A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM
Book by Burt Sheveloveand Larry Gelbart Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Based on the plays of Plautus
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.
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 girl's dance or two.
This unforgettable, hysterical musical allows a terrific ensemble of comedic actors to shine--"something for everyone, a comedy tonight!"
"Forum" is one of the most hilarious shows ever produced anywhere! We are presenting Forum again because of public demand!
Auditions: 4 p.m. Monday, Jan 6, 2014, at the Village Theatre, 233 Front St., Danville.
What we are looking for: Actors and Actresses who can SING, SPEAK slowly, loudly and clearly, and DANCE a little. The CAST includes Pseudolous, a slave; Senex, a homeowner; Domina, his wife; Hero, their son; Philia, Hero's love-interest; Hysterium, a slave, Erronius, a thoroughly confused citizen, Miles Gloriosus, a mighty Captain betrothed to Philia; Marcia Lycia, the headmaster of the girl's school; Maiden Students; Teachers; Citizens; Slaves; Soldiers; Sailors.
Rehearsals: Mondays and Wednesdays, 4 to 6 pm, at the Village Theatre or Town Meeting Hall from Jan 8 to March 26, 2014
Show Dates: March 27 (Daytime school show), 28, 29, April 4, 5, 2014. Please do not audition if you cannot perform on these dates show dates: March 27 (Daytime school show), 28, 29, April 4, 5, 2014. Please do not audition if you cannot perform on these dates.
Participation Fee: $350
Ages: From 10 to 16, inclusive.