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Funny Thing Happened On The Way-Chicago, IL - Casting ID # 1583385
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Chicago, IL Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 10-26-18
Audition Date 02-05-19 Submission deadline 02-02-19
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
Broadway’s greatest farce is light, fast-paced, witty, irreverent and one of the funniest musicals ever written. 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. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a nonstop laughfest 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. The plot twists and turns with cases of mistaken identity, slamming doors and a showgirl or two.
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Role # 1 Pseudolus
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A Roman slave, owned by Hero, who seeks to win freedom by helping Hero win the heart of Philia. The name Pseudolus means "Faker".


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 2 Hero
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Young son of Senex who falls in love with the virgin, Philia.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 Hysterium
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(Latin for "Hysterical", or "Anxious", the suffix "-um" makes the name neuter, and the character's gender is often mistaken throughout the piece) The chief slave in the house of Senex.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 4 Senex
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(Latin for "old man") A henpecked, sardonic Roman senator living in a less fashionable suburb of Rome.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 5 Marcus Lycus
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A purveyor of courtesans, who operates from the house to the left of Senex. (Name based on Lycus, the pimp in Plautus's Poenulus.)


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 6 Miles Gloriosus
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("boastful soldier," the archetype of the braggart soldier in Roman comedies) A captain in the Roman army to whom Marcus Lycus has promised Philia.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 7 Erronius
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(Latin for "wandering") Senex's elderly neighbor in the house to the right. He has spent the past twenty years searching for his two children, kidnapped in infancy by pirates.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 8 Soldiers
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Seeking talent for the role.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 9 Philia
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(Greek for "love") A virgin in the house of Marcus Lycus, and Hero's love interest. Her name is also a homophone of the Latin word "Filia," which means daughter. This foreshadows her status as the daughter of Erronius.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 10 Domina
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(Latin for "mistress") The wife of Senex. A manipulative, shrewish woman who is loathed by even her husband.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 11 Gymnasia
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A courtesan from the house of Lycus with whom Pseudolus falls in love.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 12 Tintinabula
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(Latin for "Bells") A jingling, bell-wearing courtesan in the house of Lycus.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 13 Vibrata
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(Latin for "Vibrant") A wild, vibrant courtesan in the house of Lycus.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 14 Geminae
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(Latin for "Twins") Twin courtesans in the house of Lycus.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 15 Panacea
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(Greek for "Cure All") A courtesan in the house of Lycus. A face that can hold a thousand promises, and a body that stands behind each promise.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 16 Proteans
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Choristers who play multiple roles (slaves, citizens, soldiers, and eunuchs).


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -