M&D Playhouse announces auditions for
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Sunday, April 2, and Monday, April 3 at 6:30pm

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart
Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI)

Stage Direction by Mark Sickler, Music Direction by Laurie Turley, and Choreography by Chelsea Hupalowsky.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a nonstop laugh fest in which Pseudolus, a crafty slave, struggles to win the hand of a beautiful, but slow-witted, courtesan named Philia for his young master, Hero, in exchange for freedom. 

Auditions will be held on Sunday April 2 and Monday April 3 at 6:30pm at M&D Playhouse, 2760 White Mountain Highway, North Conway, NH. To schedule your appointment, please email the Stage Manager, Cindy at thecin1@yahoo.com. You will be assigned a song to sing, along with the sheet music, and a link to a simple dance combo. Call backs, if necessary are TBD. 

Please dress comfortably and for movement. M&D welcomes and encourages qualified performers of all ages, ethnicities, genders, and abilities to audition. Tumblers, dancers, jugglers, clowns are highly encouraged to audition. Should you have any questions, feel free to contact the director at artdirector@mdplayhouse.com.


Pseudolus: A Roman slave, owned by Hero.  Quick-witted and scheming. Male, age 30 to 50. Vocal range: A2-A4.

Senex: An old man and father to Hero and hen-pecked husband to Domina. Male, age 45-60. Vocal range: B2-G4.

Domina:  Senex’s wife. A shrewish woman: controlling, demanding, and manipulative. Female, age 40 -60. Vocal range: B3-F5.

Hero:  The young son of Senex and Domina. Practical, privileged, romantic. Male, age 20-30. Vocal range: B2-G4.

Hysterium: The chief slave in the House of Senex.  Anxious and loyal; the order he so desperately wants for everything eludes him. Male, age 40 to 55. Vocal range: D4-G5.

Erronius: An old man, searching for his lost children. Male, age 45-70. Vocal range: B2-G4.

Miles Gloriosus: A captain in the Roman army. Commanding, boastful, manly and strong…or not. Male, age 25-35. Vocal range: B3-F5.

Lycus:  The buyer and seller of the flesh of beautiful women. Male, age 40 to 50. Vocal range: A3-F5.

Philia: One of Lycus? courtesans, still a virgin. Young, pretty, devoted ingenue. Female, age 18 to 25. Vocal range: B3-G5


Courtesans (3-6): Female or male identifying ensemble from the house of Lycus. Vocal range flexible.

Proteans (3): Male or female identifying. Play multiple roles (slaves, citizens, soldiers, and eunuchs). Vocal range flexible.



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