Theatre

Fun Home

Fun HomeShow: “Fun Home”

Broadway Debut: 2015

Book and Lyrics By: Lisa Kron

Music By: Jeanine Tesori

Based On: “Fun Home” by Alison Bechdel

About: “Fun Home” the music is based on Alison Bechdel’s tragi-comedy memoir written in comic form. She tells the story of her complicated relationship with her father; the funeral home that her family ran; as well as her coming out and living as a Lesbian. The musical is adapted by an all-female writing team, which makes it pass the Bechdel test- ha!

Theatre

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

HedwigShow: “Hedwig and the Angry Inch”

Off-Broadway: 1998

Broadway Debut: 2014

Movie Release: 2001

Book and Lyrics By: Steven Sater

Music and Lyrics By: Stephen Trask

Book By: John Cameron Mitchell

About: An East German songstress find herself in the United States, touring, exploring her gender, sexuality, romance, and the meaning of life.

Theatre

Spring Awakening

static.playbillShow: “Spring Awakening”

Broadway Debut: 2006

Broadway Revival: 2015

Book and Lyrics By: Steven Sater

Music By: Dunkan Sheik

Based On: the play”Spring Awakening” by Frank Wedekind

About: “Spring Awakening” is the coming of age story of students preparing to enter “high school” in 1890 Germany. The main character, Melchior questions the institution, while his friend, Moritz, is struggling to do well in school and not get kicked out. Wendla, discovers that he mother has lied to her about what sex is and isn’t. While Wendla’s friends experience abuse at home. Hanschen and Ernst discover feelings for one another, in a society that says homosexuality is wrong. The show is set to a contemporary rock score that will make you laugh and cry.

Theatre

Bare: A Pop Opera

175px-Bare_a_Pop_Opera_Off_Broadway_PosterShow: “Bare: A Pop Opera”

Off-Broadway Debut: 2004

Book & Music By: Jon Hartmere and Damon Intrabartolo

About: This show spotlights the senior class at St. Cecelia’s Catholic boarding school. The show focuses on roommates, Peter and Jason, who are trying to make sense of their feelings for one another. It also focuses on Ivy, Jason’s girlfriend and Nadia, Jason’s twin sister. As the class prepares to graduate, they prepare to put on a rendition of “Romeo and Juliet”, while dealing with issues such as college, drugs, alcohol, sexuality, the Church, and teen pregnancy. The music is vibrant and contemporary. Bare “touched my “soul” as Ivy says in the show.