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Friday, February 26, 2016

Auditions: 'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum' at The Strollers




The Strollers announce auditions for their spring musical A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Auditions are
Tuesday, March 1, 7:30 pm
Wednesday, March 2, 7:30 pm
callbacks Saturday, March 5, 1 pm
(other times available by appointment)

All auditions take place at
The Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts
1
0 Durand Road
Maplewood, NJ 07040

Come prepared to sing 16-32 bars from the show (any song), read scenes with other actors, and do some light choreographed movement.

For any questions, email TheMaplewoodStrollers@gmail.com or visit www.thestrollers.org

Performance dates
Friday, May 6, 2016, 8pm
Saturday, May 7, 2016, 8pm
Sunday, May 8, 2016, 2pm

Friday, May 13, 2016, 8pm
Saturday, May 14, 2016, 8pm
Sunday, May 15, 2016, 2pm

Friday, May 20, 2016, 8pm
Saturday, May 21, 2016, 8pm

Rehearsals
Tuesdays, 7:15-9:15pm
Wednesdays, 7:15-9:15pm
Saturdays, 1:30-5:00pm

Character descriptions
Prologus/Pseudolus (male lead; baritone): Must have strong stage presence and comic timing

Hysterium (male comic lead; baritone): High strung, easily excitable, good stage movement

Hero (male romantic lead, 20s-30s; tenor): earnest but naïve; in love with Philia

Philia (female romantic lead, 20-30's; soprano): sweet, innocent; must have good comic timing

Senex (older male, baritone): Roman senator; hen-pecked father of Hero

Domina (older female, mezzo soprano): domineering wife of Senex, overbearing mother of Hero

Marcus Lycus (adult male, baritone): brothel owner and pimp, comically swarmy

Miles Gloriosus (male, bass): captain in Roman army; Hero’s rival for Philia’s affections

Erronius (older male): confused and elderly comic relief

The Courtesans (the wares of the House of Marcus Lycus, any voices)
Gymnasia (“Amazonian” and/or athletic)
Tintinabula (belly dancer)
Vibrata (wild and sexy)
The Geminae (twins, two similar looking actresses)
Panacea (sweet and “giving” courtesan)
The Proteans (3 or more males, any voices, multiple roles)

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