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Davidson Community Players will present ‘Fun Home’

Feb. 2. Davidson Community Players (DCP), Lake Norman’s largest theatre producer, is launching its 2024 Main Stage season with “Fun Home,” the Tony-winning 2015 Broadway musical based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel.

“Fun Home is one of the most beautiful, humane shows to emerge from Broadway in the last decade. It balances challenging content with a storytelling form that is brisk, funny, catchy, and profoundly moving,” said DCP Executive Director Steve Kaliski.


Feb. 22-March 10

Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 pm

Sundays at 2 pm


Tickets range from $18-23 and are available now at davidsoncommunityplayers.org or by calling 704-892-7953.


Fun Home showed how musical theatre can dig deep into the struggles and joys of coming of age. Narrator Alison, a queer woman, recalls her own childhood experiences of discovering her identity, reconciling those memories with the unresolved pain and mystery of her father’s suicide. A closeted gay man himself, he raised an outwardly loving family that nonetheless stumbled when it came to honest connections with one another.


DCP cautions its audiences to carefully weigh the content of the show before purchasing a ticket. Kaliski said said “Fun Home” is rewarding viewing for ages 15 and up. “But folks of all ages should be aware that the musical contains potentially triggering content related to suicide and homophobia as well as allusions to sexual contact between an adult and minor,” Kaliski said.


The cast includes Ashby Blakely, Bart Copeland, Bailey Fischer, Sierra Key. Allison Rhinehardt, Ann Schnabel, and Kel Wright. Rounding out the production team is Chelsea Retalic on costumes and Matthew Primm as music director.

DCP’s new season

Fun Home is the first entry in DCP’s five-show Main Stage Season. The remaining four will be 9 to 5: The Musical, Ripcord, The Humans, and Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, which will play at Cain Center for the Arts in December.