A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM - Welk Resort Theater Non Equity Auditions

Posted: January 16, 2014
Audition Location: Vista, CA

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Audition information
DIRECTOR / CHOREOGRAPHER:  Ray Limon
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Matthew Naegeli
*This is a NON-UNION SHOW - no contracts are available
No Housing is being provided to any actor.
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AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:
Auditioners are required to bring to the auditions one up beat and one ballad selection Broadway Vocal Selection. Auditioners may only sing one of the selection. Singing a song from the show is fine.

Also, NO AUDITION APPOINTMENTS WILL BE TAKEN. Show up anytime between the time slots listed below.

AUDITION DAY #1:  Sunday, February 2nd. 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

AUDITION DAY #2:  Monday, February 3rd. 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.

CALLBACKS:  Tuesday, February 4th. 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Singing from the show, reading and dancing will be done the night of the callbacks - so wear comfortable dancing type clothes. 
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REHEARSAL SCHEDULE FOR 'FORUM'
Many of the dates and times listed below will be eliminated once the Director puts together the FINAL schedule.
February 10, 11, 12, 14 - 7:00 to 10 p.m. - MUSIC REHEARSALS
February 16 - 5 to 10 p.m. - Cast read and sing thru. Character discussion.
February 17, 18, 19, 21 - 7:00 to 10:30 p.m. - Dance / Block
Sunday, February 23rd - 5 to 10 p.m. - Dance Block
February 24, 25, 26, 28 - 7:00 to 10:30 p.m. - Dance / Block
Sunday, March 1 - 4 to 10 p.m. - Dance / Block
March 3, 4, 5, 7 - 7:00 to 10:30 p.m. - Dance / Block
Sunday, March 9 - 4 to 10 p.m. - Dance / Block
March 10, 11, 12, 14 - 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. - Run Show - Fix
Sunday, March 16 - 4 to 10 p.m. - Run
March 17, 18, 19, 21 - 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. - Run Show
March 23 - 4 to 10 p.m. - run
March 24, 25, 26, 27 - 2:00 to 10:00 p.m. - We are on the Welk Stage these days.

NOTE: NO ADDITIONAL CONFLICTS, (other than the ones you list on the audition form), will be accepted. Rehearsals for this production will be held in Vista and San Marcos, California. ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS? Office@broadwayvista.com
PLAYING DATES: March 28 through April 20th - Friday's and Saturday's at 8:00 p.m. Saturday's and Sunday's at 1:00 p.m.
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PLOT SUMMARY...

Book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Based on the plays of Plautus / Two Acts, Book Musical, Rated PG
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 showgirl or two. This unforgettable, hysterical musical allows a terrific ensemble of comedic actors to shine--"something for everyone, a comedy tonight!"

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.



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PAY SCALE...
Pay scale ranges from $30.00 to $50.00.00 a show - depending on role size. There are a total of 15 shows over the course of the 4 weeks. There is also a $5.00 per rehearsal Gas stipend. So if you are called to 18 rehearsals you will be paid $90.00, etc.
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CHARACTERS: NOTE: Some roles below have been pre-cast.

Pseudolus/Prologus -  male baritone 30 – 60 lead - pre cast – Randall Hickman
Miles Gloriosus - male baritone 30 – 45 supporting
Hysterium - male baritone 35 – 65 supporting - pre cast – Shaun Thomas
Senex - male baritone 60 – 75 supporting
Lycus -  male baritone 30 – 65 supporting
Domina - female mezzo 40 – 55 supporting - pre cast – Robin Lavalley
Philia - female soprano 16 – 24 supporting
Hero -  male tenor 17 – 25 supporting - pre cast – Kevin MacDonald
Erronius - male baritone 65 – 85 cameo
Vibrata - female mezzo 16 – 30 cameo
3 Courtesands – Any Age
3 Proteans – Any Age
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