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A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM

Directed by: Jennifer Werner

Book by: Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart
Music & Lyrics by: Stephen Sondheim

PSEUDOLUS Male or Female-Identifying Age 35-60 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, vocal range: A2- A4.
HERO Male-Identifying Age 20-30 the handsome 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, vocal range B2-G4.
PHILIA Female-Identifying Early 20’s a virgin courtesan-in-training in the House of Lycus whom we also find out is Erronius' daughter. She is promised to Miles, but loves Hero and promises he will always have her heart. Young, pretty, not to bright, devoted, an archetypal ingénue, vocal range B3- G5.
SENEX Male-Identifying 45-60 an old man still attracted to wine, women, and song. Father to Hero and henpecked husband to Domina, vocal range B2-G4.
DOMINIA Female-Identifying 40-50 Senex's wife, outwardly controlling, demanding, and manipulative, but who also loves her husband deep down, vocal range B3-F5.
HYSTERIUM Male-Identifying 30-55 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, vocal D4-G5.
MILES GLORIOSUS Male-identifying 25-35 the archetype of the braggart soldier, a captain in the Roman army to whom Marcus Lycus has promised Philia. Commanding, boastful, manly, and strong, vocal range B3- F5.
MARCUS LYCUS Male-identifying 35-50 the owner of the house of Courtesans, always out to make a profit, but also wants to provide good on what his business offers, vocal range A3-F5.
ERRONIUS Male-identifying 45+ A befuddled old man, who is partially blind, searching for his lost children, vocal range B2-G4.
COURTESANS (GYMNASIA, TINTINABULA, GEMINAE TWINS, PANACEA, VIBRATA) Female-identifying 20-35 the women of the House of Lycus, the neighborhood brothel. Must be gorgeous, sexy, and alluring. Every man’s fantasy. Must be fantastic dancers, good singers, and have comedic timing. Gymnastics/acrobatic skills a plus, all ethnicities.
PROTEANS Male-identifying 20-40 versatile actors who can play multiple roles including slaves, citizens, soldiers and eunuchs. Dance ability a plus, athletic, acrobatic, and tumbling skills a plus. Must be good singers

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SWEET CHARITY

Directed by: Marcos Santana

Book by: Neil Simon
Music by: Cy Coleman
Lyrics by: Dorothy Fields

CHARITY HOPE VALENTINE (FEMALE, 20-35, LATIN-X) Down-on-her-luck, but always hopeful. A dancehall hostess who dreams of finding true love. Determined, fun, quirky, funny, despairing, optimistic. Must be a very strong dancer.  Alto/Mezzo (E3-C#5)
HELENE (FEMALE, 20-35, AFRICAN AMERICAN) Sultry and sassy dancer at the Fandango Ballroom; one of Charity’s best friends. Been around the block a bit. Straight talking, feisty, confident, and streetwise. Must be a strong dancer. Mezzo with a big belty sound (F3-C#5)
NICKIE (FEMALE, 30-45, ANY ETHNICITY) Brassy New Yorker, dancer at the Fandango Ballroom. One of Charity’s close friends. She has seen it all and is quick to offer advice to Charity and the other girls. Must be a very strong dancer. Mezzo with a strong belt (F3-C#5)
OSCAR LINDQUIST (MALE, 25-40, ANY ETHNICITY) A square, claustrophobic, educated, well spoken, shy, repressed and gawky man. Works as an actuary (the most boring job in the world). A reluctant romantic. Strong physical comedy. Vocal Range: (B2-Gb4)
VITTORIO VIDAL (MALE, 30-45, WHITE) Very handsome, international film star. Italian. Knows his place in the world. Charismatic and authoritative. Has a way with the ladies and hot headed wife named Ursula. Baritone with an operatic sound (Bb2-G4)
HERMAN (MALE, 35-55, ANY ETHNICITY) Owner of Fandango Ballroom. A tough taskmaster. Grizzled and annoyed at everything but with a heart of gold. Must be a strong tenor (E3-B4)
URSULA MARCH/ENSEMBLE (FEMALE, 25-35, ANY ETHNICITY) Beautiful, hot headed and jealous wife of Italian movie star, Vittorio Vidal. A flair for the dramatic. Must be a strong dancer
DADDY BRUBECK/ENSEMBLE (MALE, 25-40, AFRICAN AMERICAN) A true hippie, founder and leader of the Rhythm of Life Church. A spiritual, enigmatic, but laid back kind of guy. Must be a strong dancer (C3-E4)
FEMALE/MALE ENSEMBLE (25-40, ANY ETHNICITY) strong performers who can play multiple featured roles with ease. Must sing well and be very strong dancers.  From the ensemble we will be selecting two singers for the following parts; SOLO TENOR (F#3-D#4) and ROSIE (A3- Bb4).

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OLIVER!

Directed by: Denis Jones

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Lionel Bart

OLIVER TWIST An orphan workhouse boy, age range 8-13, singer (smooth boyish soprano). British (not cockney) accent, bright and innocent. 
ARTFUL DODGER A street kid, age range 13-18, good singer/dancer. Cockney accent. Very energetic, highly personable, funny, intelligent and savvy beyond his years. Fagin’s “right hand man”
FAGIN Middle aged male leader of a children’s band of thieves age 40-60s. Good singer, cockney accent. Cockney accent. Described as devious, a user, sly fox, con man, but very personable.
NANCY When she was younger she worked for Fagin, now a barmaid. Age range 20s-40. Singer (good belt) with movement skills. Cockney accent. Good heart, intelligent, longs for a better life.
BILL SYKES Also worked for Fagin when he was a youth now a feared master criminal. Age range 20s-40. Cockney accent. Baritone-Bass. A sociopath and killer who looks out only for himself.
MR. BUMBLE The Master of the Workhouse, age range 30s-50s. Strong singer (legit tenor) Cockney accent. A large, pompous and corrupt bureaucrat.
WIDOW CORNEY The Mistress of the Workhouse, age range 30s-50s. Good singer (soprano/belt). Cockney accent. Sharp tongued, also corrupt.
MR SOWERBERRY/MR BROWNLOW Mr Sowerberry is a creepy alcoholic undertaker who buys Oliver from Bumble to work in the funeral home as a coffin follower. Brownlow is a kindly upper class older gentleman. Age range 40s-60, good singer (baritone)
MRS SOWERBERRY/OLD SALLY Mrs Sowerberry is the undertaker’s wife, cockney accent, severe, more business savvy than her husband. Old Sally is an elderly pauper who served as the nurse at Oliver’s birth. 30s-40s cockney accent, good singer (mezzo)
CHARLOTTE/MRS BEDWIN Sowerberry’s daughter in her late teens, torments Oliver while flirtatious with Noah Claypool. Cockney accent. Mrs Bedwin is a British housekeeper who works for Mr. Brownlow. Warm personality. 20-30

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