Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Broadway hit 'Fun Home' comes to Orlando for a one-night-only benefit show

Posted By on Tue, Jul 5, 2016 at 12:40 PM

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The Broadway hit musical Fun Home, based on Alison Bechdel's excellent graphic novel of the same name, is coming to Orlando for one night only on July 24. The producers of the Tony award-winning show have put together a concert version with all nine of the onstage company members to benefit victims of the Pulse shootings.

click to enlarge Beth Malone as Alison - PHOTO VIA FUNHOMEBROADWAY.COM
  • photo via FunHomeBroadway.com
  • Beth Malone as Alison
"As the first musical with a lesbian protagonist, we so often hear from audience members at Fun Home that it was the first time they saw themselves represented on a Broadway stage," say producers Kristin Caskey, Mike Isaacson and Barbara Whitman. "We all feel so helpless, but hopefully this will allow us to give back to the LGBT community in this tiny way."

One hundred percent of the net proceeds of this benefit performance will support the future work of Equality Florida and the victims of the Pulse shooting. "Half of the money raised will be distributed directly to victims of their families, and half will support Equality Florida’s work to end discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity," a spokesman for the Dr. Phillips Center said in a statement today.

Fun Home is on the Walt Disney Theater stage of the Dr. Phil at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 24. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 6, and start at $30. Purchase online at drphillipscenter.org, by calling 844-513-2014 or by visiting the box office at 445 S. Magnolia Ave. between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or between noon and 4 p.m. Saturday. 

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