Interview By Brian Scott Lipton


“Child actors” are not exactly rare in theater, but few young thespians have made such an impressive impression on audiences and critics as Sydney Lucas in the role of “Little Alison” in the musical “Fun Home,” now in previews at Circle in the Square (with an official opening on Sunday, April 19).

The now 11-year-old Lucas originated the role in this autobiographical tuner– the youngest of three women (along with Emily Skeggs and Beth Malone) who play famed lesbian graphic novelist Alison Bechdel – last year at the Public Theater, earning an Obie Award and a slew of other nominations.

Recently, Theater Pizzazz met up with Lucas at New York City’s legendary Serendipity (along with her brother, actor Jake Lucas of “The King and I”), where this unusually poised young lady sipped the eatery’s famed Frozen Hot Chocolate and talked about the show, picking out clothes for opening night, and what it would be like to  win a Tony Award, among other topics.

Photos/Video: Sandi Durell