Audition: Fun Home
March 30 @ 7pm
March 31 @ 1pm
Callbacks - April 4 @7pm (please note location for callback)
Appointments available at alternative times under extenuating circumstances
Rhinebeck Theatre Society is excited to announce auditons for the 2015 Tony Award winning musical, Fun Home, directed by Dorothy Louongo. Winner of the 2015 Tony award for best musical, this innovative show reinvents the classic coming-of-age story. Based on Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoir of the same title, the musical follows Alison’s memories of her sexual awakening and her father’s suicide.
Location: The CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinbeck
Callback Date & Location: April 4th 7-10pm at the Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center
Performance Dates: June 1 - 24, 2018. Fri & Sat at 8pm, Sun at 3pm.
Seeking: Seeking a cast of 4M & 5W to work as a focused and fearless ensemble. See detailed character descriptions below.
Prepare / Bring: 32 bars from or in the style of the show; accompanist sheet music; your schedule and potential conflicts.
Performers of all races, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, genders, socioeconomic backgrounds, and experience levels are encouraged to audition. In particular, those who identify as LGBTQ are strongly encouraged to audition. Please contact us about accessibility and accommodations.
ALISON – Mezzo-soprano, 35-50; a 43-year-old lesbian cartoonist. Identification or familiarity with the LGBTQ community is an asset.
MEDIUM ALISON – Mezzo-soprano, 18-25; a 19-year-old freshman at Oberlin College
SMALL ALISON – Alto, 8-14; a precocious and creative girl around 9 years old
BRUCE BECHDEL – Baritone, 35-55; Alison’s father, closeted gay man, funeral director, antique home restorer, and high school English teacher. Identification or familiarity with the LGBTQ community is an asset.
HELEN BECHDEL – Mezzo-soprano, 35-55; Alison’s mother, classical pianist, English teacher. She struggles with her marriage after years of ignoring Bruce’s infidelity and ignoring her own desires.
CHRISTIAN BECHDEL – Alto, 9-15; Alison’s older brother, around 10 years old
JOHN BECHDEL – Alto, 7-12; Alison’s younger brother, around 6 years old
ROY/ MARK/ PETE – Tenor, 18-30; three roles tangentially connected to the story. Roy is a young man in a secret relationship with Bruce, who hires him to do yard work. Mark is a high school junior who becomes the object of Bruce’s attention, and Pete is a mourner at a funeral.
JOAN – Alto, 18-27; Alison’s openly-gay peer. An activist.