A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM
Lighthouse Festival Theatre‘s 2017 Community Show Auditions
Port Dover, ON (October 11, 2016): Lighthouse Festival Theatre will present Stephen Sondheim’s riotously funny, Tony award winning hit A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM as it’s seventh annual community show for 2017. Broadway’s greatest farce is light, fast-paced, witty, irreverent and one of the funniest musicals ever written. A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM takes comedy back to its roots, combining situations from time-tested, 2000-year-old comedies of Roman playwright, Plautus, with the infectious energy of classic vaudeville.
This outrageous and sexy musical follows Pseudolus, a crafty slave, who struggles to win the hand of a beautiful, but slow-witted, courtesan named Philia for his young master, Hero, in exchange for freedom. The plot twists and turns with cases of mistaken identity, slamming doors and a showgirl or two.
Artistic Director Derek Ritschel will direct the ensemble, with music direction by Tony Proracki and choreography by Kiri-Lynn Muir. Auditions will be held at the theatre, 247 Main St. Port Dover, on November 2nd from 6pm to 9pm. Ritschel is seeking 21 actors, from 14 years and up. He asks that everyone prepare a one-minute song and be expected to read. Auditions must be booked in advance by contacting Lighthouse’s box office team at 519-583-2221.
“I’m always looking for shows that will entertain the audience and be a great deal of fun to create. This show hits those two wish list items with a rubber anvil!” Ritschel shares.
Lighthouse Festival Theatre is a registered charity and will invest the revenues of the community show into the ongoing improvements of the theatre. The generous support from patrons and donors allows Lighthouse to continue providing Norfolk County with the highest calibre of professional theatre every season. A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM will run for eight performances from Thursday April 20 to Sunday April 30, 2017.
About Lighthouse Festival Theatre
Lighthouse Festival Theatre is one of Ontario’s leading professional summer theatres. Located in beautiful lakeside Port Dover, Lighthouse presents 5 main stage productions, one Young Company production and a Season Topper tribute show during their main season from May to September.
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