Forum Auditions May 22 & 23

Playhouse 2000 hosts open auditions for Summer Musical – A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum .

(Kerrville, TX)  As summertime nears, Playhouse 2000, Kerrville’s Community Theater, is excited to begin the process of presenting its summer musical for 2016, the uproarious and unabashed comedy A Funny Thing Happened On The Way to the Forum.  All roles will be cast from the audition to be held soon.

…Forum was the first hit show with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, one of Broadway’s most honored composers.  With a book by Larry Gelbart, creator of  M*A*S*H, and award-winning author and director Burt Shevelove, the show has more than enough laughs to live up to its theme song, “Comedy Tonight.”

All interested actor/singers are encouraged to audition on Sunday, May 22 at 2:30 or Monday, May 23 at 6:30 in The Cailloux Theater.  Auditioners may choose one session or the other; there’s no need to attend both.

Those interested in joining the show’s chorus can come with no advance preparation.  A song will be taught at the audition and small groups will perform together.  There are chorus roles for a wide variety of ages and voice ranges, but all are intended for adults.

Those interested in featured roles should prepare a short song (about 32 bars) and bring along sheet music to be played by the provided accompanist.  P2K does not allow “a-capella” auditions, and will not have CD playback available.

A movement exercise will also be part of the audition, and all will be asked to participate as they are able.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum tells the tale of Pseudolus, a slave in ancient Rome to Hero, the son of Roman Senator Senex and his overbearing wife, Domina.  When Hero falls for Philia, who has been sold into marriage to the famous soldier Miles Gloriosus, Pseudolus schemes to earn his freedom with the help of fellow slave Hysterium.  Based on the ancient comedies of Plautus and other renowned early playwrights, the show is gleefully bawdy and unfailingly fun.

More information on the musical, the roles available, and Playhouse 2000 are available at P2K’s website, www.Playhouse2000.com.  Look for the “Volunteer” menu in the top bar, and scroll down to the “auditions” link.

Playhouse 2000 is Kerrville’s Community Theater, performing in both the VK Garage Theater and The Cailloux Theater at the Kathleen C. Cailloux City Center for the Performing Arts in Kerrville.  Interested readers can contact them at (830) 896-9393 to learn more about upcoming productions and ways to get involved.

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