Auditions for “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” 16 and up
Location: North Beach Maryland
A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
Community Theater looking for actors. Come one come all to our auditions for our Fall production of “A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum!”
Auditions will be held on August 21, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM & from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM & August 22, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
Callbacks will be on August 25, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
- Pseudolus: A Roman slave, owned by Hero, who seeks to win his/her freedom by helping his/her young master win the heart of Philia. His name means “Faker”. While originally written as a male role, it has been performed by female cast as well.
- 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.
- Hero: Young son of Senex who falls in love with the virgin, Philia.
- 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 sister. This foreshadows her status as the sister of Miles Gloriosus.
- Senex: (Latin for “old man”) A henpecked, sardonic Roman senator living in a less fashionable suburb of Rome.
- Domina: (Latin for “mistress”) The wife of Senex. A manipulative, shrewish woman who is loathed by even her husband.
- Marcus Lycus: A purveyor of courtesans, who operates from the house to the left of Senex. (Name based on Lycus, the pimp in Plautus’s Poenulus.)
- 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.
- 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.
- Gymnasia: (Greek for “Athletic”, with the connotation of nakedness) A courtesan from the house of Lycus with whom Pseudolus falls in love.
- Tintinabula: (Latin for “Bells”) A jingling, bell-wearing courtesan in the house of Lycus.
- Vibrata: (Latin for “Vibrant”) A wild, vibrant courtesan in the house of Lycus.
- Geminae: (Latin for “Twins”) Twin courtesans in the house of Lycus.
- Panacea: (Greek for “Cure All”) A courtesan in the house of Lycus. A face that can hold a thousand promises, and a body that stands behind each promise.
- Proteans: Choristers who play multiple roles (slaves, citizens, soldiers, and eunuchs). They accompany Pseudolus in “Comedy Tonight”. On Broadway, three people played all of these roles.
Book by Burt Shevelove & Larry Gelbart
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
What to come prepared for:
Cold readings from the script.
Movement and/or dancing.
What to bring with you:
An audition song (basically just come ready to sing a song, even if it’s Happy Birthday!)
A headshot (if you have one!)
Please come ready to have fun!
**AGES 16 & UP PLEASE**
Production directed by Sid Curl.
More info at http://www.twinbeachplayers.com/funny-thing-happened/
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Payment: Non Paid
City or Location of call: North Beach Maryland
Please submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org by 2016-08-19
This casting notice was posted by: Twin Beach Players