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Aug
26
Mon
OPEN AUDITIONS FOR CHILDREN: FUN HOME @ duPont Hall Tickets
Aug 26 – Aug 27 all-day
OPEN AUDITIONS FOR CHILDREN: FUN HOME @ duPont Hall

AUDITIONS
August 26 & 27 at 5:30 pm
duPont Hall on College Avenue at Thornton Street
Registration in duPont 316

Prepare a full song from the musical theatre and bring music in the appropriate key. An accompanist will be provided. No acapella singing or recorded music will be allowed.

Fun Home
music by Jeanine Tesori
book and lyrics by Lisa Kron
based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel

Performances November 7-24
Rehearsals August 30-November 6

The journey to adulthood is a road of peaks and valleys. All of us share the experience of what it means to grow up in an uncertain world, to search and stumble along the way, and to forge our way to a meaningful future. In a refreshingly honest, gorgeously conceived, and exceptionally innovative musical based on Alison Bechdel’s heartbreaking graphic memoir, Fun Home reminds us of the life-affirming joy that comes from facing our fears to become the person we were meant to be.

Fun Home is a sophisticated musical in which Bechdel remembers pivotal moments of her life including the awakening of her sexuality, a challenging relationship with her parents, and the unexpected death of her father. The musical follows closely best-selling memoir of the same name.

CASTING
Small Alison, between 8-10 years old
Small Alison is Alison Bechdel as a child and is strong-willed, opinionated, and determined to forge her own path. Her intelligence, confidence, and insight are apparent as she struggles to discover a vocabulary to define herself. Requires a strong singer who can transition smoothly from speech to song with a range from B to B and the facility to learn and master choreography.

Christian Bechdel, between 10-15 years old
Christian is Alison Bechdel’s older brother, the oldest of the three siblings. He leads his sister and brother and is sometimes in conflict with Small Alison. Requires singing ability with a good sense of harmony and pitch and the facility to learn and master choreography.

John Bechdel, between 6-9 years old
John is Alison’s younger brother. He is filled with energy and imagination and adores his siblings. Requires singing ability with a good sense of harmony and pitch and the facility to learn and master choreography.

Sep
18
Wed
PWYC Preview Performance: The Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield @ Klein Theatre Tickets
Sep 18 @ 7:30 pm
PWYC Preview Performance: The Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield @ Klein Theatre

At UMW Theatre, we are pleased to announce that we will now be introducing Pay-What-You-Can (PWYC) Preview Performances. Every Wednesday, prior to the opening night of our productions, we will open the box office TWO hours before curtain at 5:30 pm to welcome any and all guests to pay any amount at the box office for a ticket to that night’s performance. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and will only be sold at the box office window starting at 5:30 pm on the specified Wednesdays!

A company of actors storms the stage and takes on the Bard of Avon—37 plays and 154 sonnets—in a 97-minute madcap romp through the entire canon (but not the one you studied in English class). Fasten your seatbelts and hang on for dear life as you take one of the wildest and goofiest rides in the theatre. The Bard may be rolling in his grave, but you’ll be rolling in the aisles for The Complete Works of Shakespeare, abridged, revised.

“If you like Shakespeare, you’ll like this show. If you hate Shakespeare, you’ll love this show!”
—The Today Show

“Wildly funny. Masterful!” —The Los Angeles Times

Sep
19
Thu
The Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield @ Klein Theatre Tickets
Sep 19 @ 7:30 pm
The Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield @ Klein Theatre

A company of actors storms the stage and takes on the Bard of Avon—37 plays and 154 sonnets—in a 97-minute madcap romp through the entire canon (but not the one you studied in English class). Fasten your seatbelts and hang on for dear life as you take one of the wildest and goofiest rides in the theatre. The Bard may be rolling in his grave, but you’ll be rolling in the aisles for The Complete Works of Shakespeare, abridged, revised.

“If you like Shakespeare, you’ll like this show. If you hate Shakespeare, you’ll love this show!”
—The Today Show

“Wildly funny. Masterful!” —The Los Angeles Times

Tickets will be made available online, over the phone and in person at the Klein Theatre Box Office starting September 5, 2019. The Klein Theatre Box Office is open Monday – Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm.

Sep
20
Fri
The Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield @ Klein Theatre Tickets
Sep 20 @ 7:30 pm
The Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield @ Klein Theatre

A company of actors storms the stage and takes on the Bard of Avon—37 plays and 154 sonnets—in a 97-minute madcap romp through the entire canon (but not the one you studied in English class). Fasten your seatbelts and hang on for dear life as you take one of the wildest and goofiest rides in the theatre. The Bard may be rolling in his grave, but you’ll be rolling in the aisles for The Complete Works of Shakespeare, abridged, revised.

“If you like Shakespeare, you’ll like this show. If you hate Shakespeare, you’ll love this show!”
—The Today Show

“Wildly funny. Masterful!” —The Los Angeles Times

Tickets will be made available online, over the phone and in person at the Klein Theatre Box Office starting September 5, 2019. The Klein Theatre Box Office is open Monday – Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm.

Sep
21
Sat
The Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield @ Klein Theatre Tickets
Sep 21 @ 7:30 pm
The Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield @ Klein Theatre

A company of actors storms the stage and takes on the Bard of Avon—37 plays and 154 sonnets—in a 97-minute madcap romp through the entire canon (but not the one you studied in English class). Fasten your seatbelts and hang on for dear life as you take one of the wildest and goofiest rides in the theatre. The Bard may be rolling in his grave, but you’ll be rolling in the aisles for The Complete Works of Shakespeare, abridged, revised.

“If you like Shakespeare, you’ll like this show. If you hate Shakespeare, you’ll love this show!”
—The Today Show

“Wildly funny. Masterful!” —The Los Angeles Times

Tickets will be made available online, over the phone and in person at the Klein Theatre Box Office starting September 5, 2019. The Klein Theatre Box Office is open Monday – Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm.

Sep
22
Sun
The Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield @ Klein Theatre Tickets
Sep 22 @ 2:00 pm
The Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield @ Klein Theatre

A company of actors storms the stage and takes on the Bard of Avon—37 plays and 154 sonnets—in a 97-minute madcap romp through the entire canon (but not the one you studied in English class). Fasten your seatbelts and hang on for dear life as you take one of the wildest and goofiest rides in the theatre. The Bard may be rolling in his grave, but you’ll be rolling in the aisles for The Complete Works of Shakespeare, abridged, revised.

“If you like Shakespeare, you’ll like this show. If you hate Shakespeare, you’ll love this show!”
—The Today Show

“Wildly funny. Masterful!” —The Los Angeles Times

Tickets will be made available online, over the phone and in person at the Klein Theatre Box Office starting September 5, 2019. The Klein Theatre Box Office is open Monday – Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm.

Sep
26
Thu
The Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield @ Klein Theatre Tickets
Sep 26 @ 7:30 pm
The Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield @ Klein Theatre

A company of actors storms the stage and takes on the Bard of Avon—37 plays and 154 sonnets—in a 97-minute madcap romp through the entire canon (but not the one you studied in English class). Fasten your seatbelts and hang on for dear life as you take one of the wildest and goofiest rides in the theatre. The Bard may be rolling in his grave, but you’ll be rolling in the aisles for The Complete Works of Shakespeare, abridged, revised.

“If you like Shakespeare, you’ll like this show. If you hate Shakespeare, you’ll love this show!”
—The Today Show

“Wildly funny. Masterful!” —The Los Angeles Times

Tickets will be made available online, over the phone and in person at the Klein Theatre Box Office starting September 5, 2019. The Klein Theatre Box Office is open Monday – Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm.

Sep
27
Fri
The Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield @ Klein Theatre Tickets
Sep 27 @ 7:30 pm
The Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield @ Klein Theatre

A company of actors storms the stage and takes on the Bard of Avon—37 plays and 154 sonnets—in a 97-minute madcap romp through the entire canon (but not the one you studied in English class). Fasten your seatbelts and hang on for dear life as you take one of the wildest and goofiest rides in the theatre. The Bard may be rolling in his grave, but you’ll be rolling in the aisles for The Complete Works of Shakespeare, abridged, revised.

“If you like Shakespeare, you’ll like this show. If you hate Shakespeare, you’ll love this show!”
—The Today Show

“Wildly funny. Masterful!” —The Los Angeles Times

Tickets will be made available online, over the phone and in person at the Klein Theatre Box Office starting September 5, 2019. The Klein Theatre Box Office is open Monday – Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm.

Sep
28
Sat
The Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield @ Klein Theatre Tickets
Sep 28 @ 7:30 pm
The Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield @ Klein Theatre

A company of actors storms the stage and takes on the Bard of Avon—37 plays and 154 sonnets—in a 97-minute madcap romp through the entire canon (but not the one you studied in English class). Fasten your seatbelts and hang on for dear life as you take one of the wildest and goofiest rides in the theatre. The Bard may be rolling in his grave, but you’ll be rolling in the aisles for The Complete Works of Shakespeare, abridged, revised.

“If you like Shakespeare, you’ll like this show. If you hate Shakespeare, you’ll love this show!”
—The Today Show

“Wildly funny. Masterful!” —The Los Angeles Times

Tickets will be made available online, over the phone and in person at the Klein Theatre Box Office starting September 5, 2019. The Klein Theatre Box Office is open Monday – Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm.

Sep
29
Sun
The Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield @ Klein Theatre Tickets
Sep 29 @ 2:00 pm
The Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield @ Klein Theatre

A company of actors storms the stage and takes on the Bard of Avon—37 plays and 154 sonnets—in a 97-minute madcap romp through the entire canon (but not the one you studied in English class). Fasten your seatbelts and hang on for dear life as you take one of the wildest and goofiest rides in the theatre. The Bard may be rolling in his grave, but you’ll be rolling in the aisles for The Complete Works of Shakespeare, abridged, revised.

“If you like Shakespeare, you’ll like this show. If you hate Shakespeare, you’ll love this show!”
—The Today Show

“Wildly funny. Masterful!” —The Los Angeles Times

Tickets will be made available online, over the phone and in person at the Klein Theatre Box Office starting September 5, 2019. The Klein Theatre Box Office is open Monday – Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm.