Pictured: Current First National Tour of FUN HOME. Photo by Alessandra Baldacchino.
Theater League, on behalf of the Kansas City Broadway Series, has announced the first National Tour of FUN HOME will make its Kansas City debut at The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, May 30-June 4, 2017.
Winner of the 2015 Tony Award for Best Musical, FUN HOME is based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir and 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.
With 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, FUN HOME made Tony history as Kron and Tesori became the first female writing team to be awarded the Best Score Award.
The first national tour production features Robert Petkoff (Broadway’s RAGTIME, ALL THE WAY, ANYTHING GOES) as Bruce, Susan Moniz (Broadway’s GREASE, Chicago’s Marriott Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater) as Helen and Kate Shindle (Broadway’s LEGALLY BLONDE, CABARET, and Miss America 1998) as Alison.
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).
Tickets for FUN HOME are on sale now and are available online at BroadwayInKC.com, KauffmanCenter.org, at The Kauffman Center box office or by calling 816-994-7222. Group tickets of 10 or more can be ordered by calling 1.866.314.7687.