MTC Presents the New England Premier of the Tony-Winning Musical
April 20-May 6
Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays 4pm and 8pm, Sundays at 2pm
at MUSIC THEATRE OF CONNECTICUT
509 Westport Avenue (Route 1) in Norwalk
(Click here for directions)
*This show is intended for ages 14 and up
MTC MainStage presents
Music by Jeanine Tesori
Book & Lyrics by Lisa Kron
Based on the Graphic Novel by Alison Bechdel
About Fun Home
A 5-time Tony® Award winner including the Tony® for Best New Musical, “Fun Home” book and lyrics by Lisa Kron and music by Jeanine Tesori based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel. When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. “Pure musical satisfaction” says the Washington Post, “a beautiful heartbreaker of a musical” says The New York Times. “Fun Home” is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.
Anthony Crouchelli (Roy/Mark/Pete): Broadway/National Tours: Disney"s Tarzan
(Tarzan), The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Huck Finn). New York: Leopold (The
Metropolitan Opera"s Aida), The Battles (Botticelli), A Midsummer Nights
Dream (Demetrius). Regional: Dirty Dancing (Johnny Castle), Ghost (Sam),
Tarzan (Tarzan), Legally Blonde (Warner), The Little Mermaid (Prince Eric),
Spring Awakening (Melchior), Next to Normal (Gabe), Aida (Radames), Carrie
(Tommy), Footloose (Ren), All Shook Up (Chad), Beauty and the Beast
(Gaston). Film/TV: Quantico (ABC), The Good Wife (CBS), Step Up 3!
(Touchstone), Golazo (Tribeca Film Fest). Up next for Anthony is a recurring
role as Jake in Tinderella on Netflix starting 2018!
Amy Griffin (Alison): Broadway, How the Grinch Stole Christmas; Off-Broadway: The English Bride, Mr President, Infertility, Forbidden Broadway, Newsical, Once Upon a Mattress (revival w/Jackie Hoffman). 1st National Tours: Mrs. Mayor in Seussical (w/Cathy Rigby); Grinch. Regional: Fly Me To The Moon (Loretta); Talley’s Folly (Sally); Outside Mullingar (Rosemary); The Learned Ladies (Belise); Sweeney Todd (Beggar Woman); 7!) flights as Peter Pan (Independent Theatre Award). Infinite love to husband and offspring. www.Amy-Griffin.com
Raissa Katona Bennett (Helen): On Broadway, Raissa appeared as Christine Daae in Phantom of the Opera & Chess in Concert. First National Tours: Cats, Parade. Off - Broadway: Water From The Moon (Urban Stages), Devil And The Deep (Theatre East). As a MAC & Bistro Award Winning nightclub performer, she has headlined at Feinstein’s, The Metropolitan Room, The Iridium Jazz Club, the Laurie Beechman Theatre and guest starred at Rose Hall at Lincoln Center, Town Hall, 54 Below, Algonquin’s Oak Room, the Rainbow Room, to name a few. She returns to the Beechman on April 26th & May 3rd, in her cabaret show celebrating the release of her newest CD, Can’t Help Singing – The Music of Jerome Kern. Raissa is thrilled to return to the town she was born in and make her Music Theatre of CT debut! www.raissakatonabennett.com
Caitlyn Kops (Young Allison): is 11 years old and is thrilled to make her MTC debut! Broadway National Tour: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Annie Who/US Cindy Lou). Regional: Wizard of Oz (Munchkin), We Are Monsters (Sunny). Local: Annie (Annie), Addams Family (Wednesday), Music Man (Amaryllis). Love and thanks to my family, friends and MTC for this opportunity!
Megan O’Callaghan (Medium Alison): is thrilled to be back at MTC, having appeared as Carolyn in The Bridges of Madison County earlier this season. Regional: The Music Man (Ensemble) at the Sharon Playhouse; Elephant and Piggie’s “We Are In A Play!” (Piggie) at Playhouse on Park; The Bridges of Madison County at MTC. BA in Musical Theatre from Western Connecticut State University (2017). Love and gratitude to her family, and a huge thanks to the entire MTC team. meganocallaghan.com.
Greg Roderick (Bruce): is thrilled to be returning to MTC after playing Bud in The Bridges of Madison County last fall. Greg appeared on Broadway in the 2008-2010 Lincoln Center production of South Pacific, in the Broadway National Tour of Parade directed Hal Prince and worked with Steve Martin and Edie Brickell in their Old Globe world premier of Bright Star. He has also appeared off-Broadway in the Fringe Festival and at the York Theater, on other national tours, concerts, and other numerous regional theaters including Goodspeed, Papermill, and the Berkshire Theater Festival. Greg is also a film producer (www.ontherocksfilms.com) and film editor. You can find him at www.gregroderick.com, twitter @gregrodericknyc, or instagram @gregroderick
Abigail Root (Joan): is thrilled to be back at MTC, where she was last seen in Gypsy (Agnes/Ensemble). Other credits include Peter Pan Jr. at Downtown Cabaret Theater, and Paper Wedding Ring at the Player’s Theater. Abigail is a two time recipient of the CHSMTA for Outstanding Choreography for her work at Trumbull High School. She is also the Music Director/Choreographer for MTC’s School of Performing Art’s Shrek Jr. and Pinocchio. BFA Music Theater Illinois Wesleyan University.
Ari Frimmer (John): is beyond thrilled to be making his professional debut on the MTC Mainstage. Some of his favorite roles include The Music Man (Winthrop), Willy Wonka (Mike Teavee), and Pinocchio (Pinocchio). Ari would like to thank his MTC family for this opportunity, and his actual family for their love and patience. He is excited to play his brother’s brother!
Jonah Frimmer (Christian): is grateful to be performing is his third MTC Mainstage production. He was last seen here in Gypsy and Evita. Other favorite roles include Mary Poppins (Michael), Shrek (Farquaad), and James and the Giant Peach (James). He would like to thank Kevin for another incredible opportunity and his family for their love and support. He is excited to play his brother’s brother!