methacton community theater

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Directed by Deb Schrager

Produced by
Michelle Miller, Loretta Rurode and Kristen Bailey

Audition Dates:July 31, August 1, 2017
Callbacks August 6, 2017 1 PM
        Show Dates: November 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 2017

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 laugh-fest 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!"

       All auditions are by appointment. 
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The Director will be looking for the following roles:

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

Gender: Male

Age: 45 to 70

Vocal range top: B2-G4

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

Vocal range top: B3- F5

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

Vocal range top: B2 -G4

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

Vocal range top: D4-G5

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

Vocal range top: A2-A4

Erronius An old man, searching for his lost children.

Gender: Male

Age: 45 to 70

Vocal range top: B2 - G4

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.

Gender: Male

Age: 25 to 35

Vocal range top: B3- F5

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

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: A3

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

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: B3

Ensemble

Courtesans, Proteans, Soldiers

Audition, Rehearsal and Performance location:

Shannondell Performing Arts Theater
10000 Shannondell Drive
Audubon,  PA 19403



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