May 25, 2022

FUN HOME at TheaterWorks Hartford: Children’s Auditions!


Calling all young Connecticut actors! TheaterWorks Hartford is excited to announce auditions for the children’s roles in their fall production of Jeanine Tesori & Lisa Kron’s Tony Award-winning musical, “Fun Home.” Auditions will be held BY APPOINTMENT ONLY on Saturday, June 18th from 12:00-4:00pm in the Hoffman Studio at TheaterWorks, 233 Pearl Street, Hartford.


Local non-Equity child actors of all ethnicities and genders within 7-14 years of age, with an unchanged treble singing voice, are encouraged to audition for this professional production.


All auditions are by appointment only, and may be made starting immediately. Please email to arrange for an audition slot.


Interested young actors should prepare a portion of an up-tempo song. Actors can also choose to sing from the score for auditions. Bring a resume, photo, and your legible sheet music – in the proper key. An accompanist will be provided.


Director Rob Ruggiero will be casting for the role of Small Alison, as well as her two brothers: John and Christian. Understudies who can play all three roles will also be cast locally.


SMALL ALISON*: Author Alison Bechdel as a child. Precocious and opinionated, yet struggling to define herself. Age: 8-12 years. (*Local AEA members can audition as well.)


CHRISTIAN: Alison’s brother, he tries to be the leader but is overshadowed by Alison’s strong personality. Must be able to sing harmonies and move well. Age 9-12 years.


JOHN: Alison’s younger brother, he is full of energy with a quirky imagination. Must be able to sing harmonies and move well. Age 7-9 years.


Schedule: Rehearsals begin September 13th, 2022. Tech rehearsals begin September 30th and performances run October 8th through 30th.


A Note about the Show: “Fun Home” is a masterful, Tony Award-winning musical that deals with universal themes of childhood, identity, and family – but also includes adult language and subject matter. For caregivers unfamiliar with the show, scripts may be borrowed for perusal between the audition & callback stage.


COVID Policy: TheaterWorks Hartford produces under the Actors’ Equity guidelines of a Fully Vaccinated Workplace. All eligible company members will be required to provide proof of vaccination.