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Auditions announced for 'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum'

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the ForumGermantown Community Theatre

Germantown Community Theatre in Germantown, Tennessee announces that auditions will be held for the musical, "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum." The auditions will take place at the theatre Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 beginning at 2:30pm, and Sunday, Jan. 12 at 5:30pm. Callbacks as needed will be set for Jan. 13, 2014 at 6:30pm. Germantown Community Theatre is located at 2037 Forest Hill Irene Rd., Germantown, Tennessee 38137

Once the cast has been selected, music rehearsals will begin in late March 2014, with staging rehearsals beginning April 1, 2014. Also, according to a press release by the theatre, rehearsals will likely take place five days per week, 7-10pm, mostly on weeknights.

The following information was provided by Germantown Community Theatre.

"Required:
Audition form (filled out)
Headshot or recent photograph
Resume (Preferred)
30-60 second comedic monologue (memorized does not matter)
Either a 32 bar song of your choice or two 16 bar songs of contrasting styles. May be sung a capella or with our piano accompanist. If using piano accompanist, please be prepared to provide the pianist with a set of sheet music in the correct key.

Needed:
Calling gymnasts, singers, dancers, clowns and actors! No experience necessary. We are seeking a cast of sixteen or more performers, aged 18-55. Please see character breakdown below for more information. Only performers aged 16 and up may audition as show contains some adult humor. Performers should be prepared for a good deal of movement.

Production Runs:
May 16-June 1, 2014; Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:30pm.

Information:
For any other information please email Leigh Eck at edudir@germantowncommunitytheatre.org or call 901-937-3024
www.gctcomeplay.org

ABOUT THE PLAY
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.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN
(FYI The Role of Philia has been cast. All other roles are open).

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. Female, 40-50 yrs old
Range: B3 - F5

ENSEMBLE (3) PROTEANS; SOLDIERS (Male or Females or Mixed)

ERRONIUS - Another old man. Ensemble.

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. Male, 20-30 yrs old
Range: B3 - G5

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. Male, 40-55 yrs old
Range: D4 - G5

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. Male, 40-50 yrs old
Range: A3 - F5

MILES - The archetype of the braggart soldier. A captain in the Roman army to whom Marcus Lycus has promised Philia. Commanding, boastful, manly and strong. Male, 25-35 yrs old
Range: B3 - F5

PHILIA - (Role Has Been Cast) 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. Female, 18-21 yrs old
Range: B3 - 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. Male, 30-50 yrs old
Range: A3 - A5

SENEX – An old man, lecherous. Married to Domina. Male, 40-60 yrs old
Range: A3-A5
*Movement required*

COURTESANS (6) - Various Dancers, Singers and Ensemble Parts (All Female)"

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