Date: Monday, January 22, 2018
Time: Beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Location: Way Off Broadway, 5 Willowdale Drive, Frederick, MD

Those auditioning are asked to bring a headshot and resume, as well as 16 bars of prepared music and be ready to sing, dance, and read from the script.  All roles are open and non-union paying.  Those auditioning must be 18 or older.  No appointment is necessary and an accompanist will be provided.

Stephen Sondheim's joyous, musical romp through Rome has desperate lovers, scheming neighbors and secrets behind every toga.  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 is a nonstop laughfest 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.

Forum runs from March 23 - May 19, 2018 with performances every Friday and Saturday evening and matinees on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sunday of each month.

Rehearsals will begin at the end of January and be 2 - 3 times a week in the evenings.  Beginning Sunday, March 18th, rehearsals will be every evening leading up to Opening Night.

Music & Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim
Book: Burt Shevelove & Larry Gelbart
Director: Justin M. Kiska
Choreographer: Dee Buchanan
Music Director: Jordan B. Stocksdale
Executive Producer: Bill Kiska
Producer: Way Off Broadway
Licensing Agent: Music Theatre International

If you have any questions about auditions, feel free to contact the show's director, Justin Kiska, by Email at JKiska@wayoffbroadway.com.

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Male  |  Age: 20s - 40s  |  Vocal Range: Baritone
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.

Male  |  Age: 30s - 50s  |  Vocal Range: Baritone
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.

Male  |  Age: 20s  |  Vocal Range: Tenor
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.

Female  |  Age: 20s  |  Vocal Range: Soprano
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.

Male  |  Age: 50s+  |  Vocal Range: Baritone
An old man and father to Hero and husband to Domina.

Female  |  Age: 40s+  |  Vocal Range: Mezzo-Soprano
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.

Male  |  Age: 40s+  |  Vocal Range: Baritone
The owner of the house of Courtesans. Always out to make a profit.

Male  |  Age: 40s+  |  Vocal Range: Bass
The archetype of the braggart soldier. A captain in the Roman army to whom Marcus Lycus has promised Philia. Commanding, boastful, manly and strong.

Male  |  Age: 50s+  |  Vocal Range: N/A
An old man, searching for his lost children.

Males  |  Ages: 20s  |  Vocal Range: Tenor/Baritone/Bass
A comedic trio who play multiple roles (slaves, citizens, soldiers, and eunuchs).

Females  |  Ages: 20s  |  Vocal Range: Varies
A bevy of beautiful women -- Lycus has something for everyone.