A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
by Bastrop Opera House

Apr. 22

Broadway's greatest farce is light, fast-paced, witty, irreverent and one of the funniest musicals ever written. Sondheim's joyous, musical rop through Rome has desperate lovers, scheming neighbors and secrets behind every toga.


Auditions April 22, 2:00-5:00 pm

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum

 

Prepare one upbeat show tune of a comical nature; cold reading material provided.  

Please send a headshot and resume to chestereitze@gmail.com.  If you can not attend the audition, send your information anyway with a request for an appointment.

Characters:

Prologus

Introduces the audience to the comedy they are about to see. (Same actor who portrays Pseudolus in Act 1 and Senex in Act 2).

Gender: Male

Age: 30 to 50

Vocal range top: A4

Vocal range bottom: A2

Senex

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

Gender: Male

Age: 45 to 70

Vocal range top: G4

Vocal range bottom: B2

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: G4

Vocal range bottom: B2

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: G5

Vocal range bottom: D4

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: A4

Vocal range bottom: A2

Erronius

An old man, searching for his lost children.

Gender: Male

Age: 45 to 70

Vocal range top: G4

Vocal range bottom: B2

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: F5

Vocal range bottom: B3

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

Age:  Various ages