Musical dramedy explores a father’s secret, daughter’s struggles

Fun Home” opens with such plain, prosaic musical numbers it’s initially hard to grasp how the Broadway sensation landed 12 Tony nominations and took home five in 2016. The first 15 minutes seem so light and meaningless. But the mundane quickly proves

to be a grand setup, a trick to make you think this will be another typically average musical. When the action bluntly twists toward tension, “Fun Home” reveals itself as a dramatic masterpiece.

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