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Auditions
The Curtis Theatre periodically holds auditions for roles in upcoming productions. Information on current opportunities will be presented here.

Upcoming Auditions

Southgate Productions & The Curtis Theatre present
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
MAR. 24 - APR. 9, 2017

Book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart

Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Directed by Jonathan Infante
Musical Direction by Jo Monteleone

Auditions: Jan. 30 & 31, 2017 6:30-10:30PM
Callbacks: Feb. 1, 2017 7-11PM

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Location: Curtis Theatre | 1 Civic Center Cir Brea, CA 92821
Prepare: 16 bars from a contemporary musical in the style of the show

Singing from the show is acceptable. No playback CDs; must sing with accompanist provided. Please bring music in the correct key. Wear movement-appropriate attire & shoes.

Performs March 24 - April 9
Rehearsals begin Feb. 25 & will run Mon-Thurs 7-10:30PM in Brea, CA. Tech rehearsals begin March 19th. Schedule pending.

There is some pay.

For audition appointments, email

Character Breakdown -- 
Prologus 
Introduces the audience to the comedy they are about to see. (Same actor who portrays Pseudolus in Act 1)
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 50
Vocal range top: A4, Vocal range bottom: A2

Senex
An old man and father to Hero and husband to Domina.
Gender: Male
Age: 45 to 70
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: B2

Domina
Senex's wife. A shrewish woman who dominates to the point of answering herself the questions she asks of others. Loves her husband deep down, but is outwardly controlling, demanding, and manipulative.
Gender: Female
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Hero
The young son of Senex and Domina. He falls in love with Philia and agrees to give Pseudolus his freedom if he can help Hero woo her. Practical, privileged, romantic.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: B2

Hysterium
The chief slave in the House of Senex. Believes he is in control, but is actually Pseudolus' puppet to carry out his schemes. Anxious, conservative, loyal. He desperately wants everything to be in order.
Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 55
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: D4

Pseudolus
A Roman slave, owned by Hero, who seeks to win his freedom by helping his young master win the heart of Philia. Quick-witted, scheming, childlike spirit.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 50
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: A2

Erronius
An old man, searching for his lost children.
Gender: Male
Age: 45 to 70
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: B2

Miles Gloriosus
The archetype of the braggart soldier. A captain in the Roman army to whom Marcus Lycus has promised Philia. Commanding, boastful, manly and strong.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Lycus
The owner of the house of Courtesans. Always out to make a profit, but also wants to provide good on what his business offers.
Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Philia
A virgin in the House of Lycus whom we also find out is Erronius' daughter. She is promised to Miles and vows to give him bodily what he has paid for, but loves Hero and promises he will always have her heart. Young, pretty, devoted. An archetypal ingénue.
Gender: Female
Age: 18 to 21
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Ensemble:
Courtesans, Proteans, Soldiers 

Featured Dancers: 
Tintinabula
Panacea
The Geminae - “Twins”
Vibrata
Gymnasia

 

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