The most awarded and acclaimed musical of 2015, FUN HOME finally raises its curtains beginning November 10, 2016 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati.
It will mark Lea’s first musical in Manila since she played Grizabella in CATS in 2010. Her last stage appearance in Manila was in Atlantis Productions’ critically acclaimed play GOD OF CARNAGE in 2012. She will be playing Helen Bechdel, Alison’s distant mother is an English teacher and former actress. Eric Kunze, has starred in Broadway productions such as LES MISERABLES, MISS SAIGON, and DAMN YANKEES, among many others. He played Marius opposite Salonga’s Eponine on Broadway, 23 years ago. He will be playing Bruce Bechdel, Alison’s complex father who is a part-time mortician and avid home restorer.
Yanah Laurel plays Joan with Ronan Crisologo, Daniel Drilon and Teddy Velasco alternating as Chrstian. Noel Comia and Albert Silos alternate as John while Laurence Mossman plays Roy/ Pete / Mark and Bobby Jeremy.
When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood 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 a based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir FUN HOME and features music by Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by Lisa Kron. The New York Times calls it, “THE BEST NEW MUSICAL TO OPEN ON BROADWAY.”
Bobby Garcia, who will be directing FUN HOME, says, “Dreams do come true, It is an honor to be able to stage FUN HOME in Manila with this stellar cast It is a ground breaking and trailblazing musical that needs to be seen by audiences all over the world I am thrilled that it will premiere internationally in Manila We hope you will all come and join us at the FUN HOME” Joining Garcia In the Creative Team are Musical Director Ceejay Javier, Vocal Director ManMan Angsico, Choreographer Cecile Martinez, Light Designer, Adam Honore, Set Designer Faust Peneyra, Costume Designer Oz Go, Sound Designer Kevin Heard, Production Designer GA Fallarme and Hair and makeup Design Johann dela Fuente.
The New York producers of FUN HOME issued a statement saying, “We’re thrilled to have the first international production of ‘Fun Home’ confirmed for the Philippines, and how exciting to have Lea Salonga, one of Broadway’s most beloved stars, leading the company.”
FUN HOME is also brought to you by ABS-CBN, Philippine Daily Inquirer, The Philippine Star, Monster Radio RX 93.1, Retro Radio DCG-FM, Wish 107.5, Mc Graphic Carranz, Royce’, McDonald’s, Makati Diamond Residences, Make Up For Ever, Portfolio Studios, Arlington Memorial Chapels and Crematory, Hit Productions Inc., Mandaue Foam, MVNDO Magazine,DigitaI Ki and David’s Salon.
FUN HOME is recommended for ages 13 and up. Parental Supervision is encouraged. ChiIdren under the age of 7 are not permitted in the theatre.
FUN HOME plays a limited run of 18 shows from November 10 27, 2016 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati. Tickets for FUN HOME are available now at 77cketworld at 891-9999.