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Kate Shindle, Jeanine Tesori, and Stars of Fun Home Celebrate Opening Night

The San Francisco engagement, currently in performance, is the first to visit the newly reopened Curran Theatre.

Kate Shindle, Alessandra Baldacchino, Jeanine Tesori, and Alison Bechdel celebrate opening night of Fun Home, directed by Sam Gold, at San Francisco's Curran Theatre.
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The 2015 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Fun Home opened the San Francisco engagement of its national tour last night at the newly reopened Curran Theatre. Cast and crew were on hand to celebrate the occasion. Performances are scheduled to continue at the Curran through February 19 before moving to Los Angeles' Ahmanson Theatre.

Jeanine Tesori, Carole Shorenstein Hays, and Alison Bechdel pose together on opening night.
(© Little Fang Photo)

With book and lyrics by Lisa Kron and music composed by Jeanine Tesori, Fun Home, an adaptation of Alison Bechdel's autobiographical graphic novel, introduces us to Alison at three different ages. These three periods of Alison's life offer revealing memories of her uniquely dysfunctional family — her mother, brothers, and volatile, brilliant, enigmatic father — that connect with her in surprising new ways. Sam Gold directs.

Alessandra Baldacchino shares a hug with her 'Alison' counterpart Kate Shindle.
(© Little Fang Photo)

The lead role of Alison is shared by Kate Shindle as Alison, Abby Corrigan as Middle Alison, and Alessandra Baldacchino and Carly Gold as Young Alison. They are joined by Robert Petkoff (Bruce), Karen Eilbacher (Joan), Rober Hager (Roy, Mark, Pete, Bobby, Jeremy), Lennon Nate Hammond (John), and Pierson Salvador (Christian).

The creative team includes Danny Mefford (choreography), David Zinn (scenic and costume design), Ben Stanton (lighting design), Kai Harada (sound design), and John Clancy (orchestrations).

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