Audition Information




A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum





Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Carré, New Orleans’ most historic playhouse, announces auditions for its final production of the 2015-16 season, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum.  This production will be directed by Ricky Graham. Seeking both AEA and non-AEA actors.  There is pay.


WHEN:  12:00pm—6:30pm, January 19-20, 2016


WHERE: Le Petit Theatre, 616 St. Peter Street




REHEARSALS:  Tues-Sun, April 12-May 19, 2016  (Rehearsals take place in our studio space in Harahan, LA)


PERFORMS:  Thurs-Sun, May 19-June 5, 2016


CALLBACKS:  A dance call and side readings will be announced on a later date.


AUDITION GUIDELINES:  Prepare a minimum of 32-bars from a song of the show or a musical theatre song from THE GOLDEN AGE (1930’s-50’s).  Please no contemporary or pop songs.  Make sure that music is printed for the accompanist, and that any cuts are properly

identified on the sheet music. Please bring a physical copy of your headshot and resume.


NOTE:  Some roles have already been cast. Please see character breakdown for available roles.




Broadway’s biggest musical farce, and winner of 9 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum takes comedy back to it’s roots, combining situations from the 2,000-year-old comedies of Roman playwright Plautus with the infectious energy of classic vaudeville.  


Senex (45 – 65):  An older man, but one still attracted to wine, women, and song, Senex is the perennially henpecked husband.  Must be able to sing and move, and have great comic timing.


Hero (17 – 25): The handsome son of Senex and Domina, Hero is a lovesick

juvenile who schemes with Pseudolus how he can win the hand (and body) of

Philia.  Must sing!


Lycus (25 – 65):  The owner of the brothel, Lycus is the snaky, slimy, lecherous

procurer of courtesans.  Must sing and have excellent comic timing.


Philia (17 – 25):   Still a virginal girl, she’s beautiful and young, and a little naïve.  

Must have soprano range.


The Proteans (17 – 30):  Three dynamic men who can sing, dance, play minor

roles, and (hopefully) be acrobatic.


The Courtesans (18 – 25):  Tintinabula, Panacea, The Geminae, Vibrata, Gymnasia.  All must dance, and be willing to do a bit of striptease (No nudity).



Auditions will be held by appointment on Tuesday and Wednesday, January 19 & 20, 2015 at Le Petit Theatre, 616 St. Peter Street, New Orleans, from 12:00-12:00pm-6:30pm.  Walk-in auditions will be accepted if time permits.

To schedule an audition, please email with a recent picture and résumé, the name of the role you are auditioning for, and your desired audition time.  We will email you back with a confirmation and preparation guidelines.  If you are unable to email, please call Clayton Shelvin, Associate Producer, at (504) 522-2081 x4



LE PETIT THÉÂTRE DU VIEUX CARRÉ Originally organized in 1916 as the New Orleans Chapter of the Drama League of America and one year later as the Drawing Room Players, Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Carré, one of the oldest theatres in the country, quickly became known as the place to see live theatre in the South. A 501(c)3 performing arts organization, Le Petit Theatre’s mission is to provide a wide range of quality theatrical productions and programming to entertain, enrich and educate the diverse population of the region and enhance the economic vitality of the city. 


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