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Auditions Tonight for The Strollers Spring Musical 'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum'

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Auditions continue tonight for The Strollers spring musical A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.

Auditions are Wednesday, March 2, 7:30 p.m.
Callbacks are Saturday, March 5, 1 p.m.
(other times available by appointment)

All auditions take place at:
The Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts
10 Durand Road
Maplewood, NJ 07040

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Come prepared to sing 16-32 bars from the show (any song), read scenes with other actors, and do some light choreographed movement.

For any questions, email TheMaplewoodStrollers@gmail.com or visit www.thestrollers.org

Performance dates:
Friday, May 6, 2016, 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 7, 2016, 8 p.m.
Sunday, May 8, 2016, 2 p.m.

Friday, May 13, 2016, 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 14, 2016, 8 p.m.
Sunday, May 15, 2016, 2 p.m.



Friday, May 20, 2016, 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 21, 2016, 8 p.m.

Rehearsals:
Tuesdays, 7:15-9:15 p.m.
Wednesdays, 7:15-9:15 p.m.
Saturdays, 1:30-5:00 p.m.

Character descriptions:
Prologus/Pseudolus (male lead; baritone): Must have strong stage presence and comic timing

Hysterium (male comic lead; baritone): High strung, easily excitable, good stage movement 

Hero (male romantic lead, 20s-30s; tenor): earnest but naïve; in love with Philia

Philia (female romantic lead, 20-30's; soprano): sweet, innocent; must have good comic timing 

Senex (older male, baritone): Roman senator; hen-pecked father of Hero 

Domina (older female, mezzo soprano): domineering wife of Senex, overbearing mother of Hero 

Marcus Lycus (adult male, baritone): brothel owner and pimp, comically swarmy 

Miles Gloriosus (male, bass): captain in Roman army; Hero’s rival for Philia’s affections

Erronius (older male): confused and elderly comic relief

The Courtesans (the wares of the House of Marcus Lycus, any voices)
Gymnasia (“Amazonian” and/or athletic)
Tintinabula (belly dancer) 
Vibrata (wild and sexy)
The Geminae (twins, two similar looking actresses) 
Panacea (sweet and “giving” courtesan) 
The Proteans (3 or more males, any voices, multiple roles)

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