Uptown Players will present the 2015 Tony Award winner of Best Musical, Fun Home, based on Alison Bechdel’s 2006 graphic memoir of the same name. Fun Home will be a continuation of the postponed 2020 Uptown Players season.
Developed by Lisa Kron (book/lyrics) and Jeanine Tesori (score), it is hailed as the first mainstream musical with a lesbian protagonist, and the musical explores themes of family, sexuality, and secrets.
After her father’s sudden death, Alison dives into her past and tells the story of her untraditional family dynamic, with her strict, temperamental father defining a large part of her childhood.
Switching from past to present, the musical presents Alison at three different ages, revealing memories of a uniquely dysfunctional family and their complex relationships within, as Alison navigates her queer identity and discovers her father’s mysteries along the way.
Fun Home was nominated for the Best Musical Theatre Album at the 2016 Grammy Awards, and won five awards at the 2015 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Score.