Auditions for FUN HOME
Towle Theater seeks strong male & female actors/singers all ages for its upcoming musical Fun Home by Lisa Kron, Jeanine Tesori & Alison Bechdel. All ethnicities strongly encouraged to audition. Performance Dates are July 14-15, 19-22, 26-29, 2018. All rehearsals and performances will take place at the Towle Theater in Hammond, IN.
Audition Date: Saturday, April 14 from 9:30am-3:00pm
Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL 60657. South side of Belmont, between Lakewood and Racine. Located just a few blocks west of the Belmont Red/Brown/Purple stop also accessible via the #77 Belmont bus.
Callbacks and Local Auditions:
Friday, April 13 at 6pm for young singer actors at the Towle Theater -5205 Hohman Avenue, Hammond, IN 46320. (Appointment Required)
Sunday, April 15 at 12pm at the Towle Theater-5205 Hohman Avenue, Hammond, IN 46320.
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.
Alison: Female, 35+; a 43 year old cartoonist , Lesbian and daughter of Bruce and Helen; mezzo
Medium Alison: Female, 17+; Alison at 19, Oberlin College freshman, comes out while in college; mezzo
Bruce Bechdel: Male, 35+; Alison’s father, High School teacher, owns the Bechdel Funeral Home, closeted gay; baritone.
Helen Bechdel: Female, 35+; Alison’s mother, English teacher and married to Bruce ; mezzo
Joan: Female, 18+; a college student at Oberlin College, Allison's first lesbian encounter; mezzo
Roy/Mark/Pete/Jeremy/Bobby: Male, 18+; plays Roy, a young man Bruce hires to do yard work; Mark, a high school junior; Pete, a mourner; Jeremy/Bobby, other supporting male characters; tenor
Small Alison: Female, 9-15; Alison at 10 years old. Strong vocals and acting ability required.
Christian: Male, 6-12; Alison’s brother. Minimal vocals, strong acting ability required.
John: Male, 6-12; Alison’s brother. Minimal vocals, strong acting ability required.
Rehearsals will begin after early to mid-May.
Performances are July 14-15, 19-22, 26-29, 2018.
Material To Prepare:
Please prepare 32 bars of a contemporary Broadway Song. Have a contrasting piece ready if asked. Song should not be from the show. Sheet music in the correct key. No acapella or taped accompaniment. You may be asked to sing from the score.
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