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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
50 years of Funny
by: 
Book by Burt Shevelove & Larry Gelbart, Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Directed by: 
John Fagan
Show Dates: 
March 28, 2013 to April 21, 2013

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum is sponsored by Clemson Downs, Harry and Sheila Bolick, Piedmont Natural Gas, TD Bank and The Westin Poinsett.

Broadway's greatest farce is light, fast-paced, witty, irreverent and one of the funniest musicals ever written the perfect escape from life's troubles. A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM takes comedy back to its roots, combining situations from time-tested, 2000 year old comedies of Roman playwright Plautus with the infectious energy of classic vaudeville.

The result is a non-stop laugh-fest in which a crafty slave (Pseudolus, played by Todd Weir) struggles to win the hand of a beautiful but slow-witted courtesan (Philia) for his young master (Hero), in exchange for freedom. One of the neighboring houses is owned by Marcus Lycus, who is a buyer and seller of beautiful women; the other belongs to the ancient Erronius, who is abroad searching for his long-lost children (stolen in infancy by pirates).

You’ll have to come see the show for “the rest of the story.”

AUDITION INFORMATION

Location:   Centre Stage, 501 River Street, Greenville, SC 29601     

Date:   Sunday, December 2, at 6:00  

Audition Preparation: 

  • Sing 16 bars of a song in the style of FORUM
  • Perform Comedic monologue - less than 1 minute
  • Bring headshot, resume and music for accompaniment
  • Email glenda.manwaring@centrestage.org for appointment

If necessary, callbacks will be held on Monday, December 3.

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