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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

A musical farce set in ancient Rome. Pseudolus must win his freedom by obtaining the virgin, Philia, for the young man of the house, Hero. Easier said than done! The laughs are nonstop and the songs by Stephen Sondheim sublime. Comedy tonight!

AUDITION DATES:
Sunday, May 23 and Monday, May 24 at 7:00 PM
Come one night only. Please social distance when you enter and wear a mask or shield.


CASTING: 9 LEADS, 7 CHORUS/SUPPORT ROLES
7 WOMEN – AGES 18-55
9 MALES – AGES 18-60

DIVERSE CASTING…ALL ROLES OPEN
EVERYONE SHOULD BRING ONE BROADWAY STYLE SONG TO SING
(8-12 MEASURES) SHOWING BEST VOICE. PROVIDE SHEET MUSIC
OR TRACK.
COLD READINGS FROM SCRIPT

REHEARSALS WILL BE MONDAY, TUESDAY, THURSDAY NIGHTS

SATURDAY DAYS, SUNDAY EARLY EVENINGS (not for everyone and

not all the time until 2 weeks prior to show opening)

Rehearsals begin May 26, 2021 – Cast Read-Through

 

The show runs Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays (7:30 PM) and Sundays (3:00 PM)

from July 22 – August 1, 2021. 

*All actors are required until strike is over on August 1, 2021*

 

Holidays for all: May 28-31; July 4-5.

 

There is some Choreography in the show, but it is mostly movement so you

must be able to at least “move”. LOL

 

CHARACTERS:

 

Prologus

Introduces the audience to the comedy they are about to see. (Same actor who portrays Pseudolus in Act 1 and Senex in Act 2).

Gender: male

Age: 30 to 50

 

Senex

An old man and father to Hero and husband to Domina.

Gender: male

Age: 45 to 70

 

Domina

Senex's wife. A shrewish woman who dominates to the point of answering herself

the questions she asks of others. Loves her husband deep down, but is outwardly controlling, demanding, and manipulative.

Gender: female

Age: 40 to 50

 

Hero

The young son of Senex and Domina. He falls in love with Philia and agrees to give Pseudolus his freedom if he can help Hero woo her. Practical, privileged, romantic.

Gender: male

Age: 20 to 30

 

Hysterium

The chief slave in the House of Senex. Believes he is in control, but is actually Pseudolus' puppet to carry out his schemes. Anxious, conservative, loyal. He desperately wants everything to be in order.

Gender: male

Age: 40 to 55

 

Pseudolus

A Roman slave, owned by Hero, who seeks to win his freedom by helping his young master win the heart of Philia. Quick-witted, scheming, childlike spirit.

Gender: male

Age: 30 to 50

 

Erronius

An old man, searching for his lost children.

Gender: male

Age: 45 to 70

 

Miles Gloriosus

The archetype of the braggart soldier. A captain in the Roman army to whom Marcus Lycus has promised Philia. Commanding, boastful, manly and strong. Muscle type.

Gender: male

Age: 25 to 35

 

Lycus

The owner of the house of Courtesans. Always out to make a profit, but also wants to provide good on what his business offers.

Gender: male

Age: 40 to 50

 

Philia

A virgin in the House of Lycus whom we also find out is Erronius' daughter. She is promised to Miles and vows to give him bodily what he has paid for, but loves Hero and promises he will always have her heart. Young, pretty, devoted. An archetypal ingénue.

Gender: female

Age: 18 to 21

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