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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.

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Casting

2 males, 4 females, 2 boys, 1 girl

ALISON – 43 years old, a cartoonist
MEDIUM ALISON – 19 years old, a college freshman
SMALL ALISON – around 9-13 years old
BRUCE BECHDEL – Alison’s father
HELEN BECHDEL – Alison’s mother
CHRISTIAN BECHDEL – Alison’s brother, around 10-12 years old
JOHN BECHDEL – Alison’s brother, around 6-9 years old
ROY – a young man Bruce hires to do yard work (doubles as Mark, a High school student; Pete, a Mourner; and imaginary television character)
JOAN – a college student and imaginary television character

BOBBY JEREMY AND THE SUSAN DEYSimaginary television characters (played by cast)

*All cast members must be able to sing and do basic dance movements.*

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Audition vocal selections

Come to the Fun Home” – Little Alison, John, Christian
Helen, Bruce and Roy” – Roy, Helen, Bruce
Changing My Major” – Medium Alison (stop at measure 69)
Maps” – Big Alison (measure 20 to the end)
Pony Girl” – Bruce
Ring of Keys” – Little Alison
Days” – Helen
Telephone Wire” – Big Alison, Bruce
Edges of the World” – Bruce

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AUDITIONS will be held at the Cape Cod Conservatory across the parking lot at Highfield Theater

Wednesday, Sept. 5: 6:30 (check-in), 7pm auditions
Thursday, Sept 6: 6:30 (check-in), 7pm auditions
Sunday, Sept. 9: 2:30 (check-in), 3pm Callbacks (only those that are asked to come back)

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If anyone would like to audition but can’t make any of these dates, please contact Director, Joan McKenzie-Baird at jbaird953@gmail.com or 774-392-3133 (call or text).  We will try to accommodate you with a different audition time.

 

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