Theater: Musicals

'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way To The Forum'

Casting notice expires: February 4, 2014

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Company

Premiere Productions
Randall Hickman, prod.; Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, book; Stephen Sondheim, music and lyrics; Ray Limon, dir./choreo.

Production Description

Casting "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way To The Forum." Personnel states: "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. Based on the plays of Plautus /Two Acts, Book Musical, Rated PG. 'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way To The Forum' is a non-stop laugh-fest in which Pseudolus, a crafty slave, struggles to win the hand of a beautiful but slow-witted courtesan named Philia, for his young master, Hero, in exchange for freedom. The plot twists and turns with cases of mistaken identity, slamming doors, and a showgirl or two. This unforgettable, hysterical musical allows a terrific ensemble of comedic actors to shine--"something for everyone, a comedy tonight!""

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Rehearses Feb. 10-12, 14, 16-19, 21, 23-26, & 28, March 1, 3-5, 7, 9-12, 14, 16-19, 21, 23-27; runs March 28-April 20 in Vista, CA. Note: There are a total of 15 shows over the course of four weeks.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Pays $30-$50/show depending on role size. There is also a $5/rehearsal gas stipend. If you are called to 18 rehearsals you will be paid $90. Note: No housing is being provided.

Auditions

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Synopsis

In a desperate attempt to win his freedom, the slave, Pseudolus, attempts to help his young master, Hero, earn the love of a courtesan, Philia. Meanwhile, Pseudolus has to outsmart Hero's parents, the slave-master, Lycus, and the large man that has already paid for Philia, Miles Gloriosus. Also, an old man Erronious is desperately searching for his lost children. In the end, it turns out that Philia and Miles are brother and sister and the children of Erronious. Further, Philia is now allowed to marry Hero and Pseudolus gains his freedom.