Kentwood Players will hold open auditions for the musical FUN HOME with book and lyrics by Lisa Kron, music by Jeanine Tesori, based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel, on Saturday, March 14, 2020 from 1:00 to 4:00pm and Sunday, March 15 from 6:00 to 9:00pm. Call backs will be held on Monday, March 16 by appointment only. This is a non-equity, non-paid production directed by Kathy Dershimer with musical direction by Cheryl Gaul, and produced by Jenny Boone and Harold Dershimer for Kentwood Players with rights secured from Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.
Performance dates are May 15 through June 20, 2020 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm. Auditions and performances take place at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Westchester, CA 90045, home of the Kentwood Players, one of the longest continuously operating Los Angeles theater groups, now in its 70th year and voted the #1 Live Theater Group on the Westside in 2019 by readers of the Argonaut newspaper.
Winner of Best Musical from New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award, Obie Award, Lucille Lortel Award and also, Outer Cities Circle Award, as well as the 2015 Tony Award for Best Musical, Best Original Score, and Best Book of a Musical, FUN HOME is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes. 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.
Please allow time to sign-in and complete paperwork during scheduled audition times. Please bring a current headshot and resume as well as your calendar as a rehearsal schedule will be posted at auditions and you will be asked to note any conflicts. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the production team at FunHome@kentwoodplayers.org. Those auditioning should become familiar with the characters and music before auditions. Please bring music in the traditional pop musical theater style of the show, but not from the show. We will have sides and an accompanist available at the auditions.
Kentwood Players is committed to diverse, inclusive casting. Performers of all ethnicities, races, gender identities and ages are encouraged to audition. Character
For more information about Kentwood Players including our current production and upcoming auditions, including a cast breakdown of roles, please visit the Kentwood Players website at www.kentwoodplayers.org. You can also find Kentwood Players information on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and You Tube.
To meet the FUN HOME production team and learn more about Kentwood Players, a 70-years old and going strong, all-volunteer community theater group, the public is invited to attend our general membership meetings, which are free and held on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 pm at the Westchester Playhouse, located two blocks west of the San Diego Freeway and two blocks north of Manchester at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Westchester, CA 90045.