Fun Home the musical to be streamed online

Last Updated on 27th April 2020

Fun Home the award-winning musical is to become the latest musical to be streamed online for a two week period in May 2020.

Fun Home musical streaming
Victory Gardens Cast of Fun Home the musical. Photo: Liz Lauren

Fun Home the musical by Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron Based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel is to be streamed online from 12 to 24 May 2020.

The acclaimed production directed by Gary Griffin was presented by Chicago’s Victory Gardens Theatre in 2017.

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.

The company of the Chicago production includes Danni Smith (Alison), Hannah Starr (Medium Alison), Sage Elliott Harper and Stella Rose Hoyt (Small Alison), Rob Lindley (Bruce), McKinley Carter (Helen), with Danielle Davis (Joan), Joe Lino (Roy), Preetish Chakraborty (John Bechdel) and Leo Gonzalez (Christian Bechdeal).

The production team included Doug Peck (musical director), Charlotte Rivard-Hoster (conductor), Yu Shibagaki (sets), Melissa Ng (costumes), Paul Whitaker (lighting), Ray Nardelli (sound), Mealah Heidenreich and Alec Long (props), and Jessica Forella (production stage manager).

Fun Home the musical won 5 Tony Awards in 2015 including Best Musical, was nominated for a Grammy Award. It had its UK premiere at the Young Vic, London in 2018.

To watch Fun Home online will cost $USD 20. It will stream from 12 to 24 May 2020.


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