The Encore Musical Theatre Company’s “Fun Home” in final stretch

The Encore Musical Theatre Company’ presentation of “Fun Home” is in its final days at the Dexter theater. The performance runs through Oct. 13, 2019.

Fun Home is directed by Vincent J. Cardinal, choreographed by , and music directed by Tyler Driskill. Fun Home is a musical based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel, with music by Jeanine Tesori, and book and lyrics by Lisa Kron.

As successful cartoonist, Alison Bechdel, works on her upcoming memoir she takes the audience on a journey through two important phases of her life. We find her as a child, struggling to relate to her closeted father, and searching for answers to complex questions. As a budding college student Alison begins to acknowledge her sexuality upon meeting the out-and-proud Joan.


The story follows Small, Medium, and present-day Alison as their journeys weave into an unforgettable, universal story of love, acceptance, grief, and family.

Featuring iconic songs like, “Changing My Major,” “Ring of Keys,” and “Telephone Wire,” you don’t want to miss this ground-breaking story in our intimate setting this autumn.

The Encore’s production stars Sarah B. Stevens (Alison), Grace Allyn (Medium Alison), Joely Englebert (Small Alison), Dan Cooney (Bruce Bechdel), Laura Etnier-Austin (Helen Bechdel), Tyler J. Messinger (Roy/Pete/etc.), Emmanuel Morgan (Christian), Gavin Cooney (John), and Monica Spencer (Joan).

FACT SHEET What: FUN HOME When: September 12th through October 13th, 2019 Venue: The Encore Musical Theatre Company, 3126 Broad St, Dexter MI 48130 Fun Home officially opens Friday, September 13th, 2019 at 7:30pm with a performance followed by an opening night reception. Tickets: Adults – $36, Seniors – $34, Groups of 10 or Children Under 17 – $32 TO PURCHASE TICKETS You can call (734-268-6200) or come into our box office (3126 Broad St, Dexter MI 48130), as well as purchase on our website:

CAST Alison: Sarah B. Stevens Medium Alison: Grace Allyn Small Alison: Joely Engelbert Bruce Bechdel: Dan Cooney Helen Bechdel: Laura Etnier-Austin Roy/Pete/etc: Tyler J. Messinger Christian: Emmanuel Morgan John: Gavin Cooney Joan: Monica Spencer

CREATIVE Director: Vincent J. Cardinal Music Director: Tyler Driskill Choreographer: Reilly Conlon Scenic Designer: Sarah Tanner Lighting Designer: Rob Perry Sound Designer: Will Myers Costume Designer: Sharon Urick Properties Designer: Anne Donevan

PERFORMANCES Thursday, October 3 at 7:30pm Friday, October 4 at 7:30pm Saturday, October 5 at 2:00pm Saturday, October 5 at 7:30pm Sunday, October 6 at 2:00pm Thursday, October 10 at 7:30pm Friday, October 11 at 7:30pm Saturday, October 12 at 2:00pm Saturday, October 12 at 7:30pm Sunday, October 13 at 2:00pm