A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (musical)
Presented by Roleystone Theatre Inc.
Director: Mark Thompson
Music Director: Krispin Maesalu
Choreographer: Tess Howieson
When: Auditions on Sunday 6th December 2020, from 10.00 am
Where: Roleystone Scout Hall (Old Station Rd, Karragullen)
Production Dates: March 12, 13, 14, 19, 20 (2021)
 
A funny thing happened on the way to staging A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum in 2020, a global pandemic shut down theatres around the world. But not anymore! It is time once again to sing, dance, laugh and outwit anyone who stands in the way of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum gracing the stage in 2021.
 
THE STORY
‘Forum’ is a hysterical nonstop musical farce in which every character uses quick wit and craft to twist and turn the plot – with mistaken identities, chases, slamming doors, a kick line or two… and more eye-rolling can surely be comfortable to perform in 2 hours onstage!
AUDITIONS
Will be held on Sunday the 6th of December at 10 am in the Roleystone Scout Hall.
The audition will consist of singing, acting and dance/movement audition.
Please make sure to pick a song that best shows off your skills (preferably nothing from the show), wear comfortable clothes to dance in, and practice some fast tongue twisters ready to do some script reading.
To arrange an audition: 
Please email the director at mark.thompson@hotmail.com.au, or show up on the day (best to make a booking so you don’t miss out)
Please note:
1. Rehearsal dates and time will be finalised after auditions in discussion with the cast.
2. In order to be involved in the production you will need to become a member of Roleystone Theatre
ROLES to audition for:
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
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
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
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
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
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
Erronius
An old man, searching for his lost children.
Gender: Male
Age: 45 to 70
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: B2
Ensemble
Made up of the following characters – Courtesans, Proteans and Soldiers

Details

Starts On

06/12/2020 - 10:00 am

Ends On

4:00 pm

Event Categories

Auditions, Comedy, Musical

Venue

Roleystone Hall

44 Jarrah Road
ROLEYSTONE
WA
Australia
6111
http://www.roleystonetheatre.com.au

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