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"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way"-Jacksonville, FL - Casting ID # 1602866
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Jacksonville, FL Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 10-03-19
Audition Date 10-20-19 Submission deadline 10-19-19
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum:

Based loosely on classical Roman comedies, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is the Tony Award-winning Best Musical that tells the bawdy tale of a slave named Pseudolus and his attempts to win his freedom by helping his young master, Hero, woo the “girl next door.” This hilarious farcical romp is filled with double entendres, puns, mistaken identity, comic deception, satirical comments on social class, and finally, true love.


Audition Preparation:
- Please prepare 16 bars of a musical theatre song. Please provide sheet music – an accompanist will be provided. No a cappella auditions or recorded accompaniment will be permitted. All auditioners will be expected to sing regardless of desired roles (including potential Courtesans and Proteans).
- Please be dressed for a short movement/dance audition.
- No prepared monologue is necessary, but you may be asked to cold read from the script.
- Please bring a headshot and resume, if available, or a list of experience.

Role # 1 Pseudolous
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Baritone: Wily and resourceful slave to Hero who seeks to win his freedom. Quick-witted and scheming with a childlike spirit, this actor should have impeccable comic sense.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 30 to 50
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 2 Hero
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Tenor: The young son of Senex and Domina who is in love with Philia. A handsome, practical, privileged, and romantic virginal young man.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 30
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 Philia
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Soprano: A virginal courtesan in the House of Lycus who is promised to a military captain but loves Hero. A young, pretty, and devoted ingenue.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 30
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 4 Hysterium
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Tenor: The frantic and frenetic boss of the slaves in the household of Senex and Domina. Anxious, conservative, and loyal, he becomes an unwitting accomplice in Pseudolus’s schemes.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 30 to 55
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 5 Senex
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Baritone: The henpecked husband of Domina and father to Hero. An aging master of the house with a wandering eye and a sardonic sense of humor.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 45 to 70
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 6 Domina
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Mezzo: Vain and domineering wife of Senex and mother to Hero. A manipulative and over-bearing, but proud, woman who loves her husband deep down.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 40 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 7 Marcus Lycus
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Baritone: A purveyor of courtesans, who operates his business next door to the house of Senex. Sleazy and always out to make a profit, he also wants to provide the best of what his business offers.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 35 to 50
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 8 Miles Gloriosus
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Bass-Baritone: A captain in the Roman Army to whom Lycus has promised Philia. Commanding, manly, and strong, he is a braggart of the highest order.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 25 to 40
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 9 Erronius
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Baritone: A befuddled, old neighbor of Senex who has spent decades searching for his kidnapped children. He is partially blind and always confused.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 50 to 80
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 10 The Courtesans
Seeking 10 talent(s) for this role

Solo dancers, ensemble singing only, no spoken lines.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 30
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 11 Tintinabula
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

"The face of an idol, the arms of a willow tree, the pelvis of a camel"


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 12 Panacea
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

"A face that holds a thousand promises, and a body that stands behind each promise"


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 13 Vibrata
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

"Wondrous as a flamingo, lithe as a tiger, for the man whose interest is wildlife"


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 14 Gymnasia
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

"A giant stage on which a thousand dramas can be played" (ideally looking for an imposing actress over 6 feet tall)


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 15 The Geminae
Seeking 2 talent(s) for this role

(Two actors) – “a matched pair with an infinite number of mathematical possibilities” (ideally looking for twins)


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 16 The Proteans
Seeking 5 talent(s) for this role

Ensemble singing only, few spoken lines.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -