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NYC Casting Calls: Seeking Theater Performers for Musical Comedy

Project: A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum
Casting Calls Category: Theater
Location: New York, NY

Casting Call for a Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum.

All actors should be contemporary vaudevillians, accomplished in song & dance and broad physical comedy — as well as actors who can convey their characters’ emotional cores in the context of a heightened comic world.

CASTING:

PSEUDELOUS
30-55. (No particular size or shape requirements.) A low comedian with star power. A cunning and resourceful slave who will do anything to obtain his freedom.

HERO
Son of Senex. Owner of Pseudelous. A handsome youth of 20 or so. An innocent.

PHILIA
A courtesan-in-training of 20 or so. Very beautiful and very dumb. Also an innocent.

SENEX
A Roman citizen. At, or just past, middle age. He still has a roving eye and lust in his heart — if perhaps not the ability to follow through on his urges.

MARCUS LYCUS
A Roman citizen. A middle-aged man of business — the business, in this case, being a house of ill repute.

DOMINA
Wife of Senex. An imposing middle-aged woman. A low comedienne who can play high status.

ERRONIOUS
A Roman citizen. An old, old man — recently returned from years of fruitless searching for his two children, who were stolen by pirates.

HYSTERIUM
30-55. Head slave in Senex’s household. His high-strung nature contrasts with Pseudelous’ earthiness.

MILES GLORIOSUS
A Roman war hero. 30 or so. Magnificent, muscular, and bigger than life — with an ego to match. Very strong singer.

THE PROTEANS
Three versatile comic actors who play who play Roman citizens, slaves, Roman soldiers, eunuchs, and anything else required. Strong physical comedy a plus.

AUDITION DATE:

November 18, 2010
November 19, 2010
10am – 6pm each day
Lunch from 1:30 – 2:30

LOCATION:

Telsey + Company
315 West 43rd St
10th Floor
New York, NY 10036

Please prepare a traditional musical theatre song. Bring sheet music; accompanist provided.
Bring picture and resume, stapled together.

Producer: Paper Mill Playhouse
COST Tier 4; $777/week minimum
Producing Artistic Director: Mark S. Hoebee
Associate Artistic Director: Patrick Parker
Book: Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart
Music & Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim
Director: Mark Waldrop
Choreographer: Vince Pesce
Musical Supervisor: Tom Helm
1st rehearsal: 2/21/11. Runs: 3/16 – 4/10/11

AUDITION DATE: NOV 18, 19

PROJECT: A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM

CASTING CALL CATEGORY: THEATER AUDITIONS / PAID ROLES CASTING CALLS

LOCATION: NEW YORK, NY

CONTACT: 315 WEST 43RD ST, 10TH FLOOR, NEW YORK, NY 10036

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