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Audition (Edmonton): A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum – Walterdale Theatre

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Audition (Edmonton): A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum – Walterdale Theatre

Thumbnail-ForumBook by Burt Shevelove & Larry Gelbart

Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Performance Dates: April 2-12, 2014

Audition Dates: December 8 & 9, 2013; 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Walterdale Playhouse (10322 83 Avenue)

CALL-BACKS (if required):  Thursday December 12, 2013; 7-10 Location to be determined

Director/Choreographer: Adam Mazerolle-Kuss; Music Director: Brian Christensen; Asst Dir: David Johnston; Stage Manager: Katie Gallin;Designers: John Madill (Set), Geri Dittrich (Costumes), Kat Evans (Lighting);Master Builder: Pierre Valois; Production Manager: Sarah Valois

 A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum is a musical farce set in Rome. The story follows senators, slaves, lovers, generals and many others as they all search for what  they think they want and what will make them happy. Considered to be the beginning of true modern musical comedy, this riotous musical comedy is loved the world over.


  • Pseudolus: A Roman slave, owned by Hero. While originally written as a male role, it has been performed by a female actor as well.
  • Hysterium: The chief slave in the house of Senex.
  • Hero: Young son of Senex
  • Philia: A virgin in the house of Marcus Lycus
  • Senex: A henpecked, sardonic Roman senator
  • Domina: The wife of Senex.
  • Marcus Lycus: A purveyor of courtesans,
  • Miles Gloriosus: A captain in the Roman army
  • Erronius: Senex’s elderly neighbor
  • Gymnasia: A courtesan from the house of Lycus
  • Tintinabula: A courtesan in the house of Lycus.
  • Vibrata: A courtesan in the house of Lycus.
  • Geminae: Two courtesans in the house of Lycus.
  • Panacea: A courtesan in the house of Lycus.
  • Proteans: Three member “Chorus” who play multiple roles (slaves, citizens, soldiers, and eunuchs).

The auditions will comprise of the following:

  • A SHORT MUSICAL THEATRE COMEDY SONG. Please bring sheet music in the correct key – an accompanist will be available. Back Tracks on CD or MP3 are acceptable as well but must contain no lead vocals.
  • A Rehearsal Schedule will be emailed when you book your audition. Please bring any potential conflict dates you have to the audition.
  • Headshots and resumes are recommended but not required.
  • Copies of the script are available for reading at Walterdale Theatre. Contact the Theatre Administrator to sign one out.
  • Walterdale is a volunteer/member organization. We cannot engage Equity performers.

 To book an audition, contact Katie Gallin by e-mail at

(Drop-ins will be accommodated as time allows)

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