Fun Home

jbm2
Broadway Star
joined:3/26/11
FUN HOME- previews
Posted: 9/30/13 at 12:04am
Previews of FUN HOME begin tonight. Any going?
Excited to hear about this one....
jbm2
Broadway Star
joined:3/26/11
FUN HOME- previews
Posted: 9/30/13 at 11:18pm
anyone catch this tonight?
macnyc
Broadway Legend
joined:7/26/08
FUN HOME- previews
Posted: 10/1/13 at 11:22am
I'm going tonight (Tuesday), and will try to report back afterward. There's also some feedback on All That Chat.

Updated On: 10/1/13 at 11:22 AM
dave1606
Broadway Star
joined:12/8/07
FUN HOME- previews
Posted: 10/1/13 at 11:27am
Seeing this on Thursday an looking forward to it! Missed it the last time around.
lida rose
Chorus Member
joined:6/5/10
FUN HOME- previews
Posted: 10/1/13 at 01:40pm
i'll be there tonight also! very excited.
mamaleh
Broadway Star
joined:5/11/04
FUN HOME- previews
Posted: 10/1/13 at 03:46pm
I know it's early, but could someone please observe whether the general rush line is getting in to FUN HOME? Thanks!
AC126748
Broadway Legend
joined:7/15/06
FUN HOME- previews
Posted: 10/1/13 at 04:02pm
General rush tickets were offered last night, according to The Public's twitter page.
"You travel alone because other people are only there to remind you how much that hook hurts that we all bit down on. Wait for that one day we can bite free and get back out there in space where we belong, sail back over water, over skies, into space, the hook finally out of our mouths and we wander back out there in space spawning to other planets never to return hurrah to earth and we'll look back and can't even see these lives here anymore. Only the taste of blood to remind us we ever existed. The earth is small. We're gone. We're dead. We're safe." -John Guare, Landscape of the Body
WiCkEDrOcKS
Broadway Legend
joined:6/13/04
FUN HOME- previews
Posted: 10/1/13 at 04:40pm
I snagged a (student) rush ticket today for a performance in a couple of weeks. For any students interested, I'd definitely recommend taking advantage of the fact that the Public's rush allows you to buy tickets in advance. Very excited for this one.
Current Avatar: Tony-winner Idina Menzel, delivering a sucker-punch of an 11:00 number, "Always Starting Over," in IF/THEN.
Frank8
Swing
joined:3/1/09
FUN HOME- previews
Posted: 10/1/13 at 07:02pm
Fear not. It is a really powerful intelligent show based on a comic book! The performances, especially by the young actors, are breath-taking. So great to see Judy Kuhn in any show. Cerveris a rock as always -- that's a good thing! I would recommend to almost anyone as something different and stimulating.
macnyc
Broadway Legend
joined:7/26/08
I loved this show!
Posted: 10/1/13 at 10:38pm
Wow. First off, it's so wonderful to see something so individual, based on someone's personal experience, heartfelt. NOT designed by committee. Not overblown and false. Not Big Fish!

I didn't know what to expect from Fun Home. I had read the book years ago. This is a wonderful production. I loved everything about it. The music is beautiful and haunting. The staging is great, involving constant motion, but done in a very intelligent way. The set is beautiful. And the performances! Amazing, and very unpretentious. The child actors were great, very unaffected. The three actresses who portray the main character ("small," "medium," and adult Alison) all conveyed such emotion. There's not a false note in this show, in my opinion. One of my favorites of 2013! Very, very moving and true.

Plus, an added bonus, Stephen Sondheim was in the lobby! I don't know if he saw Fun Home though. I didn't see him actually in the Newman.




Updated On: 10/1/13 at 10:38 PM
WhizzerMarvin TrinaJasonMendel
Broadway Legend
joined:5/26/05
I loved this show!
Posted: 10/1/13 at 10:43pm
Great to hear mac! I loved this last year in the lab and can't wait to go back on Thursday.

Marie: Don't be in such a hurry about that pretty little chippy in Frisco. Tony: Eh, she's a no chip!
mamaleh
Broadway Star
joined:5/11/04
I loved this show!
Posted: 10/1/13 at 10:48pm
Thanks, AC, I'll have to check the Twitter page.
macnyc
Broadway Legend
joined:7/26/08
I loved this show!
Posted: 10/1/13 at 10:49pm
Whizzer, I will be interested in hearing what you have to say, and what (if anything) has changed from the lab.
RippedMan
Broadway Legend
joined:8/14/05
I loved this show!
Posted: 10/2/13 at 01:26am
I might go for this tomorrow or Thursday! I'm excited she's back to her "Caroline or Change" roots.
EricMontreal22
Broadway Legend
joined:10/31/11
I loved this show!
Posted: 10/2/13 at 01:27am
Can't wait to read more about this and hopefully hear/see some. I always loved the book, but it's interesting timing as I'm a TA for a course right now where the class is studying the book.
After Eight
Broadway Legend
joined:6/5/09
I loved this show!
Posted: 10/2/13 at 07:42am
The elitists will be pulling out all the stops for this one. Critical raves, for sure.

The rest of the poor audience, however, will be in agony.
Owen22
Broadway Legend
joined:2/24/11
I loved this show!
Posted: 10/2/13 at 08:05am
Does the Public still have Quick Tix or is it only student rush?
indytallguy
Featured Actor
joined:7/13/08
"The elitists ... "
Posted: 10/2/13 at 08:35am
@After Eight

Care to expand a bit more on your thinking? I obviously get the basic message, but am wondering what you think will leave a general audience-goer in agony.

Updated On: 10/2/13 at 08:35 AM
After Eight
Broadway Legend
joined:6/5/09
Fun Home
Posted: 10/2/13 at 08:51am
"am wondering what you think will leave a general audience-goer in agony. "

The book and the score.

I wrote about it in its first miserable go-around, but I'm just too lazy to dredge it up. And frankly, I've tried to forget as much as possible about it. Easier said than done, though, for something so painful to endure.
Mattbrain
Broadway Legend
joined:11/23/05
Fun Home
Posted: 10/2/13 at 08:56am
Forget it, indy...it's After Eight.
Butters, go buy World of Warcraft, install it on your computer, and join the online sensation before we all murder you. --Cartman: South Park ATTENTION FANS: I will be played by James Barbour in the upcoming musical, "BroadwayWorld: The Musical."
tazber
Broadway Legend
joined:5/10/05
Fun Home
Posted: 10/2/13 at 09:29am
Is the score more Violet or Caroline or Change?
....but the world goes 'round
WhizzerMarvin TrinaJasonMendel
Broadway Legend
joined:5/26/05
Fun Home
Posted: 10/2/13 at 09:53am
I would say the score has a folksy quality more closely related to Violet, but rhythmically it has more in common with Caroline. It's very quirky, but beautiful and hummable.

Definitely more like both Violet and Caroline than Shrek and Millie.
Marie: Don't be in such a hurry about that pretty little chippy in Frisco. Tony: Eh, she's a no chip!
Kad
Broadway Legend
joined:11/5/05
Fun Home
Posted: 10/2/13 at 10:48am
And hopefully this will introduce people to Alison Bechdel's body of work. Whether you see the musical or no, the graphic memoir Fun Home is definitely worth your time.
dreaming
Broadway Legend
joined:4/24/09
Fun Home
Posted: 10/2/13 at 10:55am
As you well know, Kad, I adored this last year, and I'm hoping to get there soon. I have read both of Alison Bechdel's books and love them. She manages to tell her story very well through her drawings. (And I don't usually like graphic novels too much.) I loved the musical and cannot wait to see what it's like in a more fully realized state (this coming from an on-again, off-again Tesori fan-she's very hit or miss with me.)
trentsketch
Broadway Legend
joined:6/25/09
Fun Home
Posted: 10/2/13 at 11:08am
dreaming, how's the adaptation of the graphic novel? I'm also a big fan of the book and I'm curious to see how well the musical represents the book. I am a Tesori fan and could see her suiting this material really well.
dreaming
Broadway Legend
joined:4/24/09
Fun Home
Posted: 10/2/13 at 11:20am
trent-I found it to be very faithful to the original source material. They do a lot of showing and telling (don't want to give away too much). Tesori does very well indeed. (And I don't always like her stuff, so that says a lot.)