Sweeney Todd will return to Denver with 'Fun Home' tour

Robert Petkoff Sweeney Todd

Robert Petkoff, who recently headlined the DCPA Theatre Company’s critically acclaimed production of Sweeney Todd, will return to Denver in January with the first national touring production of the groundbreaking 2015 Tony-winning Best Musical, Fun Home.

The tour will stop at Denver’s Ellie Caulkins Opera House from Jan 10-22, 2017.

Petkoff, also celebrated for his performances in Broadway’s Ragtime, All The Way and Anything Goes, will play the troubled patriarch, Bruce.

Fun HomePetkoff, who was nominated for a Colorado Theatre Guild Henry Award for his performance in Sweeney Todd, also played Colonel Brandon in the DCPA’s 2013 world premiere of Sense & Sensibility. Before that, he played the knife-wielding Achilles in the DCPA’s Tantalus back in 2000. That was a massive, 10-play co-production between the DCPA Theatre Company and the Royal Shakespeare Company that is billed to this day as the largest undertaking in theatre history.

“I was aware of the possibility of doing Fun Home when I was finishing the run of Sweeney Todd at the Denver Center and was quite pleased with the prospect of returning to Denver,” Petkoff said from Paris in an exclusive interview with the DCPA NewsCenter. “I really love the city and have had such great theatrical experiences there at the DCPA. I can’t wait to be back in Denver with Fun Home. It’s such a wonderful and moving show.”

Susan Moniz (Broadway’s Grease) will play Helen in Fun Home, and Kate Shindle (Broadway’s Legally Blonde, Cabaret and Miss America 1998) will play Alison. Joining them will be Abby Corrigan As medium Alison, Alessandra Baldacchino (Broadway’s Fun Home) as Small Alison, Karen Eilbacher as Joan, Robert Hager as Roy (and others), Lennon Nate Hammond as John and Pierson Salavdor as Christian. At certain performances, Carly Gold will play Small Alison. Additional cast members will include Anthony Fortino, Amanda Naughton, Sofia Trimarchi and Michael Winther.

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Fun Home won raves from critics and audiences alike, winning five 2015 Tony Awards and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. It made history when it became the first show written exclusively by women to win theater’s highest achievement, the Best Musical Tony Award. 

Based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir, Fun Home introduces audiences to Alison at three different ages as she explores and unravels the many mysteries of her childhood that connect with her in surprising new ways. Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.

Robert Petkoff TantalusFun Home features music by Jeanine Tesori, book and lyrics by Lisa Kron and direction by Sam Gold, who won Tony Awards for Best Score, Best Book and Best Direction. Kron and Tesori also made history by becoming the first female writing team to be awarded the Best Score Tony Award.
 

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The Broadway production of Fun Home opened on Broadway on April 19, 2015, and is currently playing at Broadway’s Circle in the Square Theatre through September 10.

Tickets for the Denver engagement start at $30 and are on sale now. Please be advised that the Denver Center for the Performing Arts – denvercenter.org – is the only authorized online ticket provider for the Denver engagement of Fun Home.

Pictured above: Robert Petkoff in the DCPA’s ‘Tantalus.’


Fun Home
: Ticket information

• Jan. 10-22, 2017
•  The Ellie Caulkins Opera House
• Tickets: 303-893-4100 or Tickets: 303-893-4100 or BUY ONLINE
• Groups: Call 303-446-4829
For more information on the production, please visit FunHomeBroadway.com.

Fun Home Broadway. Joan Marcus
The original Broadway cast of ‘Fun Home’ included Sydney Lucas, Colorado native (and Tony-nominated) Beth Malone and Emily Skeggs. Photo Credit Joan Marcus.