Fun Home

Fun Home

Hailed as one of Broadway’s most original musicals and the winner of 5 Tony Awards, Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, funny, and intimate musical about seeing one’s parents through grown-up eyes.


Book & Lyrics by Lisa Kron
Music by Jeanine Tesori
Based on the best-selling graphic novel by Alison Bechdel

Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French

Creative Team


Directed by Kate Carruthers

Kate received her B.A. in Theatre from Washington State University and first set foot on BPA’s stage almost 35 years ago. Kate cherishes the many roles she has played at BPA since then, from backstage crew to actor, member of the board (co-chairing the initial Capital Campaign to build BPA’s playhouse), and Director.

Onstage, Kate has played roles in Grease, Marvin’s Room, Blithe Spirit, The Butler Did It, and You Can’t Take it With You.

Her directing credits at BPA have ranged from the classical (Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing) to comedic (Art; Picasso at the Lapin Agile), dramatic (The Kentucky Cycle, Snow Falling on Cedars, The Grapes of Wrath, Amadeus, Arcadia), and – more recently – to contemporary “dramedies” (The Revolutionists, August: Osage County). Kate’s plays often take deep dives into the human condition, examining history, culture and the importance of family. Several have contemplated art and the nature of artistic genius, as well as quantum physics, and even time travel.  

Kate is excited to expand her directing repertoire this season with Fun Home, her first full musical. A bittersweet personal story of one woman’s fraught relationship with her father, it also tackles universal themes in its exploration of family, loss, and discovery of self. It is by turns insanely funny, sad, and profound. Just Kate’s kind of show!

Musical Direction by Brandon Peck

Brandon is excited to return to BPA after BPA's hit runs of Mamma Mia! and Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Favorite Music Director credits include The Pajama Game (RSP) at the 5th Avenue Theatre, 9 to 5 at Seattle Music Theatre, Murder Ballad with Side Country Theatre, and South Pacific and First Date with Coeur d’Alene Summer theatre. He received a Broadway World Award for Music Direction for his work on Jesus Christ Superstar at SMT and a Gypsy Rose Lee Award nomination for Music Direction on Toxic Avenger with StageRight.

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Choreography by Joanna Hardie

Joanna is always excited to return to BPA, where she has had the great pleasure of directing the hit runs of Xanadu, A Christmas Story, The Little Mermaid, and The Drowsy Chaperone. Her choreography has also been seen at BPA in Little Shop of Horrors, Shrek, The Full Monty, Chicago, The Rocky Horror Show, and A Chorus Line. Joanna’s work has also been seen at ReAct Theatre, Seattle Musical Theatre, Café Nordo, and Second Story Repertory. During the day, Joanna is the Data Operations Manager at the Seattle Rep. She would like to thank the whole BPA family for making this theatre such a magical place to make art.


To be announced

Community Sponsor

The Family of Jack Clements

Media Sponsor

KCTS 9 – Public Television

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Adults - $29.00 USD

Discounted - $24.00 USD

First Saturday "Teen" Tickets: $5 per youth


March 13 – 29, 2020