One of the Hudson Valley's Oldest and Most Highly-esteemed Community Theatre Organizations

​​Michelle Martin
​Jim Hammill
​Ellen Honig
​Kirstin Horn

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Arts Mid-Hudson.

Heidi Johnson
Rick Lange
​Paula Lucas
Norman Shatkin
​Andy Weintraub
​​​Welcome to the online home of the Rhinebeck Theatre Society.​ ​Founded in 1986, RTS offers opportunities for everyone in the Hudson Valley to participate in the excitement of live theatre, both on-stage and backstage.
Russ Austin
​Molly Feibel
​Fred Fishberg
​David Foster


Dorothy Luongo, President                Andy Crispell, Vice President

Paige Segrell, Secretary​       Donna Letteri, Treasurer

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Rhinebeck Theatre Society depends upon the generosity of its members, sponsors and advertisers to support its productions. 

RTS is a non-profit 501-C3 organization. All contributions are fully tax-deductible. 

​​RTS' Mission
Our mission is to entertain, educate, and enrich the Hudson Valley community through the dramatic arts. This mission is accomplished by:
· Increasing local interest in the theater arts
· Providing a creative, safe, productive environment and opportunities for all
· Promoting the performing arts in the community
· Elevating the cultural aspect of Rhinebeck
· Drawing the community closer together with shared endeavors and enjoyment

Auditions: March 31-April 1

Fun Home
By Lisa Kron, Jeanine Tesori, and Alison Bechdel

Winner of the 2015 Tony award for best musical, this innovative show reinvents the classic coming-of-age story. Based on Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoir of the same title, the musical follows Alison’s memories of her sexual awakening and her father’s suicide.

  • Audition Dates & Locations: March 30th 7-11pm, March 31st 1-4pm at The CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, 661 Rt. 308  
  • Callback Date & Location: April 4th 7-10pm at the Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center
  • Appointments available at alternative times under extenuating circumstances
  • Performance Dates: June 1st - 24th (Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays)

What to prepare and bring: 32 bars from or in the style of the show; accompanist sheet music; your schedule and potential conflicts.

Casting for the Following Roles:
ALISON – Mezzo-soprano, 35-50; a 43-year-old lesbian cartoonist. Identification or familiarity with the LGBTQ community is an asset.

MEDIUM ALISON – Mezzo-soprano, 18-25; a 19-year-old freshman at Oberlin College

SMALL ALISON – Alto, 8-14; a precocious and creative girl around 9 years old

BRUCE BECHDEL – Baritone, 35-55; Alison’s father, closeted gay man, funeral director, antique home restorer, and high school English teacher. Identification or familiarity with the LGBTQ community is an asset.

HELEN BECHDEL – Mezzo-soprano, 35-55; Alison’s mother, classical pianist, English teacher. She struggles with her marriage after years of ignoring Bruce’s infidelity and ignoring her own desires. CHRISTIAN BECHDEL – Alto, 9-15; Alison’s older brother, around 10 years old

JOHN BECHDEL – Alto, 7-12; Alison’s younger brother, around 6 years old

ROY/ MARK/ PETE – Tenor, 18-30; three roles tangentially connected to the story. Roy is a young man in a secret relationship with Bruce, who hires him to do yard work. Mark is a high school junior who becomes the object of Bruce’s attention, and Pete is a mourner at a funeral.

JOAN – Alto, 18-27; Alison’s openly-gay peer. An activist.

Questions? Contact director Dorothy Luongo at

Performers of all races, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, genders, socioeconomic backgrounds, and experience levels are encouraged to audition. In particular, those who identify as LGBTQ are strongly encouraged to audition. Please contact us about accessibility and accommodations.