Tuesday, April 26, 2022

"Fun Home" at the Gateway Theatre is a Hit

We had a great time at the Gateway Theatre last weekend. We saw the award-winning musical "Fun Home." I'll be honest, I had not heard anything about this musical. The story is based on Alison Bechdel's groundbreaking and heartfelt graphic novel and is lovingly adapted to the stage. Alison's story is moving, funny, and at times heartbreaking. You'll find yourself rooting for her as she navigates to adulthood. If you're looking for a thought-provoking, heart-wrenching, and entertaining musical this is a good one to see.

The 42nd Street Moon team did a fabulous job, led by Executive Artistic Director Daniel Thomas. “It is at turns beautiful, powerful, poignant, and sorrowful in its look at family, sexuality, and coming of age; and Jeanine Tesori, who had already proven herself one of Broadway’s most versatile songwriters, gives us the best score of her career," he says.

A groundbreaking musical based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic novel, FUN HOME explores Alison’s life at three different ages, delving into her journey of discovering her sexuality, as well as her relationship with a hot-tempered father, with hidden secrets and desires all his own. 42nd Street Moon is proud to present the Bay Area regional premiere of this five-time Tony Award-winning triumph, a refreshingly honest, wholly original story about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.

FUN TIME runs approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes with no intermission.

42nd Street Moon’s 2021-2022 season will conclude with THE PAJAMA GAME (June 2 – 19, 2022). Single tickets range in price from $35.00 to $76.00 and are available now at 42ndstmoon.org/fun-home.

42nd Street Moon tells universal stories through the production of contemporary and classic musical theatre. Moon celebrates humanity’s common heart and champions characters who sing their truth. By honoring the best of the past and providing an outlet for the voices of the present, Moon commits to a better future through our programming, education, and community outreach.