2021/2022

AUDITIONS

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The Milburn Stone Theatre at Cecil College, Director William Bryant and Music Director Laura Hannagan present auditions for Fun Home.

 

Please note: this is a non-union, non-paying production. 

 

Audition Dates & Times:

In person auditions will be held Wednesday, January 26th from 7pm to 9:30pm and Thursday, January 27th from 7pm to 9:30pm. Please prepare 32 bars (approximately 1 minute) of a song in the style of the show (but not from the show) that displays acting ability and vocal range. 

 

Online auditions will be accepted until Wednesday, January 26th at 11:59pm. Please fill out the online form where you will also be directed to send in a video submission (YouTube or Vimeo preferred) along with additional information.

 

* To audition please fill out the following form: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=ryRvh99E3UCT1bZDvBilsZreE1iuCxBOqFKD1jK3zh1UQU9HQkVTNFpLWDhENEo3SUlaMkdGNzRCTC4u

(please fill this out if you’re auditioning for both in-person and online!)

 

Note: When auditioning, please list any and all commitments during the rehearsal period – even on days not currently listed as rehearsal days. To the greatest extent possible, the schedule will be built around the cast's availability. No additional conflicts will be accepted two weeks after casting, and no conflicts will be accepted for performance dates or the week before opening.

 

 

Callbacks:

Callbacks will be held Sunday, January 30th at 2pm

  

Audition/Callback Location:

The Milburn Stone Theatre at Cecil College

One Seahawk Drive

North East, MD 21901

Box Office: (410) 287-1037

 

Rehearsal Dates:

Fun Home will begin rehearsals in early February. Rehearsals will be approximately three nights a week. Tech week will be from Sunday, April 24th through Thursday, April 28th. The rehearsal schedule will be based on the availability of the cast and production staff. 

 

 

Performance Dates:

Fun Home runs April 29th, 30th & May 1st 2022, performances are Friday and Saturday night at 8pm and Sunday afternoon at 2pm. There is the possibility of Saturday matinee at 2pm if ticket sales warrant an additional performances. 

  

 

Fun Home character Breakdown:

Please note:  The Milburn Stone Theatre is committed to diversity and inclusion. We encourage performers of all races and ethnicities, gender identities, sexualities, and abilities to audition. all roles will be presented as they were originally written. Ages listed are approximate.

 

Alison (Female, 43)

A graphic novelist doggedly combing through her past, aiming to piece together a truer version of her father’s life than the one she’s hung onto since he died. Range: low E to light belt C sharp.

Bruce (Male, 40s)

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 with a hot temper as a result of years of sexual repression. Range: B to G.

Helen (Female, 40s)

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 activities of her husband. Range: A flat to strong mixed E.

Medium Alison (Female, 19)

Alison Bechdel as a freshman at Oberlin College, discovering her sexuality which is a joyful opening to a wonderful new world for her. Well-read, hyper-intelligent, uncertain about who she is, socially awkward at times. Strong mix-belt to C and effortless mix to E.

Joan (Female, 19)

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. Seeking an actor who is comfortable with some harmony singing. Alto.

Roy/Pete/Mark/Bobby Jeremy (Male, 20s)

One actor plays all 4 of these roles: 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 Small Alison's imagination. Seeking a singer with a strong, clean, 70s pop sound to a B.

Small Alison (Female, 9-12)

Alison Bechdel as a child. Observant and opinionated. On the cusp of finding herself and forming her own views on how a person her age should behave and dress. Sings with a natural sound. Range: B to B.

Christian Bechdel (Male, 9-12)

Alison's brother. He strives to be the leader, but is sometimes overshadowed by Alison's strong personality. Seeking a singer (prepubescent) with a natural sound, good sense of harmony, and pitch.

John Bechdel (Male, 6-8)

Small Alison's younger brother. Full of energy with a quirky imagination. Looks up to his siblings. Seeking a singer (prepubescent) with a natural sound, good sense of harmony, and pitch.

 

Plot Summary for Fun Home:

 

FUN HOME

APRIL 29TH, 30TH & MAY 1ST 

Friday and Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm

Music by Jeanine Tesori
Book and Lyrics by Lisa Kron
Based on the Graphic Novel by Alison Bechdel

 

Direction by William Bryant

Music Direction by Laura Hannagan

 

Musical Drama | Recommended for ages 16 and up. 

 

Adapted from Alison Bechdel's groundbreaking graphic novel, Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.
 

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.

 

FUN HOME is the winner of five 2015 Tony® Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score (Jeanine Tesori & Lisa Kron) and Best Book (Lisa Kron) and a Finalist for the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama 

 

“A rare beauty, extraordinary and heart-gripping.” – Ben Brantley, The New York Times

 

“Wondrous… Tesori and Kron’s light touch lets the work soar to sky limits. It shifts remarkably between light and shade, sweet and aching moments, haunting dissonance and perfect harmony.” – The Guardian, 2021

 

“Fun Home is a beautiful, sensitive, insightful, innovative and heartbreaking musical, addressing themes including sexual identity, family, memory, truth and lies, and suicide… The show is ingeniously structured, using a non-linear narrative that moves back and forth in time to amplify the theme of memory and the impact of our parents and family on who we become.” – Limelight, 2021

 
Fun Home Is presented through special arrangement with Concord Theatricals.

 

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For additional information please email the Director of the Milburn Stone Theatre, Daniel Combs at dcombs@cecil.edu