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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

To be presented April 27-30, 2017 in the McCallum Theater

Director - Matt Neves

Musical Director - Scott Smith

Choreographer - Se Layne

Audition dates:

Primary: Monday, Dec. 12, 2016 5pm to 10pm

Callbacks: Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016 2pm to 7pm

All auditions will take place in the COD Pollock Theater

The primary Monday night audition slots (10 minute increments) will be by reservation. Email your preferred time slot request (i.e: 6:20pm) to: ssmith@collegeofthedesert.edu

You will receive an email either with a confirmation, or with alternate slots if your preferred time is already taken.

Please provide legible and clearly marked sheet music for a stylistically appropriate musical theater song, 32 bars maximum. Songs from the show are fine. No karaoke, an accompanist will be provided.

Forum Character Breakdown:

Senex

An old man and father to Hero and husband to Domina.

Gender: Male - Typical 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 - Typical Age: 40 to 50 - Vocal range top: F5 - Vocal range bottom: B3

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 - Typical Age: 20 to 30 - Vocal range top: G4 - Vocal range bottom: B2

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 - Typical Age: 40 to 55 - Vocal range top: G5 - Vocal range bottom: D4

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 - Typical Age: 30 to 50 - Vocal range top: A4 - Vocal range bottom: A2

Erronius

An old man, searching for his lost children.

Gender: Male - Typical Age: 45 to 70 - Vocal range top: G4 - Vocal range bottom: B2

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 - Typical 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 - Typical Age: 40 to 50 - Vocal range top: F5 - Vocal range bottom: A3

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 - Typical Age: 18 to 21 - Vocal range top: G5 - Vocal range bottom: B3

Ensemble

Courtesans​, Proteans, Soldiers​

The Romeo and Juliet Project

A Devised Theater Piece lead by Matt Neves

To be presented March 10-19, 2017 in the Theater Too

 

Audition date:

Saturday, December 17, 2016

9am to 1pm

COD Theater Too

 

All auditioners should plan to stay the entire time to be considered. There is no specific preparation necessary.

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