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Kentwood Players announces open auditions For FUN HOME

 

February 3, 2022

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 5, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 6 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Call backs will be held on Monday, March 7 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 13 through June 11, 2022 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm and Saturdays 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.

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.

Those auditioning should read the play to 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. No appointments are necessary, but please arrive to 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.

COVID-19 Policy: Everyone ages 12 and over must show proof of vaccination for admittance and is required to properly wear a mask while inside the Westchester Playhouse (unless performing or auditioning). Please Note: This policy will be updated and changed as more information develops, with Kentwood Players monitoring all City, State and government procedures and directives.

Free street parking is available on 83rd Street and in the adjoining neighborhood, but not on Hindry Avenue, with left turns restricted on the corner of Hindry and Florence. So please read all traffic and parking signs carefully when you arrive to audition. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the production team at FunHome@kentwoodplayers.org.

For more information about Kentwood Players including their current production and upcoming auditions, please visit the Kentwood Players website at http://www.kentwoodplayers.org. You can also find Kentwood Players information on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

 

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