A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
~a musical~

Director - June Bayless
Choreographer - Ron Chisholm

Auditions
Monday, April 8th  7pm - 9pm
or
Wednesday, April 10th  7pm - 9pm
at

Matthews Playhouse
Matthews Community Center
100 E. McDowell Street
Matthews, NC  28105

Performances
June 7th - 23rd

Roles for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Note: This is more character information than we usually give out, however, we realize a lot of people are not familiar with this show. Ages, vocal range, and types are all suggestions only. Please do not let this list keep you from auditioning.

We are looking for older teens, college students and adults. For older teens, we will cast teens who look like adults only. NO children or younger teens are needed for this production.

Please prepare 18 measures of a song and bring sheet music. An accompanist will be provided. No a cappella or taped music please.

Character Breakdown


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

 

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: F5

Vocal range bottom: B3

 

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

  

Contact Information: 704-846-8343   contact@matthewsplayhouse.com