BPA Auditions - Fun Home
Auditions for FUN HOME will be held October 19 and 26 at Bainbridge Performing Arts. Hailed as one of Broadway’s most original musicals and the winner of five Tony Awards, FUN HOME is a refreshingly honest, funny, and intimate musical about seeing one’s parents through grown-up eyes.
March 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, and 29, with a Pay-What-You-Can Preview March 12
January 13 through March 11, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays @ 6:40 – 9:40 p.m. plus Saturdays @ 11:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Rehearsals will be held at both Bainbridge Performing Arts and TPS in Seattle. Cast members will be provided with walk-on ferry passes for rehearsals and performances.
Please prepare a verse and chorus of a contemporary Musical Theatre song (no pop songs please) and a 1-2 minute monologue. An accompanist will be provided but you must bring sheet music – clearly marked and in a three-ring binder. Please – no outside accompanists or acapella singing.
2 Adult Men (ages: 20's & 40's), 4 Adult Women (ages: two college age, two in their 40’s), 1 Girl (age 8-12ish), and 2 Boys (ages 6-13ish)
Directed by Kate Carruthers
Musical Direction by Brandon Peck
Choreography by Joanna Hardie
Auditions are by appointment only.
DETAILED LIST OF CHARACTERS
Roles listed are representative; we are open and excited to consider all actors for all roles, and encourage actors of all races and genders to audition. All roles are open to audition.
ALISON – Alison Bechdel in her early 40s. The narrator of this story. Now a self-aware adult, she is able to reflect insightfully on her own life and her relationship with her father before his tragic death. Must be a strong singer who can move seamlessly in vocal quality from speech to song.
MEDIUM ALISON (Early to mid-20s to play 19) – Alison Bechdel as a freshman at Oberlin college, discovering her sexuality. For an incredibly well-read, hyper-intelligent teenager, her uncertainty about who she is makes her socially awkward at times. Must be a strong singer who can move seamlessly in vocal quality from speech to song. Should be comfortable being on stage in underwear and with kissing and physical contact with character Joan.
SMALL ALISON – Alison Bechdel as a child, around 8 years old when we meet her. Precocious and opinionated. On the cusp of finding herself and forming her own views on how a girl her age should behave and dress. Must be a strong singer who can move seamlessly in vocal quality from speech to song.
BRUCE – 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 repression. He can be caring and attentive to his children but is also quick to anger. Must be a strong singer who can move seamlessly in vocal quality from speech to song. Ability to play some piano a plus.
HELEN – 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 irreverent activities of her husband. Must be a strong singer who can move seamlessly in vocal quality from speech to song. Ability to play piano a plus.
JOAN – A student at Oberlin. 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. Must be comfortable with harmony singing, alto lines. Should be comfortable being on stage in underwear and with kissing and physical contact with character Medium Alison.
CHRISTIAN BECHDEL – Alison’s older brother, around 10 years old when we meet him. As the oldest of the three children he strives to be the leader, but is sometimes overshadowed by Alison’s strong personality. Seeking a singer with a natural sound, good sense of harmony and pitch.
JOHN BECHDEL – Alison’s younger brother, around 6 years old when we meet him. Like most boys his age, he is full of energy with a quirky imagination. Looks up to his siblings. Seeking a singer with a natural sound, good sense of harmony and pitch.
ROY / PETE/ MARK / BOBBY JEREMY – 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 Alison’s imagination. Seeking a singer with a strong, clean 70s pop sound.
Saturday, October 19, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 26, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.