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A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum

Thursday Jan 24 @ 7:30pm
Saturday Jan 26 @ 2:00pm

April 6 - May 5
Friday, Saturday @ 8pm
Sunday @ 3 or 7pm

Stephen Sondheim satire at its best, this is a whacky musical tale of a slave who attempts to win his freedom by helping his young master woo the girl next door. That is, if he can keep his story straight! Featuring such songs as “Comedy Tonight” and “Everybody Ought to Have a Maid," this side-splitting show will have you in stitches.

Directed By: Frank Danko
Choreography: Krissy Ormond

Other details:

All Roles Being Auditioned - Several Roles will be split or have an understudy who will perform at least 2 performances.

Self Tape Submissions can be sent to prior to Open Call

Character Breakdown :

Pseudolus - Roman slave, owned by Hero, who seeks to win freedom by helping Hero win the heart of Philia. The name Pseudolus means "Faker".
30-60 yo

• Hero: Young son of Senex who falls in love with the virgin, Philia. 18-25yo

• Philia: (Greek for "love") A virgin in the house of Marcus Lycus, and Hero's love interest. Her name is also a homophone of the Latin word "Filia," which means daughter. 18-25yo

• Hysterium: (Latin for "Hysterical", or "Anxious", the suffix "-um" makes the name neuter, and the character's gender is often mistaken throughout the piece) The chief slave in the house of Senex. 20-60 yo

• Senex: (Latin for "old man") A henpecked, sardonic Roman senator living in a less fashionable suburb of Rome. 40-70 yo

• Domina: (Latin for "mistress") The wife of Senex. A manipulative, shrewish woman who is loathed by even her husband. 40s-60 yo

• Marcus Lycus: A purveyor of courtesans, who operates from the house to the left of Senex. 20-60 yo

• Miles Gloriosus: (Latin for "boastful soldier," the archetype of the braggart soldier in Roman comedies) A captain in the Roman army to whom Marcus Lycus has promised Philia. 30-50s yo

• Erronius: (Latin for "wandering") Senex's elderly neighbor in the house to the right. He has spent the past twenty years searching for his two children, kidnapped in infancy by pirates. 60-90s

Courtesans Ages Can Range 18-40s MUST DANCE

• Gymnasia: (Greek for "Athletic", with the connotation of nakedness) A courtesan from the house of Lycus. Dance Gymnastic Skills Required.

• Tintinabula: (Latin for "Bells") A jingling, bell-wearing courtesan in t house of Lycus. Dance Skills Required.

• Vibrata: (Latin for "Vibrant") A wild, vibrant courtesan in the house
Dance Skills Required.

• Geminae: (Latin for "Twins") Twin courtesans in the house of Lycus. Dance Skills Required.

• Panacea: (Greek for "Cure All") A courtesan in the house of Lycus. Dance Skills Required.

• Proteans (3): High Energy Choristers who play multiple roles (slaves, citizens, soldiers, and eunuchs). **Physical Comedy, Circus, Acrobatic, Dance Skills Desired** 18-30s yo

Audition Requirements:
32 bars of a Comedic, Classic Broadway song
- One Minute Comedic Monologue or Joke
- Schedule Conflicts

** Be Prepared to Move or Show Off Dance/Acrobatic Tricks

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