Fun Home

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Theatre review by Steve Duffy –

Fun Home is the 2015 Tony Award winner for best musical and a pure joy to watch.

The story is adapted from Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel, which is a look into her very personal childhood dealing with her coming to terms with her sexual identity and her repressed gay father.  

Childhood memories can be both beautiful and painful as told by three different Alison’s.   

Adult Alison (Kate Shindle) narrators the story, Small Alison (Carly Gold) gives us an imitate look into the family home, and college-aged Alison (Abby Corrigan) struggles with her coming out and dealing with her parents.  

Each of the Alison’s performances captivate you with their performances. They each draw you into Alison’s personal journey of growing-up, pain, and discovery.  

Robert Petkoff is perfect as Bruce Bechdel. Not only did he have the perfect balance of playing a complex and bullying father, but he also showed a wide range of emotion for his love for his children.     

Susan Moniz as Helen delivers the most stirring and heartfelt number with her performance of “Days and Days,” a song about how she wasted days living in a lie.  

This remarkable musical is a must-see and not to be missed!

Running Time: 90 minutes with no intermission

Fun Home now playing at the Boston Opera House thru October 29th. Tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster 800-982-2787, and by visiting Tickets will also be sold directly at the Boston Opera House Box Office.

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