Orange County Theatre Reviews

Fun Home @ Chance Theater – Review

(All photos by Doug Catiller, True Image Studio)

Written by Alina Mae Wilson 

Fun Home is currently playing at the Chance Theater in Anaheim.  This musical is not without critical acclaim, taking home five Tony Awards (including Best Musical and Best Original Score) when it was on Broadway in 2015.  Contrary to the title, Fun Home is not actually very “fun.”   When I think of fun, I think of lighthearted, easy-going excitement, and this ironically named show is certainly not something I would consider fun.  It is, however, a tear-jerking and spellbinding look into one woman’s innermost thoughts and memories.

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Bootleg Theater and Sophie Blumberg Present “WE’RE GONNA DIE One Night Only Thursday, February 20th, 2020

Taken from the press release:  

“WE’RE GONNA DIE” features a single Singer, accompanied by a full rock bad, as she shares

stories about death, grief and loneliness from her life. These stories range from the mundane to

the tragic, from discovering her first white hair to her father’s sudden and tragic death from

lung cancer as he waited for an experimental treatment. Lee’s songs and stories demystify grief,

creating a community space that provides the solace that we need to get through those

difficult moments.

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