FUN HOME

Critics

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Reviews: 13

Audience

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Reviews: 0

Based on Alison Bechdel's best-selling graphic memoir, “Fun Home” introduces Alison at three different ages in her life, as she explores and unravels the mysteries of her childhood. A refreshingly honest musical, Alison eventually sees her parents through the eyes of a grown-up. Winner of five 2015 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Book, Score and Director of a Musical, “‘Fun Home' is extraordinary, a rare beauty that pumps fresh air into Broadway” (The New York Times).

DATES/TIMES:

Previews February 21 at 8 p.m. Opens February 22 at 8 p.m.
Through April 1, 2017.
Regular Performances (February 23 – April 1):
Tuesday through Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m.;
Sunday at 1 and 6:30 p.m. No Monday performances.
Exceptions: Added 8 p.m. performance on Monday, March 27 and 2 p.m. performance on Thursday, March 30.

TICKET INFO:

Ticket Prices: $25 – $125 (Ticket prices are subject to change.)
Tickets are available online at CenterTheatreGroup.org, by calling Audience Services at (213) 972-4400 or in person at the Center Theatre Group Box Office. Groups: (213) 972-7231. Deaf community: Information and charge, visit CenterTheatreGroup.org/ACCESS.

LOCATION:

Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre
At the Music Center, 135 N. Grand Avenue in Downtown L.A. 90012

Reviews

Eric A Gordon

Leaving the theatre, my companion, knowing I'd be writing a review for People's World, summed it up: “You know what the moral is? Down with the bourgeois family!” Ha! Yes, I reminded him, in the early days of the gay liberation movement, we used to march on Gay Pride Day yelling, “2 – 4 – 6 – 8, down with family, church and state!” Yet, I asked, is the bourgeois family so static? Does it still require that amount of authoritarianism, dysfunctionality and toxicity?

sweet - Eric A Gordon - ...read full review


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As for me, I found the story and the way it was told fascinating.

sweet - Daniel Faigin - CA Highways - ...read full review


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New! Fresh! Original! We toss those kudos around a lot in this business. (It's like calling everyone “darling.”) But “Fun Home” really earns the praise.

sweet - Marilyn Stasio - ...read full review


Elaine L. Mura - LA Splash

Director Sam Gold helms the production with a sure hand, while musical director Micah Young keep the melodies flowing artlessly. David Zinn's scenic and costume design, Ben Stanton's lighting, and Kai Harada's sound are skillful and pleasing to the audience.

sweet - Elaine L. Mura - ...read full review


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Fun Home, a Hauntingly Moving Musical About Sexual Identity and Family, Comes to L.A.

sweet - Bill Raden - ...read full review


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Sam Gold's direction is clearly responsible for this flawless ensemble that seems a family in its own right (and the brilliant coup de théâtre reveal of the funeral home's interior is a testament to both Gold and set designer David Zinn).

sweet - Tony Frankel - ...read full review


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Gold's direction is masterful, both in terms of staging that spans time and place and in drawing out such raw performances from his actors.

sweet - Mayank Keshaviah - ...read full review


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Sam Gold's production arrives in Los Angeles with its strengths intact, thanks to a rock-solid cast.

sweet - Jordan Riefe - ...read full review


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Fun but never frivolous, this musical by Jeanine Tesori (who composed the music) and Lisa Kron (who wrote the book and lyrics) balances music and drama so perfectly that at times they are as indistinguishable as the sea and sky of a distant horizon.

sweet - Charles McNulty - ...read full review


Rob Stevens

Fun Home is a chamber musical with the eight-person band onstage with the performers. Tesori has written a moody score for Kron's lyrics which dissect this family and all its secrets.

sweet - Rob Stevens - Haines His Way - ...read full review


Steven Stanley

Like Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey's Next To Normal (a 2010 Ahmanson hit), Fun Home tackles serious issues with humor and humanity. Not only did it open doors as Broadway's first musical with a lesbian lead character, its capacity to open hearts and minds make its National Tour a must-see, and first and foremost for those most in need of heart-and-mind adjustment.

sweet - Steven Stanley - Stage Scene LA - ...read full review


Don Grigware

Fun Home is about an extraordinary dysfunctional family. It is a musical play that is at once funny and sad, with a musical score by Jeanine Tesori that hits the right mood every time. Don't miss it!

sweet - Don Grigware - BroadwayWorld.com - ...read full review


Erin Conley

Everything about this musical resembles a raw nerve laid bare, daring the viewer to dive right in, for better or for worse. Bechdel's deeply honest story, adapted here with music by Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by Lisa Kron, is remarkably genuine. Her life is an open book presented with no abandon. While many humans have a tendency to sugarcoat the past when reflecting back, Fun Home does no such thing, and Alison presents every deeply painful moment without hesitation.

sweet - Erin Conley - On Stage and Screen - ...read full review


Eric A Gordon

Leaving the theatre, my companion, knowing I'd be writing a review for People's World, summed it up: “You know what the moral is? Down with the bourgeois family!” Ha! Yes, I reminded him, in the early days of the gay liberation movement, we used to march on Gay Pride Day yelling, “2 – 4 – 6 – 8, down with family, church and state!” Yet, I asked, is the bourgeois family so static? Does it still require that amount of authoritarianism, dysfunctionality and toxicity?

sweet - Eric A Gordon - ...read full review


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As for me, I found the story and the way it was told fascinating.

sweet - Daniel Faigin - CA Highways - ...read full review


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New! Fresh! Original! We toss those kudos around a lot in this business. (It's like calling everyone “darling.”) But “Fun Home” really earns the praise.

sweet - Marilyn Stasio - ...read full review


Elaine L. Mura - LA Splash

Director Sam Gold helms the production with a sure hand, while musical director Micah Young keep the melodies flowing artlessly. David Zinn's scenic and costume design, Ben Stanton's lighting, and Kai Harada's sound are skillful and pleasing to the audience.

sweet - Elaine L. Mura - ...read full review


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Fun Home, a Hauntingly Moving Musical About Sexual Identity and Family, Comes to L.A.

sweet - Bill Raden - ...read full review


Avatar

Sam Gold's direction is clearly responsible for this flawless ensemble that seems a family in its own right (and the brilliant coup de théâtre reveal of the funeral home's interior is a testament to both Gold and set designer David Zinn).

sweet - Tony Frankel - ...read full review


Avatar

Gold's direction is masterful, both in terms of staging that spans time and place and in drawing out such raw performances from his actors.

sweet - Mayank Keshaviah - ...read full review


Avatar

Sam Gold's production arrives in Los Angeles with its strengths intact, thanks to a rock-solid cast.

sweet - Jordan Riefe - ...read full review


Avatar

Fun but never frivolous, this musical by Jeanine Tesori (who composed the music) and Lisa Kron (who wrote the book and lyrics) balances music and drama so perfectly that at times they are as indistinguishable as the sea and sky of a distant horizon.

sweet - Charles McNulty - ...read full review


Rob Stevens

Fun Home is a chamber musical with the eight-person band onstage with the performers. Tesori has written a moody score for Kron's lyrics which dissect this family and all its secrets.

sweet - Rob Stevens - Haines His Way - ...read full review


Steven Stanley

Like Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey's Next To Normal (a 2010 Ahmanson hit), Fun Home tackles serious issues with humor and humanity. Not only did it open doors as Broadway's first musical with a lesbian lead character, its capacity to open hearts and minds make its National Tour a must-see, and first and foremost for those most in need of heart-and-mind adjustment.

sweet - Steven Stanley - Stage Scene LA - ...read full review


Don Grigware

Fun Home is about an extraordinary dysfunctional family. It is a musical play that is at once funny and sad, with a musical score by Jeanine Tesori that hits the right mood every time. Don't miss it!

sweet - Don Grigware - BroadwayWorld.com - ...read full review


Erin Conley

Everything about this musical resembles a raw nerve laid bare, daring the viewer to dive right in, for better or for worse. Bechdel's deeply honest story, adapted here with music by Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by Lisa Kron, is remarkably genuine. Her life is an open book presented with no abandon. While many humans have a tendency to sugarcoat the past when reflecting back, Fun Home does no such thing, and Alison presents every deeply painful moment without hesitation.

sweet - Erin Conley - On Stage and Screen - ...read full review