Fun Home? As a child I believe home is always fun. At least it was for me. This home, however, has its uniqueness. Is it a museum? Is it a home? Is it a mortuary? In all, it is a fun home with this family's problems.
Do not forget about the "airplane" at the beginning of the musical, because you will be cheerfully connected if you spot the ques near the end.
For me this musical rated up there to "Ordinary Days" that I photographed several years as my first "on-stage" photo shoot. It was so extraordinary, like "Fun Home" is in it's own way. Jeff Casey has done one of his bests, in my book, directing this. It does help to have such a strong cast, as found in the casting.
Go see these artists perform. Let Alison take you through her life as she writes her memoir, her map of her life. Let small Alison help you see into her life as she interacts with her dad and siblings. Let medium Alison find her happiness which she expresses so very well.
The other cast members need equal recognition. Without them this musical at the Towle Theater would not be as special as it is. Each played their part to support the show and to make it real for us. There individual characters are played to their extent to help share concerns or motivations one might have in this scenario. Thank you!