Auditions

AUDITIONS

 

 

Oak Ridge Playhouse auditions are open to everyone. No experience is required, although it is helpful. Please carefully check audition requirements, as they may differ from production to production.

 

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CASTING CALL

 

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM  - Mainstage Musical

DATES

Saturday, MARCH 3 and Monday, MARCH 5 (Attend either day, not both.)

TIME

MARCH 3 at 1:00 PM and MARCH 5 at 6:30 PM

SEEKING

A cast of 18. All roles are suited for performers who have a gift for comedy.

 

SENEX – 50s. A perennially henpecked husband and lascivious dirty old man. Baritone.

 

DOMINA -  50’s. Senex’s domineering, proud, battle-ax wife who also protectively dotes on their son, Hero. Belty alto with high notes.

 

HERO – 18-25.  The handsome lovesick virginal son of Senex and Domina who hatches a plan with Pseudolus to win the hand (and body) of Philia. Tenor.

 

HYSTERIUM: 30s-50s. The disrespected head slave in the house of Senex. A fretter who is frantic and frenetic and living up to his name…often in hysterics.

 

MARCUS LYCUS: 30-50s. The slimy, snaky owner of the brothel next door. Like a used car salesman who peddles in flesh. Baritone, but a broad range a plus.

 

PHILIA: 18-25. As dumb as she is beautiful, she is a courtesan-in-training and still a virgin. In love with hero. Soprano.

 

ERRONIUS – 60+.  A befuddled old man, in search of his long-ago kidnapped children, who is partially blind and always confused. Does not sing solo.  Although Erronius is the oldest character, physical agility is needed (or a younger actor who can play age).

 

MILES GLORIOUS - 30s-40s. A pompous, prideful, narcissistic Roman soldier.  Imposing and short-tempered, he is also handsome and strong. High baritone.

 

THE COURTESANS –

6 beautiful females who are primarily dancers, but can also sing.  Must be comfortable wearing costumes as revealing as a bikini.  Script describes them as:

 

TINTINABULA - “the face of an idol . . . the arms of a willow tree . . . and the pelvis of a camel.” Belly-dancing ability a plus.

 

PANACEA - “a face that holds a thousand promises, and a body that stands behind each promise.” Very busty a plus.

 

THE GEMINAE: Twin courtesans. “A matched pair. Either one a divinely assembled woman, together an infinite number of mathematical possibilities.” Always in contact with each other.

 

VIBRATA: “exotic as a desert bloom . . . wondrous as a flamingo . . . lithe as a tigress . . . for the man whose interest is wildlife.”  A jungle cat.

 

GYMNASIA :  “a giant stage on which a thousand dramas can be played.”  Has least amount of dancing. Ideally very tall.

 

THE PROTEANS –

3 actors who sing, dance, and clown their way through a myriad of quickly changing roles (including soldiers, eunuchs, and roman citizens) sometimes switching back and forth in same scene.  Very physically agile.  Acrobatic or tumbling skills a plus.

 

NOTE: The role of Pseudolus is not available.

SYNOPSIS

Stephen Sondheim’s joyous romp through ancient Rome is light, fast-paced, witty, irreverent, and one of the funniest shows ever written. In exchange for his freedom, a crafty slave struggles to win the hand of a beautiful but slow-witted courtesan for his young master by devising a master plan that becomes a domino of twists and turns with cases of mistaken identity, slamming doors, love potions, and chases.

PRODUCTION RUN April 27 - May 13
REHEARSALS BEGIN March 12
REQUIREMENTS

Bring sheet music for your best 16 bars of a prepared golden-age up-tempo Broadway song. Please no songs from the show. Please dress for movement. Dancers dress for dance call. Cold reading from script. Please bring a recent headshot or photo and be prepared to provide conflicts during the rehearsal period.

*PLEASE USE GREEN ROOM ENTRANCE AT REAR OF BUILDING AT 27 E. TENNESSEE AVE.

 

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