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Cast For "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum"

New Smyrna Beach, FL, United StatesID: 198152Exp: 12/19/2022
Category:Singing
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Auditions for "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum". Looking for actors. Please see the breakdown below. About the project: Show synopsis: 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 Forum takes 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!" Additional info: All auditioners should be prepared to sing an appropriate theater song in the style of the show which best showcases their voice. An accompanist will be provided, sheet music is preferred however tracks may be accommodated. A dance call and cold readings from the script will also be held. Callbacks will be held on Thursday, December 22nd if necessary. Show dates: February 16 - March 5, 2023. (Preview February 15).

Danny Jones

12 roles

Prologus/PseudolusMale30-50 y.o.All ethnicities

Prologus: Introduces the audience to the comedy they are about to see. The same actor portrays Pseudolus: 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. Vocal range top: A4 Vocal range bottom: A2

SenexMale45-70 y.o.All ethnicities

An old man and father to Hero and husband to Domina. Vocal range top: G4 Vocal range bottom: B2

DominaFemale40-50 y.o.All ethnicities

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. Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: B3

HeroMale20-30 y.o.All ethnicities

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. Vocal range top: G4 Vocal range bottom: B2

HysteriumMale40-55 y.o.All ethnicities

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. Vocal range top: G5 Vocal range bottom: D4

ErroniusMale45-70 y.o.All ethnicities

An old man, searching for his lost children. Vocal range top: G4 Vocal range bottom: B2

Miles GloriosusMale25-35 y.o.All ethnicities

The archetype of the braggart soldier. A captain in the Roman army to whom Marcus Lycus has promised Philia. Commanding, boastful, manly and strong. Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: B3

LycusMale40-50 y.o.All ethnicities

The owner of the house of Courtesans. Always out to make a profit, but also wants to provide good on what his business offers. Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: A3

PhiliaFemale18-21 y.o.All ethnicities

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 ingenue. Vocal range top: G5 Vocal range bottom: B3

CourtesansBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Ensemble.

ProteansBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Ensemble.

SoldiersBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Ensemble.