FUN HOME Will Be Performed at UW-Green Bay Next Week
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Theatre & Music programs have come together to produce the Broadway hit musical Fun Home. Running for one weekend only, Fun Home will open Nov. 18, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. with additional performances on November 18, 19 & 20 at 7:30 p.m. Performed by UW-Green Bay students, Fun Home is directed by John Mariano with choreography by Denise Carlson Gardner. The pit band is comprised of UW-Green Bay Music students and is under the musical direction of Courtney Sherman. Fun Home is the second production of UW-Green Bay Theatre and Dance’ 2021-2022 season.In 2015, Fun Home was nominated for 12 Tony Awards, winning five, including best musical. An autobiographical story, Fun Home was adapted from the award-winning 2006 graphic novel of the same name by Alison Bechdel. With music by Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by Lisa Kron, Fun Home is a coming out story as well as a coming-of-age story. In her mid-40s, Alison tells the story of her life through memories of growing up at the Bechdel Funeral Home or “fun home.” Alison explores her relationship with her father, his repressed desires, and the damage and pain caused by family secrets. At the heart of the story is Alison’s sexual development and coming out and the connection with her father’s repression of his own sexuality and his subsequent suicide.