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147 E. Pueblo St., Reno, NV 89502

Open Auditions “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum”

If you missed Season Auditions and would like to be considered for “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” sign up here!

Open Audition: Saturday, January 13th, 2018. 12pm-1pm
Callbacks: 1pm-5pm

Please prepare 16-32 bars of a song and bring sheet music. An accompanist will be provided.

Callbacks will immediately follow the auditions, so please keep your availability open until 5:00 PM, as you may be asked to stay. Callbacks will consist of scene work, a dance call, and group vocals. Please dress to move comfortably.

Please be familiar with the following songs: 
“Dirty Old Man” (Domina)
“Comedy Tonight” (all)
“Everybody Ought to Have a Maid” (Men)
“Bring Me My Bride” (Miles)

Details about the play:

Music & Lyrics By: Stephen Sondheim
Book By: Burt Shevelove & Larry Gelbart
Directed by: Melissa Taylor
Musical Direction by: Cami Thompson
Performance Dates:

  • Evening Showdates: 7/6, 7/7, 7/12 (tt), 7/13, 7/14, 7/19 (tt), 7/20, 7/21, 7/26 (tt), 7/27, 7/28 @ 7:30 pm
  • Matinee Showdates: 7/7 (PWYC), 7/8, 7/15*, 7/22, 7/29  @ 2:00 pm

Please note: Additional Saturday matinees possible. 

Rehearsals to begin in April. 

Pantaloons and tunics. Courtesans and eunuchs. Funerals and chases. Baritones and basses. Panderers! Philanderers! Cupidity! Timidity! Mistakes! Fakes! Rhymes! Crimes! There really is something for everyone in this musical!

Available roles: 
Domina– Mezzo-Soprano. Female. 35-50. Wife of Senex. Mother to Hero. Shrewish, controlling, demanding, manipulative.

Hysterium- Baritone. Male. 30-55. The chief slave in the House of Senex. Anxious, conservative, loyal.

Miles Gloriousus- Bass. Male. 30-55. Braggart soldier; commanding, boastful, manly, & strong.

Marcus Lycus- Baritone. Male. 35-55. Owner of the house of courtesans.

Erronius-  Baritone. Male. 50-75. Old man searching for his children.

Ensemble: Courtesans/proteans. Roles available for men and women ages 18+. Stronger dancers/character actors.
Questions? Please email Melissa at

Date: 01/13/2018 (Sat.)

Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm PST

Location: 147 E Pueblo Street, Reno, NV, 89502

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