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Fun Home Poster

Fun Home

Music by Jeanine Tesori
Book and Lyrics by Lisa Kron
Based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel
Directed by Sarah Garton Stanley 


Sponsored by The Asper Foundation



On now until Sun, Dec 01/2019

Tom Hendry Warehouse

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"Funny, profoundly moving and wrenchingly honest...a beautifully told, superbly performed and poignant story of family" – CBC

Based on Alison Bechdel’s bestselling graphic memoir, Fun Home is a riveting musical take on seeing your childhood through an adult lens. Alison, a 43-year-old lesbian cartoonist, journeys through three stages of her life as she unpacks her complex relationship with her father. As she dissects her memories, she finds out they had more in common than she thought.

Running time: Approx. 1 hours, 35 minutes (NO intermission)
Warnings: Strong language, mature content
Production ID: 26874
Start Date: 11/14/2019 3:31:45 PM
End Date: 12/1/2019 3:31:57 PM
Title: Fun Home
Playwright: Music by Jeanine Tesori
Book and Lyrics by Lisa Kron
Based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel
Directed by Sarah Garton Stanley 


Sponsored by The Asper Foundation
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Synopsis:

TICKETS GOING FAST – BUY NOW!

"Funny, profoundly moving and wrenchingly honest...a beautifully told, superbly performed and poignant story of family" – CBC

Based on Alison Bechdel’s bestselling graphic memoir, Fun Home is a riveting musical take on seeing your childhood through an adult lens. Alison, a 43-year-old lesbian cartoonist, journeys through three stages of her life as she unpacks her complex relationship with her father. As she dissects her memories, she finds out they had more in common than she thought.

Running time: Approx. 1 hours, 35 minutes (NO intermission)
Warnings: Strong language, mature content
Facility: Tom Hendry Warehouse
Alternate URL: http://royalmtc.ca/Current-Plays/Fun-Home.aspx
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Display Rotator From: 9/26/2019 1:24:56 PM
Display Rotator To: 12/1/2019 7:00:00 PM

Times & Tickets

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Date Time Availability
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:30 PM Talkback (what's this?) N/A Sold Out
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:30 PM N/A Sold Out
Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:30 PM Fewer Than 10 Seats BUY
Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:30 PM N/A Sold Out
Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:00 PM N/A Sold Out
Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:30 PM Fewer Than 10 Seats BUY
Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:00 PM Fewer Than 10 Seats BUY
Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:30 PM Talkback (what's this?) Fewer Than 10 Seats BUY
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:30 PM N/A Sold Out
Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:00 PM Talkback (what's this?) Limited Seating BUY
Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:30 PM Fewer Than 10 Seats BUY
Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:30 PM Fewer Than 10 Seats BUY
Sat Nov 30, 2019 4:00 PM N/A Sold Out
Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:30 PM Best Seating BUY
Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:00 PM Limited Seating BUY

Actors

Roy / Pete / Mark / Bobby / Jeremy Nelson Bettencourt

Nelson Bettencourt

ROYAL MTC First appearance.

OTHER THEATRE Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, Breaking Up Is Hard to Do, Les Misérables (Rainbow); A Chorus Line, South Pacific (WSO); Sister Act, All Shook Up (Mayfield); A Charlie Brown Double Bill: You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown / A Charlie Brown Christmas (MTYP); Into the Woods (District Theatre Colletive); Spring Awakening, Fresher the Musical (WST); Zanna Don’t (Stage 16).

TRAINING Master of Fine Arts from the Boston Conservatory. Bachelor of Music from the University of Manitoba.

ET CETERA Special thank you to Mom, Dad, Cynthia, Alyssa, Ashley and Mavin for your constant love and support.

Joan Cassandra Consiglio

Cassandra Consiglio

ROYAL MTC Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical (with Arts Club/Citadel).

OTHER THEATRE Disney’s Tangled, Aladdin, Twice Charmed, Believe, Dreams (Disney Cruise Line); West Side Story, Annie, The Little Mermaid, Mary Poppins, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Rainbow); Toopy and Binoo (Koba Entertainment).

TV Channel Zero: Candle Cove (Syfy).

ET CETERA A special thank you to my family and friends for their endless love and support. Enjoy the show!

Small Alison Isabel Haderer

Isabel Haderer

ROYAL MTC Once, A Christmas Carol.

OTHER THEATRE Great Russian Nutcracker (Moscow Ballet); Letting Go (MAP/Scirocco Drama); Letters (Winnipeg Fringe).

FILM Cranks (Ryan McKenna).

TRAINING Ballet/Contemporary/Jazz/Tap (SCD); Ballet/Hip Hop/Jazz/Tap (KLSD); Dance Coach (Rebecca Ward); Acting Coach (Montana Lehmann).

ET CETERA Isabel loves to entertain. She is thrilled and so grateful to have the opportunity to perform again at Royal MTC. Isabel wishes to thank her teachers, coaches, friends and family for helping her pursue her big dreams as well as her Mum Alexis for being the best lady ever. “I wanna put my arms out and fly” – Small Alison.

Medium Alison Mackenzie Kolton

Mackenzie Kolton

ROYAL MTC First appearance.

OTHER THEATRE The Laramie Project, The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later, Quest (Meraki Theatre Productions); The Banana Man (Winnipeg Fringe 2018).

ET CETERA Mackenzie is the Program Coordinator for The Get REAL Movement Manitoba, a 2SLGBTQ+ non profit organization that is dedicated to creating safe and accepting spaces for youth across the province. Mackenzie is honoured to be working on such an important show with messages that closely relate to her own life and work. She thanks her family and friends who have supported and encouraged her throughout this process.

Christian Bechdel Cash Laluk

Cash Laluk

ROYAL MTC First appearance.

OTHER THEATRE Shrek the Musical, Newsies, Billy Elliot The Musical, A Christmas Story, The Lion King Jr., Flat Stanley, Peter Pan Jr., Seussical (Mecca Productions).

TRAINING Dance: Steppin’ Time Dance Company (Monique Roy-Keller, Kristen Yuel, Tamara Hicks, Katey Rogowsky). Musical Theatre: Mecca Productions Performance Troupe (Lisa and Tiana Vasconcelos, Hannah Price). Voice: Clint McLachlan, Katherine MacFarlane, Marla Fontaine.

ET CETERA Cash is very excited to have this opportunity...thank you so much Royal MTC! Hugs to his sisters Arianna, Jules and Annie for their support. Many thanks to his friends and family, especially his grandparents, for helping make this dream come true!

John Bechdel Elliot Ledlow

Elliot Ledlow

ROYAL MTC First appearance.

FILM/TV Christmas Club, In Plain Sight.

ET CETERA Elliot is in grade four at Queenston School. He takes musical theatre (taught by his mom), ballet and jazz at Shelley Shearer School of Dance, Kung Fu taught by his dad, swimming and piano lessons. Elliot loves performing with his mom, Catherine Wreford, and adores being on stage in any and every way! Thank you to his Grammy and Grandad for helping in so many ways that it’s impossible to list.

Bruce Bechdel Carson Nattrass

Carson Nattrass

ROYAL MTC A Christmas Carol (2017, 2005), Billy Elliot the Musical, Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily, The Boys in the Photograph (with Mirvish), Pride and Prejudice, Glengarry Glen Ross, Guys and Dolls (with Citadel/TC), My Fair Lady, Much Ado About Nothing.

OTHER THEATRE Director: Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash, A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline, Footloose (Rainbow Stage); James and the Giant Peach (MTYP); As an actor, Carson has performed in Winnipeg for Prairie Theatre Exchange, Rainbow Stage, Shakespeare in the Ruins, Dry Cold Productions, White Rabbit, Winnipeg Jewish Theatre, Danny Schur Productions, Theatre Projects Manitoba and Manitoba Theatre for Young People. Across Canada: Mirvish, National Arts Centre, London Grand, Belfry, Citadel, Catalyst, Free Will, Theatre Calgary, Ground Zero, Lunchbox, Regina Globe, Persephone, Magnus, Theatre Orangeville, Talk is Free and Festival Antigonish.

FILM/TV The Pinkertons, Aloft, Reasonable Doubt, Mr. Hockey: The Gordie Howe Story, Keep Your Head Up, Kid: The Don Cherry Story, A Bear Named Winnie, Falcon Beach.

TRAINING BFA, University of Alberta, Stratford Festival of Canada.

ET CETERA Carson Nattrass is the Artistic Director of Winnipeg’s Rainbow Stage. Love to my Mom, Sharon and Theodore. carsonnattrass.com

Helen Bechdel Laura Olafson

Laura Olafson

ROYAL MTC The Boys in the Photograph (with Mirvish), Harvey, Amanda Prynne in Private Lives, Nikki Wickstead in The Things We Do For Love, Dyanne in Million Dollar Quartet.

OTHER THEATRE Funny Girl, Falsettos, Intimate Apparel (WJT); Footloose, Joe’s Coat, Mary Poppins, Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, Beauty and the Beast, Guys and Dolls: In Concert, Cinderella (Rainbow); Urinetown, A Man of No Importance (Dry Cold); The Comedy of Errors, Romeo and Juliet (SIR); Iceland (TPM); Into the Woods, Tigers Be Still (District Theatre Collective); The Savannah Disputation (PTE); Skriker (Echo (Beach) Theatre).

TRAINING/TEACHING Laura graduated from Grant MacEwan University’s Theatre Arts program. She also works as an EA in WSD1’s Inclusion Support programs.

ET CETERA Catch Laura in Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) in TPM’s production from Jan 30 – Feb 16 for Royal MTC’s ShakespeareFest. Love and gratitude to my family.

Alison Catherine Wreford

Catherine Wreford

ROYAL MTC Choreographer for The Cottage, A Doll’s House, Heisenberg, It’s a Wonderful Life: The Radio Play. Choreographer/Assistant Director for Million Dollar Quartet.

OTHER THEATRE 42nd Street, Oklahoma! (Broadway); 42nd Street, Annie Get Your Gun (Broadway Tour); West Side Story, The Tempest (Stratford); The Sound of Music, The Music Man, Les Misérables, Shrek The Musical, Mamma Mia!, A Chorus Line, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella (Rainbow); Romeo and Juliet (RWB).

FILM/TV Stand, The Metrosexual, Wrestle Maniac, The Harvest, Pittsburgh, Foodfight, Chloe.

TEACHING Teaches Musical Theatre at Shelley Shearer School of Dance. 

ET CETERA Catherine is so proud and happy to be performing with her son Elliot. In the summer of 2013, she was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer and given two to six years to live. She had an awake craniotomy, radiation and four kinds of chemotherapy. She has dedicated her life to raising awareness, fundraising and doing things that are out of her comfort zone! But most of all she is living and loving her amazing life. Thank you to my son Elliot, my daughter Quinn, and my amazing husband Joel for putting up with all my singing!!

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Artistic Team

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Music Jeanine Tesori

Jeanine Tesori

Jeanine Tesori has written a diverse catalog for Broadway, opera, film and TV. Her Broadway musicals include: Fun Home (2015 Tony Award Winner, Pulitzer finalist); Violet; Caroline, or Change; Shrek the Musical; Thoroughly Modern Millie; Twelfth Night (LCT); John Guare’s A Free Man of Color; Delacorte: Mother Courage starring Meryl Streep. She has five Tony nominations, three Obie Awards and three Drama Desk Awards. She wrote the musical featured in the 2016 revival of Gilmore Girls and has also written special material for artists such as The Girl in 14G for Kristin Chenoweth. Jeanine Tesori was the founding Artistic Director of a concert series at New York City Center called Encores! Off-Center for which she helmed seasons joined by artists such as Stephen Sondheim, Lin Manuel-Miranda, Randy Newman, William Finn, Alan Menken, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Sutton Foster and Jonathan Groff. She took one of those concerts, Sunday in the Park with George starring Jake Gyllenhaal, to Broadway where she co-produced the 2017 revival.

Book and Lyrics Lisa Kron

Lisa Kron

Lisa Kron is a writer and performer whose work has been widely produced in New York, regionally, and internationally. Her plays include Well, 2.5 Minute Ride, and The Ver**zon Play. She wrote the book and lyrics for the musical Fun Home (with music by composer Jeanine Tesori), winner of five 2015 Tony Awards including Best Musical. Lisa and Jeanine were the first all-woman team to ever receive a Tony for best score. As an actor Lisa was most recently seen as Mrs. Mi-Tzu and Mrs. Yang in the Foundry Theater’s acclaimed production of Good Person of Szechuan (Lortel Award, Outstanding Featured Actress). Honors include a Guggenheim fellowship, a Doris Duke Performing Artists Award, and the Cal Arts/Alpert Award. She is a proud founding member of the OBIE- and Bessie-Award-winning collaborative theater company The Five Lesbian Brothers. Lisa currently serves as Secretary of the Dramatists Guild Council and on the boards of the MacDowell Colony and the Lilly Awards.

Director Sarah Garton Stanley

Sarah Garton Stanley

ROYAL MTC Kill Me Now (With NAC).

OTHER THEATRE Director: The Big House (Toronto Fringe); We Keep Coming Back (WJT, English Theatre Berlin, Factory Theatre); Unsafe (Canadian Stage); Out The Window (Luminato and Theatre Centre); Bunny (Stratford and Tarragon Theatre). Upcoming: Sexual Misconduct of the Middle Classes (Tarragon Theatre); carried away on the crest of a wave (Arts Club); Paradise Lost (NAC).

ET CETERA Associate Artistic Director, English Theatre at Canada’s National Arts Centre. Executive Producer and Founding Artistic Director of SpiderWebShow Performance and co-curator of foldA. Creator of The Cycles at the NAC now culminating with Climate Change: Reimagining The Footprint of Canadian Theatre.

Music Director Rachel Cameron

Rachel Cameron

ROYAL MTC Mamma Mia! (MD) (Royal MTC/MBA), Bittergirl: The Musical (MD), Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical (Rehearsal Pianist/Keys 1) and Billy Elliot the Musical (AMD).

OTHER THEATRE Lucky Stiff (Manitoba Dental Association); Chess (Winnipeg Fringe); Shrek The Musical (Children’s Music Supervisor), Sister Act (AMD) (Rainbow); Guys and Dolls (WSO/Rainbow); Falsettos (WJT/Dry Cold); School of Rock (WST); and Songs for a New World (White Rabbit). Upcoming: Billy Elliot the Musical (Globe Theatre).

TRAINING/TEACHING Rachel holds a Theatre and Film degree from the University of Winnipeg and has extensive training in piano, theory, and collaborative musicianship. Rachel works extensively as a vocal coach and accompanist around the city.

ET CETERA Special thanks to Doug, Teresa, Austin and Heidi for their constant support. Enjoy! @rachelcameron_music and rachelccameron.ca.

Set & Costume Designer Amy Keith

Amy Keith

ROYAL MTC Kill Me Now (with NAC).

OTHER THEATRE Once (Segal); The December Man (L’homme de décembre) (NAC); Beatrice and Virgil (Factory); Beethoven Lives Upstairs, The Halloween Tree (Geordie Productions); Alice and the World We Live In, On This Day, Michel et Ti-Jean (Centaur); All Flesh is Green, Love U Lovecraft, Macbeth (The Other Theatre); Measure for Measure, The Taming of the Shrew, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Repercussion Theatre).

FILM/TV Art direction for film and TV.

TEACHING Currently teaching at Concordia University, regularly teaches at the National Theatre School.

ET CETERA A wonderful company with touching stories to tell – thank you for the opportunity, Royal MTC!

Lighting Designer Hugh Conacher

Hugh Conacher

ROYAL MTC The Color Purple (with Citadel), A Doll’s House (Lighting & Video Designer), It’s a Wonderful Life: The Radio Play, Vietgone (Lighting & Video Designer), Heisenberg, The Humans, Outside Mullingar, Kill Me Now (with NAC), Hand to God, Million Dollar Quartet, My Name is Asher Lev (with Segal), Things We Do For Love, Seminar (with Mirvish), The Woman in Black, Cabaret (2015), The Glass Menagerie (2014, 1989/90), Venus in Fur (Lighting & Video Designer), The Penelopiad, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, After Miss Julie, Macbeth (with English Suitcase Theatre Company), Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Beautiful Lake Winnipeg, A Walk in the Woods, Frankenstein: Playing with Fire.

OTHER THEATRE Hugh has collaborated with choreographers, visual artists and dance and theatre companies worldwide for over 35 years. In Winnipeg, his work has been seen with Canada’s RWB, QDance, Gearshifting Performance Works, PTE, TPM and MTYP, to name a few.

ET CETERA Hugh enjoys working beyond the constraints of traditional lighting design using various forms of interactive media, video and photography. His photographic work resides in private collections and has been published worldwide. Hugh is a member of the Associated Designers of Canada and L’Association des professionnels des arts de la scène du Québec www.pellucid.me.

Sound Designer Chris Coyne

Chris Coyne

ROYAL MTC Kill Me Now (with NAC), The Hound of the Baskervilles 2016 (Tour).

OTHER THEATRE Chris has had the pleasure of working with many local and international theatre groups. Credits include Routes 2016/17 Tour (MTYP); The Hound of the Baskervilles Mar. 2015, Little Thing Big Thing Sept. 2015 (PTE); EDEN 2013 (Sarasvàti); Bashir Lazhar Mar. 2013 (TPM); Angels in America 2012, Peristroika 2014 (WJT); Three Sisters 2011 (zone41).

TRAINING Chris is a graduate of the Ontario Institute of Audio Recording Technology.

ET CETERA Chris has been involved in the theatre industry in Winnipeg for many years. Currently working as Royal MTC’s Technical Director at the John Hirsch Mainstage.

Assistant Director Rebekah Jones

Rebekah Jones

ROYAL MTC Actor: Lesley in Billy Elliot the Musical.

OTHER THEATRE Actor: The Wizard of Oz, Mamma Mia! (Rainbow). Apprentice / Assistant Director / Choreographer: A Man of No Importance, The Addams Family, Kiss of the Spider Woman (Dry Cold); Les Misérables, Shrek the Musical (Rainbow); Heathers, Avenue Q (WST).

TRAINING/TEACHING Completed the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School Teacher Training Program (2007) and Rainbow Stage Creative Mentorship Program for Choreography (2016). Currently teaches
at Kickit Dance Studio, StudioWorks and The SPACE.

ET CETERA A very special thank you to the Kingfisher Foundation for their generous support. Also, much love to my family and Troy for their continued support.

Set Design Assistant Darah Miah

Darah Miah

ROYAL MTC Lighting Design Apprentice: The Humans.

OTHER THEATRE Darah is the Lighting Designer and co-founder of Daughter Product who's work The Gentle Art of Punishment has been produced across the globe. She is the Technical Director of the Revolution They Wrote Festival (MainLine Theatre). Recent credits include Lighting Design for The Life and Death of Fred Herko (Rendezvous with Madness Festival, 2019); Set and Lighting Design for No Need for Blue Jeans Here (Tangente, 2019).

TRAINING BFA Theatre Design, Concordia University.

ET CETERA Darah is a designer and visual artist from Winnipeg, currently based in Montreal. Her theatre work revolves around collaborative experimentation and intersectional feminism.

Apprentice Set Designer Kara Pankiw

Kara Pankiw

ROYAL MTC First engagement.

OTHER THEATRE Bar Mitzvah Boy, After Jerusalem (WJT); The Kiss of the Spider Woman (Dry Cold).

TV Burden of Truth.

TRAINING Graduate of University of Winnipeg Theatre and Film (Scenic Design) and University of Manitoba’s Environmental Design Program (Architecture). A member of Associated Designers of Canada.

Stage Manager Ali Fulmyk

Ali Fulmyk

ROYAL MTC Buying The Farm (tour with Magnus Theatre), Morning After Grace, Kill Me Now (with NAC), Seminar (with Mirvish), The Woman in Black, Private Lives, Jane Eyre, Other People’s Money.

OTHER THEATRE Stage Manager: Danny and the Deep Blue Sea (The Keep Theatre); Charlie Brown: A Double Bill (MTYP); Tribes, Another Way Home (WJT); Reefer Madness, American Idiot (WST). Assistant Stage Manager: The Third Colour, Happy Place, Prairie Nurse (PTE); Sister Act (Mayfield Dinner Theatre); Sister Act (Drayton); R&H’s Cinderella, Beauty & The Beast, Shrek: The Musical, Sister Act (Rainbow). 

TRAINING University of Winnipeg Department of Theatre and Film, with a Theatre Honours degree.

ET CETERA Much love to Paul and to Mom and Dad.

Apprentice Stage Manager Zoë Leclerc-Kennedy

Zoë Leclerc-Kennedy

ROYAL MTC Apprentice Stage Manager: Heisenberg, Shakespeare in Love, Sarah Ballenden, Bittergirl: The Musical. Props: Bang Bang, Di and Viv and Rose, Outside Mullingar, Black Coffee, Hand to God, My Name is Asher Lev.

OTHER THEATRE Apprentice Stage Manager: A Charlie Brown Double Bill (MTYP) and Falstaff (MB Opera). Head of Props at Watermark Theatre in PEI, summer 2019; Props Apprentice for the 2018/19 season at the Grand Theatre in London ON; Prop Builder Practicum at the Banff Centre summer 2018; Props Coordinator for Baby Box, Two Indians and The Seduction Theory (Sarasvàti).

TRAINING University of Winnipeg with a BA (Hons), specialization in Theatre Production and Stage Management.

Child Supervisor Liam Naughten

Liam Naughten

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