2015 TONY AWARD-WINNING BEST MUSICAL “FUN HOME” IS COMING TO THE HISTORIC ORPHEUM THEATRE DEC. 13-18
Groundbreaking musical makes it Minneapolis premiere engagement
TICKETS ON SALE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC: FRIDAY, OCT. 7 AT 10 A.M.
Minneapolis, Minn. (Oct. 5, 2016) —Hennepin Theatre Trust announced that FUN HOME, the groundbreaking and Tony Award-winning Best Musical, will make its Minneapolis premiere as part of the 2016-2017 Bank of America Broadway on Hennepin Season Dec. 13-18 at the historic Orpheum Theatre.
Tickets for the general public go on sale on Friday, Oct. 7 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at the State Theatre Box Office (805 Hennepin Ave. Minneapolis), by calling (800) 982-2787 or by clicking to HennepinTheatreTrust.org. For information and reservations for groups of 10 or more, call (612) 373-5665 or email MinneapolisGroups@broadwayacrossamerica.com.
Performance dates are Tuesday, Dec. 13 through Sunday, Dec. 18 at the Orpheum Theatre, 910 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis. Performance times are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 1 and 6:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $39.00. All pricing includes a Building Restoration Fee of $4.00.
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. It was named to all of the major top 10 lists including The New York Times, Associated Press, New Yorker, Entertainment Weekly, BuzzFeed, The Daily Beast, Chicago Tribune, The Hollywood Reporter and more.
“A RARE BEAUTY THAT PUMPS FRESH AIR INTO BROADWAY.” – Ben Brantley, The New York Times
"THIS SHOW IS BREAKING NEW GROUND. FUN HOME demonstrates how much our world has changed and reflects just how far we’ve come.” – The Wall Street Journal
“EXQUISITE. AN EMOTIONAL POWERHOUSE.” – Chicago Tribune
“A LANDMARK PRODUCTION THAT WILL FOREVER CHANGE WHAT IS POSSIBLE IN MUSICAL THEATRE.” – The Huffington Post
Based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir, FUN HOME introduces us to Alison at three different ages as she explores and unravels the many mysteries of her childhood that connect with her in surprising new ways. A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, FUN HOME is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.
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 was also nominated for 2015 Tony Awards for Best Scenic Design of Musical (David Zinn), Best Lighting Design of a Musical (Ben Stanton) and Best Orchestrations (John Clancy). The creative team also includes Danny Mefford (Choreography), Kai Harada (Sound Design), David Zinn (Costume Design) and Chris Fenwick (Music Direction).
Tony Award-winning director Sam Gold, who staged both the Off Broadway and Broadway productions of FUN HOME, will be restaging the national tour. The Broadway production of FUN HOME opened on Broadway on April 19, 2015 and is currently playing at Broadway’s Circle in the Square Theatre.
ROBERT PETKOFF (Broadway’s Ragtime, All The Way, Anything Goes) will play Bruce, SUSAN MONIZ (Broadway’s Grease, Chicago’s Marriott Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater) will play Helen and KATE SHINDLE (Broadway’s Legally Blonde, Cabaret, and Miss America 1998) will play Alison.
Joining them will be ABBY CORRIGAN as Medium Alison, ALESSANDRA BALDACCHINO (Broadway’s Fun Home) as Small Alison, KAREN EILBACHER as Joan, ROBERT HAGER as Roy, LENNON NATE HAMMOND as John, PIERSON SALAVDOR as Christian, ANTHONY FORTINO, CAROLINE MURRAH, AMANDA NAUGHTON, SOFIA TRIMARCHI and MICHAEL WINTHER. At certain performances, CARLY GOLD will play the role of Small Alison.
The Grammy nominated Original Broadway Cast Recording of FUN HOME is now available on PS Classics, www.psclassics.com.
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