Children's Auditions for FUN HOME

Ballyhoo Theatre

About the project and the company

Ballyhoo Theatre Mainstage will be presenting FUN HOME March 3-19, 2023.


About the Show: The winner of five 2015 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Fun Home is a musical adapted by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori from Alison Bechdel’s 2006 graphic memoir of the same name. The story concerns Bechdel’s discovery of her own sexuality, her relationship with her gay father, and her attempts to unlock the mysteries surrounding his life. It is told in a series of non-linear vignettes connected by narration provided by the adult Alison character. Note: Parents are encouraged to research the content of this musical prior to auditions.


Rehearsal space is still being arranged, but will be in the North Seattle/Edmonds areas. Performances are at The Black Box at Edmonds College. Rehearsals run Jan 30-March 2, 2023 (evenings and occasional Saturdays, totaling 4-5 days a week – less for the children). Shows are March 3-19, 2023.


Ballyhoo strives to create a casting process that is welcoming and serves those auditioning as well as the creative team in the full exploration of the material.  All body types, races, ethnicities, and abilities are desired for any available role.  Ballyhoo recognizes that most characters are written as binary (using he/him or she/her pronouns) and we invite GNC, genderqueer, transgender, and nonbinary actors to submit for all roles with which they identify. If you have access needs, please let us know. If there is anything that will help to make you comfortable in our audition room, please ask.

Location of Audition

Edmonds Washington

Audition requirements

Children: Please prepare 32 bars of a song in the style of the show that displays your vocal range. If you have a monologue (under 2 minutes) please bring that, and if not, tell us a joke or short (under 1 minute) story. You may choose to do your initial audition via video if you like, or you can sign up for an in-person slot. Video audition deadline is November 6. In person auditions are November 6 and 7, with in-person callbacks November 13 and/or 14. Please submit a resume (if they have one) and photo (doesn’t have to be a professional headshot), as well as your filled out audition form via email. You may email or visit for audition forms. Note: Parents are encouraged to research the content of this musical prior to auditions.

Character breakdown / Project needs
Small Alison
(actor to play age 9): Precocious and opinionated, figuring out why she doesn’t feel she fits in on how girls are expected to behave and dress. Vocal: B to B
Christian Bechdel
(actor to play age 10/11): Alison’s older brother, but overshadowed by her strong personality. Must be confident singer who can hold harmonies and have a treble voice.
John Bechdel
(actor to play age 6/7): Alison’s younger brother, John is full of energy and looks up to his siblings. Must be confident singer who can hold harmonies.
Additional information
Preferred method of submission


Audition/Interview dates

November 6-14

Pay type


Audition location

Edmonds WA

Pay type

Stipend $150.00-$250.00. (We hope to increase the stipend amount with pending grants.) Stipend $150.00-$250.00. (We hope to increase the stipend amount with pending grants.)

Callbacks or second audition/interview?

November 6-14

Submission instructions

Email for an audition appointment

Union Requirements


Website specific to project

Equity Contract