her sexuality. For an incredibly well-read, hyper-intelligent teenager, her uncertainty about who she is makes her socially awkward at times. Must be a strong singer who can move seamlessly in vocal quality from speech to song. Should be comfortable being on stage in underwear and with intimacy with character Joan.

SMALL ALISON – Alison Bechdel as a child, around 9 years old when we meet her. Precocious and opinionated. On the cusp of finding herself and forming her own views on how a girl her age should behave and dress. Seeking an actress who is confident and intelligent. Must be a strong singer who can move seamlessly in vocal quality from speech to song.

BRUCE – Alison’s father. A high-school English teacher and funeral home director, who spends his spare time on the historic restoration of his home. A complex man struggling with his own sexual identity issues, he has a hot temper as a result of years of repression. He can be caring and attentive to his children but is also quick to anger. Must be a strong singer who can move seamlessly in vocal quality from speech to song. Ability to play some piano a plus.

HELEN - Alison’s mother. Frustrated and exhausted by her tumultuous marriage. She has spent her life trying to be a good mother and wife while turning a blind eye to the irreverent activities of her husband. Must be a strong singer who can move seamlessly in vocal quality from speech to song. Ability to play piano a plus.

JOAN – A student at Oberlin College. She exudes a confident, sexual energy, with a dry sense of humor. Unlike Alison, Joan is very comfortable in her skin and openly identifies as a lesbian. Should be comfortable being on stage in underwear and with intimacy with character Medium Alison. Must be a strong singer who can move seamlessly in vocal quality from speech to song.
CHRISTIAN – Alison’s older brother, around 10 years old when we meet him. As the oldest of the three children he strives to be the leader, but is sometimes overshadowed by Alison’s strong personality. Seeking a singer with a natural sound, good sense of harmony and pitch.

JOHN – Alison’s younger brother, around 6 years old when we meet him. Like most boys his age, he is full of energy with a quirky imagination. Looks up to his siblings. Seeking a singer with a natural sound, good sense of harmony and pitch.

ROY / PETE/ MARK / BOBBY JEREMY – Roy, a young man Bruce hires to do yard work; Pete, a mourner who visits the funeral home; Mark, a high school junior; Bobby Jeremy, the lead singer of a band in Alison’s imagination. Must be a strong singer who can move seamlessly in vocal quality from speech to song.

AUDITION FORM, TENTATIVE REHEARSAL CALENDAR, SIDES, SHEET MUSIC & AUDITION TRACKS CAN BE FOUND HERE!

For specific questions or more information, please contact director Rod Oden at rod@leestreet.org.