A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM
Directed by: Toni Ruscio
Music Directed by: Brett Hinkel
Choreographed by: PJ Terranova
Show Dates and Times
November 14th, 15th, 21st & 22nd at 8:00 PM
November 16th & 23rd at 3:00 PM
Audition Dates and Times
August 24th at 1:00 PM
August 25th at 7:00 PM
Possible Callbacks: August 26th at 7:00 PM
Prepare 1 Sondheim song (not from the show) for auditions.
Note: Actors may also be asked to sing selected songs from the Forum score.
Be prepared to read selections from the script.
Please bring a headshot/snapshot and resume if possible.
Schedule an Audition Appointment
Please call or email Lurie Armandt at
617-361-7024 x 100 – or – lurie@RTWBoston.org
to schedule an audition appointment now!
CAST OF CHARACTERS
DOMINA: 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.
Female, 40-50 yrs old
Range: B3 – F5
ERRONIUS: Senex’s elderly neighbor in the house to the right. He has spent the past twenty years searching for his two children, kidnapped in infancy by pirates.
Male, 50-70 yrs old
HERO: 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.
Male, 20-30 yrs old
Range: B3 – G5
HYSTERIUM: 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, 40-55 yrs old
Range: D4 – G5
MARCUS LYCUS: The owner of the house of Courtesans. Always out to make a profit, but also wants to provide good on what his business offers.
Male, 40-50 yrs old
Range: A3 – F5
MILES GLORIOSUS: 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, 25-35 yrs old
Range: B3 – F5
PHILIA: 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.
Female, 18-21 yrs old
Range: B3 – G5
PSEUDOLUS: 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, 30-50 yrs old
Range: A3 – A5
SENEX: Domina’s Husband. A Henpecked, sardonic Roman senator living in a less fashionable suburb of Rome.
ENSEMBLE: Courtesans; Proteans, Soldiers
GEMINAE: Twin courtesans in the House of Lycus.
GYMNASIA: A courtesan in the House of Lycus with whom Pseudolus falls in love.
PANACEA: A courtesan in the House of Lycus. A face that can say a thousand
words and a body that can hold a thousand promises.
TINTINABULA: A jingling, bell-wearing courtesan in the House of Lycus.
VIBRATA: A wild and vibrant courtesan in the House of Lycus.
PROTEANS: Choristers who play multiple roles (slaves, citizens, soldiers, and
eunuchs). They accompany Pseudolus in “Comedy Tonight.” On
Broadway, three people played all of these roles.