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Hillsboro Artists' Regional Theatre - HART
185 SE Washington St, Hillsboro, Oregon 97123
HART Theatre is happy to announce open auditions for
A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM
A musical comedy
Inspired by the farces of the ancient Roman playwright Plautus (251–183 BC), specifically Pseudolus, Miles Gloriosus, and Mostellaria, the musical tells the bawdy story of a slave named Pseudolus and his attempts to win his freedom by helping his young master woo the girl next door. The plot displays many classic elements of farce, including puns, the slamming of doors, cases of mistaken identity (frequently involving characters disguising themselves as one another), and satirical comments on social class. The title derives from a line often used by vaudeville comedians to begin a story: «A funny thing happened on the way to the theater».
Based on the bawdy plays of the ancient Roman
Titus Maccius Plautus
Book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Director: Aaron Morrow
Vocal Director: Alice Braden Dalrymple
Auditions will be held Sunday Feb. 10th and Monday Feb. 11th from 6:30-9pm in the Ray Hale Auditorium at Hillsboro Artists’ Regional Theatre (HART), 185 SE Washington Street, Hillsboro, Oregon
Production dates Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, May 24th through June 16th, 2019 at HART Theatre
Rehearsals will begin March 2019.
Please provide a headshot and acting resume and be prepared to complete an audition form and list all known conflicts.
Auditions will consist of cold readings from sides which will be available at the auditions.
In addition, we will be asking everyone to sing the first verse of: «Comedy Tonight.» You will not be required to sing anything else to be considered for a role, but…those actors who have real confidence about their singing, may also sing the first verse of «Lovely» or the last verse of «My Bride».
There is no monetary compensation for any roles.
All roles are open.
CAST LIST: (Except where noted, roles may be either gender)
Pseudolus: A Roman slave, owned by Hero, who seeks to win freedom by helping Hero win the heart of Philia.
Hero (M): Young son of Senex who falls in love with the virgin, Philia.
Philia (F): A virgin in the house of Marcus Lycus, and Hero's love interest.
Hysterium: The chief slave in the house of Senex.
Senex (M): A henpecked, sardonic Roman senator living in a less fashionable suburb of Rome.
Domina (F): The wife of Senex.
Marcus Lycus: A purveyor of courtesans, who operates from the house to the left of Senex.
Miles Gloriosus (M): A captain in the Roman army to whom Marcus Lycus has promised Philia.
Erronius: Senex's elderly neighbor.
Courtesans of the House of Lycus
Roman Foot Soldiers
If you have any questions, please contact the director at [email protected]