FUN HOME Sets Records and Adds Performances Through May 20
David Mirvish's presentation of The Musical Stage Company's production of FUN HOME has had its run extended by two weeks. The show will now play until Sunday May 20, 2018 at the CAA Theatre.After playing to ecstatic responses from audiences at five sold-out performances and opening to equally enthusiastic reviews from the critics, it is clear FUN HOMEhas found its home in Toronto. The production has also broken the box-office record for Off-Mirvish presentations, having already sold over $800,000 in tickets. Says David Mirvish: "In the theatre business, you have to listen to your audience, and our audience is telling us loud and clear that FUN HOME is an extraordinary musical. "And we couldn't agree more. The Musical Stage Company production is everything we've wished for. We are extremely proud of the show and are delighted to have the opportunity to bring it to even more people."
Mitchell Marcus, Artistic & Managing Director of The Musical Stage Company, says "It has been overwhelming to watch audiences respond to Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron's masterwork and to the Canadian team who have masterfully brought it to life at the CAA Theatre. It is a privilege to extend the length of time that we can share this story with Toronto audiences thanks to the ongoing partnership and support of David Mirvish."
ABOUT FUN HOMEThis ground-breaking new musical based on Alison Bechdel's best-selling graphic memoir was the winner of 5 Tony® Awards, including 'Best Musical', and has received worldwide critical acclaim for its stunning musical score and heartbreaking storytelling. It also won Best Musical prizes from the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award, Obie Award, Lucille Lortel Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, and Off-Broadway Alliance Award. The story concerns Alison, a 43 year-old lesbian cartoonist, as she struggles to untangle her complex relationship with her deceased father. Moving between past and present, Alison relives an unusual childhood growing up in a funeral home, her sexual awakening and unanswerable questions about her father's secret life. FUN HOME has music by Jeanine Tesori, and book & lyrics by Lisa Kron. It is based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel. ABOUT THE PRODUCTION Directed by Robert McQueen, the Toronto premiere production of FUN HOME has music direction by Reza Jacobs, set design by Camellia Koo, costume design by Alex Amini, lighting design by Rebecca Picherack, sound design by Michael Laird and choreography by Stephanie Graham. FUN HOME's cast is a who's who of Canadian theatre, from its youngest generation to its most esteemed veterans. Evan Buliung stars as Bruce Bechdel, Laura Condlln as Alison, Cynthia Dale as Helen Bechdel, Sara Farb as Medium Alison, Hannah Levinson as Small Alison, Jasper Lincoln as Christian Bechdel, Liam MacDonald as John Bechdel, Eric Morin as Roy (and Mark and Pete and Bobby and Jeremy) and Sabryn Rock as Joan.
Photo credit: Cylla von Tiedemann