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AUDITIONS FOR

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM

Saturday Dec 7th 10am – 1pm and 2Pm – 5pm
Sunday, Dec 8th 2-5pm
Callbacks Tuesday, Dec 10th  – 6:30
 Director/Choreographer Stephan DeGhleder would like actors to prepare to audition with a musical theatre song, preferably comedic, or something that will show off their voice. They will need sheet music in their key (an accompanist will be provided). They may be asked to read from the script. Please bring a headshot and resume (if available).

Character Breakdown 

MEN 

Pseudolus – Slave who wants his freedom. Lead comic. Baritone.

Senex – Age: 45 to 70, Vocal Range: B2 – G4
An old man and father to Hero and husband to Domina. 

Hero – Age: 20 to 30, Vocal Range: B2 – G4
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.

Hysterium – Age: 30 to 55, Vocal Range: D4 – G5
The chief slave in the House of Senex. Believes he is in control, but is actually Pseudolus’ puppet to carry out his schemes.Physical comedy. Anxious, conservative, loyal. He desperately wants everything to be in order.

Erronius – Age: 45 to 70, Vocal Range: B2 – G4 An old man, searching for his lost children.

Miles Gloriosus – Age: 25 to 35, Vocal Range: B3 – F5
The archetype of the braggart soldier. A captain in the Roman army to whom Marcus Lycus has promised Philia. Commanding, boastful, manly and strong. 

Lycus – Age: 40 and above. Vocal Range: A3 – F5
The owner of the house of Courtesans. Always out to make a profit, but also wants to provide good on what his business offers.

Proteans.  Three young men to do the roles of thirty: soldiers citizens, servants, all purpose utilitarian performers who can sing and do physical comedy.

WOMEN

Domina – Age: 40 to 50, Vocal Range: B3 – F5
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. 

Philia – Age: 18 to 21, Vocal Range: B3 – G5
A virgin in the House of Lycus . Young, pretty, devoted. An archetypal ingénue, bordering on “cumb blonde”.

Courtesans. Six females who can move well. Any specific dance talents such as moderate acrobatics, belly dancing, oriental, would be helpful.  Their names are Panacea, Gymnasia, Vibrata, Tintinabula, and the Geminae (appear to be twins.)