Overview

Pay Rate: None- community theatre production
Audition Date and Time: Sunday February 3, 2019- 2:00 to 6:00 pm; Tuesday, February 5, 2019- 7:00 to 10:00 pm
Audition Location: 330 W. 202nd Street, Chicago Heights, IL 60411
Contact Person Email: ALeahy@dramagroup.org
Contact Person Name: Andy Leahy - Director

Broadway’s greatest farce is light, fast-paced, witty, irreverent and one of the funniest musicals ever written. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forumtakes comedy back to its roots, combining situations from time-tested, 2000-year-old comedies of Roman playwright, Plautus, with the infectious energy of classic vaudeville.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a nonstop laughfest in which Pseudolus, a crafty slave, struggles to win the hand of a beautiful, but slow-witted, courtesan named Philia for his young master, Hero, in exchange for freedom. The plot twists and turns with cases of mistaken identity, slamming doors and a showgirl or two.

This unforgettable, hysterical musical allows a terrific ensemble of comedic actors to shine – “something for everyone, a comedy tonight!”

Material to Prepare:

Be prepared to read from script. Bring a photo of yourself that we may keep.Bring comfortable clothes and shoes for short dance audition.
Please have 16-32 bars of an uptempo song prepared to sing.

No acapella auditions or singing to recording.

Character Type/Restrictions:

No character in the play is ethnic-specific.
Senex
An old man and father to Hero and husband to Domina.

Male Age – 45 to 70

Vocal range top: G4-bottom: B2

Domina
Senex’s wife. A shrewish woman who dominates others. Must move quickly in chase scene.

Female Age – 40 to 50

Vocal range top: F5-bottom: B3

Hero
The young son of Senex and Domina.  Innocent, privileged, romantic, comic ingénue.

Male Age – 20 to 30

Vocal range top: G4-bottom: B2

Hysterium
The chief slave in the House of Senex. Anxious, conservative, loyal.

Male Age – 30 to 55

Vocal range top: G5-bottom: D4

Pseudolus
A Roman slave. Quick-witted, scheming, childlike spirit. On stage most of the play.

Male Age – 30 to 50

Vocal range top: A4-bottom: A2

Erronius
An old man, searching for his lost children.

Male Age – 45 to 70

Vocal range top: G4-bottom: B2

Miles Gloriosus
The archetype of the braggart soldier.  Commanding, boastful, manly and strong.

Male Age – 25 to 35

Vocal range top: F5-bottom: B3

Lycus
The owner of the house of Courtesans.

Male Age – 30 to ?

Vocal range top: F5-bottom: A3

Philia
Young, pretty, innocent, devoted & not too bright.  An archetypal ingénue.

Female Age – 18 to 21

Vocal range top: G5-bottom: B3

6 Courtesans
Females, able to do burlesque-style movement/dance.  All are named and have distinct characters.

Age:18 to ?

3 Proteans

Males, agile, tumblers a plus, able to work as a team. Very active throughout the show

Age: 18-30

 

To apply for this job email your details to LHart1013@gmail.com