Workshop

Saturday, March 21

at the MTS Center for Theatre

Schedule
Meet the Directors
10:00 to 10:30am
Music Workshop
10:30 to 11:00am
Choreography Breakdown
11:00 to 12:00pm
Information for the Event
General
  • Please arrive to your first workshop time at least five minutes early.
  • Bring something to take notes with.
  • Please prepare all audition questions in advance.
Music Workshop
  • Be prepared to sing.
  • Please don’t bring sheet music.
Choreography Breakdown
  • Dress in athletic/dance attire.
  • Please wear closed toed shoes.
  • No flip flops, or sandals.

Auditions

Friday – Sunday,  March 27-29, 2020
Vocal Auditions
By Appointment Only
Friday, March 27
6:00 to 8:00pm
Saturday, March 28
10:00 to 12:00pm
    • Songs should be less than two (2) minutes, preferably in the style of the show
    • Please bring sheet music in a three ring binder
    • A pianist will be provided for all auditions
    • If using recorded music for an audition, please make sure it is an instrumental only
Choreography Audition
Saturday, March 28
2:00 to 3:00pm
  • Dress in clothes you can move in (athletic/dance attire)
  • No open-toed shoes or flip-flops
Callbacks
Sunday, March 29
2:00 to 6:00pm

Auditions and all rehearsals will be held at the MTS Center for Theatre Black Box, 6320-B Domingo Rd NE (east of San Pedro, between Central & Copper).

This show discusses issues of suicide, and sexuality.
Please be sure that you are willing to portray these on stage before auditioning.

About the Show

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.

Character Breakdown

Actors of all ethnicities and races are encouraged to audition.

Alison (Lead): Female, 25-50
in her early 40s. 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.
Vocal range: Alto, belter, low E to light belt C sharp.
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Medium Alison (Supporting): Female, 18-25
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.
Vocal range: Strong mix-belt to C and effortless mix to E.
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Small Alison (Supporting): Female, 9-14
a child, around nine years old. Precocious and opinionated. On the cusp of finding herself and forming her own views on how a girl her age should behave and dress. Vocal range: Natural sound, B to B.
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Bruce Bechdel (Supporting): Male, 25-60
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. He is almost bi polar in his approach throughout the show.
Ability to play some piano a plus. Vocal range: B to a G above middle C.
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Helen Bechdel (Supporting): Female, 25-60
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 that the entire town is starting to murmur about. A strong motherly character that becomes more and more weighted. Vocal range: A flat to strong mixed E.
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Christian Bechdel (Supporting): Male, 10-14
Alison’s older brother, around ten 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. Vocal range: Seeking a singer (pre-pubescent) with a natural sound, good sense of harmony and pitch.
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

John Bechdel (Supporting): Male, 8-12

Roy/Mark/Pete/Bobby Jeremy (Supporting): Male, 18-25

Joan (Supporting): Female, 18-25

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