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Spotlight Youth Theatre brings ‘Fun Home’ to life

Posted 9/15/21

Spotlight Youth Theatre will present the Tony-award winning musical “Fun Home” on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 17-Oct. 3, at Spotlight Youth Theatre, 10620 N. 43rd Ave., …

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Spotlight Youth Theatre brings ‘Fun Home’ to life

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Spotlight Youth Theatre will present the Tony-award winning musical “Fun Home” on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 17-Oct. 3, at Spotlight Youth Theatre, 10620 N. 43rd Ave., Glendale.

Showtimes for the three-week production are 7 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays. There will be two matinee showings on Sept. 25 and Oct. 2. At 2 p.m. Tickets cost $16 per person and can be purchased in person at Spotlight Youth Theatre Box Office or online at https://sytaz.org.

Parental guidance recommended due to language and themes.

Based on Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel, the story dives into her past recalling her volatile, brilliant and one-of-a-kind father whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. She relives her unique childhood of playing at the family’s Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father’s hidden desires.

“Fun Home” is an original musical about seeing parents through grown-up eyes. This musical garnered numerous awards and accolades, including the 2015 Tony for Best New Musical.
Books and lyrics are by Lisa Kron and music by Jeanine Tesori.

The cast is:

  • Alyssa Armstrong as Alison Bechdel
  • Olivia Pratt as Helen Bechdel
  • Ava Newton as Small Alison
  • Anand Khalsa as Bruce Bechdel
  • Emma Gass as Medium Alison
  • William Richardson as Christian Bechdel
  • Jaxyn Damasco as John Bechdel
  • Lyda Armistead as Joan
  • Josh Pike as Roy/Mark/Pete/Bobby/Jeremy

The cast of "Fun Home" at Spotlight Youth Theatre in Glendale
The cast of "Fun Home" at Spotlight Youth Theatre in Glendale

For information, call Spotlight Youth Theatre at 602-843-8318 or visit styaz.org.

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