OnStage Uxbridge invites you to audition for
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Book by Burt Shevelove & Larry Gelbart * Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim * Directed by Cheryl Atwood
Inspired by the farces of the ancient Roman playwright Plautus (251-183 BC), this musical tells the bawdy story of a Roman slave and his attempts to win his freedom by helping his master woo the girl next door. It displays all the classic elements of farce – puns, slamming doors, mistaken identities, and satirical commentary on social class.
This show has a cast of 15 named characters plus a “Greek Chorus” who play multiple roles (slaves, citizens, soldiers, etc.). Many of the roles in this show can be cast differently than their online descriptions. Because of some mature themes this is not a children’s show.
Not every character sings, but at the audition we will teach everyone a little bit of “Comedy Tonight.” Those auditioning for a lead must sing solo. Those auditioning for chorus or a non-singing role may choose to sing solo or may choose to sing their audition with a small group. Wear comfy clothes (no costumes, please). You may be asked to read a bit of script for us.
Auditions are FIRST-COME FIRST SERVE (no appointment necessary).
Sunday, Jan. 20 & Tuesday, Jan. 22, 7-9:30 p.m., Uxbridge Music Hall.
CALLBACKS: Wednesday, Jan. 23, 7-9:30 p.m., Uxbridge Music Hall.
READ-THROUGH: Sunday, Jan. 27 from 2-5 p.m., St. Andrew’s-Chalmers Presbyterian Church, Uxbridge.
FULL CAST REHEARSALS: Sundays starting Feb. 3. Other rehearsals to be determined.
SHOW DATES: April 4, 5, 6, 7 (matinee only), 11, 12, 13. Evening shows at 7:30 p.m., two Saturday & one Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. All performances at the Uxbridge Music Hall.
For more information visit onstageuxbridge.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org