We are pleased to announce that FUN HOME, the groundbreaking and Tony Award-winning Best Musical, will premiere in Austin this summer in our very own Dell Hall. And make a note (or a clever cartoon to remind yourself), because tickets go on sale THIS Thursday, April 27 at 10am!
FUN HOME was the event of the 2015 Broadway season, receiving raves from critics and audiences alike, winning five 2015 Tony Awards including BEST MUSICAL and making history along the way as the first show written exclusively by women to win theater’s highest achievement. Plus it was named to all of the major top 10 lists including The New York Times, Associate Press, New Yorker, Entertainment Weekly, BuzzFeed, The Daily Beast, Chicago Tribune, The Hollywood Reporter and more.
Based on Alison Bechdel’s 2006 best-selling (super cool) graphic memoir, FUN HOME introduces us to Alison at three different ages revealing memories of her uniquely dysfunctional family—her mother, brothers, and volatile, brilliant, enigmatic father–that connect with her in surprising new ways as she explores and unravels the many mysteries of her childhood and adolescence. A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, FUN HOME is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about the private world of a family and seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.
(There is some adult content in the musical, so it’s recommended for audiences 13 and older!)
FUN HOME features music by Jeanine Tesori, book and lyrics by Lisa Kron and direction by Sam Gold, whose work on this production earned them Tony Awards for Best Score, Best Book and Best Direction. With this win, Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori also made history by becoming the first female writing team to be awarded the Best Score Tony Award.
FUN HOME premieres in Austin at the Long Center August 11 – 13. Welcome to our house on Maple Avenue!