Musical Theater International and Maryland Community Theater Holding Auditions

A Maryland Community Theater, Twin Beach Players along with the popular Music Theater International (MTI) is organizing a comedy play called “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum”. MTI holds the licensing rights for off-Broadway, Broadway, and West End Musicals so it is an exceptional opportunity for you to embark upon your acting career.

Twin Beach Players is currently seeking actors of age 16 years and up to work on the comedy theater. The play is based upon a book written by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart. Thecomposition of the music and the lyrics have been written by Stephen Sondheim.  Sid Curl will be directing the musical production.

About the Auditions

Dates: The auditions will be held at the following dates and timings:

  • 21st September, 2016 from 2:00 PM — 5:00 & 7:00 PM — 9:00 PM
  • 22nd September, 2016 from 7:00 PM — 9:00 PM

The callbacks will be held on 25th August, 2016.

Please make sure that you apply before the deadline passes so that you get an opportunity to play lead roles in a fascinating play.

Description of the Roles

1.     Hysterium:

The word basically translates to “hysterical and anxious” in the English language.  The “um” in the name makes the name of the character a neuter — therefore, throughout the play, the gender is mistaken. Hysterium is the main slave who works in the “House of Senex”.

2.     Pseudolus:

Pseudolus is a Roman slave whose master is Hero. He/she is seeking his/her freedom by assisting Hero Philia’s love. The name of this character means “Faker”. Even though this role was originally meant for a male actor, it is known that even females have played it.

3.     Proteans:

These are choristers who will have to play the role of multiple characters including soldiers, citizens, slaves, citizens and eunuchs. In the Broadway show, only three actors played these roles.  These actors are the ones who escort Pseudolous in “Comedy Tonight”.

4.     Panacea:

The Greek word Panacea means “Cure All”. Panacea is a courtesan present in the “House of Lycus”. The character has a face that can hold promises and also a body that will firmly deliver these promises as well.

5.     Geminae:

The Latin word Geminae translates to “Twins” These are twin courtesans present in the “House of Lycus”.

6.     Vibrata:

The name means a very “vibrant” person and this character is also a courtesan in the “House of Lycus”.

7.     Tintinabula:

The Latin name means “bells”. This character wears jingling bells and is also a courtesan in the “House of Lycus”.

8.     Gymnasia:

The Greek name means “Athletic” but the word also has a connotation for “nudity”. This character is also a courtesan in the “House of Lycus” Pseudolous falls in love with Gymnasia.

9.     Erronius:

The Latin word means “Wandering” and this character is Senex’s aged neighbor who lives in the house adjacent house at the right. He has been looking for his lost children for two decades who were kidnapped by pirates at infancy.

10.Marcus Lycus:

Marcus is the supplier of courtesans. He operates his business from his house that is present at the left of the House of Senex. The name is based upon the pimp from Platus’ Poenulus.

11.Miles Gloriosus:

The Latin word means bigheaded soldier. The character is a typical Roman soldier who loves to brag about his achievements. Miles is a Roman army captain. Marcus has promised the hand of Philia to him.


The Latin name means “mistress” she is Senex’s wife. She is a manipulative and cunning woman hated deeply by all alike, including her husband.


The Latin name means “old man”. The character is a Roman senator who does not live in a posh suburb of Rome.


Pjilia is a Greek word that means “love”. She is a virgin who resides in the “House of Lycus”. Hero is in love with her. The name is also a homophone for the word filia that translates to “sister”. This depicts that she may also be Miles’ sister.


The character is Senex’s son who falls profoundly in love with Philia.

Preparation Details

  • The applicants will have to perform cold readings from the given script.
  • There will be dancing and movement.
  • You will have to be fully prepared to sing and song — even a “Happy Birthday” song would suffice.

** Important Note: Please bring a headshot if you already have one. **


This is a non-paid production.


The application deadline is 19th September, 2016.


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