Upcoming Auditions

CTG practices an “open casting policy,” which means that all roles are always open, all are invited to audition, and newcomers are always welcome. Below are the upcoming shows for which auditions are scheduled, along with any available info about the show’s casting needs and requirements:






A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart
Directed by Kevern Cameron
Musical Director: Tracy Lee Witko
Choreographer: Roxanna Wagner

Something familiar, something peculiar, something for everyone: a comedy tonight! is the promise of Broadway’s most loved musical farce. Pseudolus, the Roman slave attempts to win his freedom by helping his master woo the pretty girl next door. But the road to romance is never smooth, as our crafty hero dodges a riotous succession of stunning surprises, mistaken identities, wild chases, bawdy humor, and zany characters—all in the pursuit of love and freedom! This fast-paced, witty and irreverent romp features infectious tunes and laugh out loud lyrics by musical theatre legend Stephen Sondheim. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum may be a 50 year-old musical based on 2000 year-old plays, but it remains a breath of fresh comic air, perfect for a summer evening!

Performances:

June 30 - July 16, 2017

Auditions:

Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 2:00 PM

Monday, May 1, 2017 at 7:30 PM

Audition Instructions:

Those auditioning should prepare 16-32 bars of a song in the style of Forum. Please bring your own sheet music in the appropriate key with cuts marked. All the actors should be prepared to "move". The courtesans will have to "dance".

Audition Sides:

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Forum 1, Senex, Domina, Hysterium
Forum 2, Hero, Lycus, Pseudolus
Forum 3 Hero, Philia
Forum 4 Hysterium, Pseudolus
Forum 5 Philia, Senex, Pseudolus
FORUM 6 Erronius, Hysterium, Pseudolus
FORUM 7 Pseudolus, Lycus
FORUM 8 Miles, Pseudolus
Character Breakdown


Shows For Days

By Douglas Carter Beane
Directed by Roseann Ruggiero

It’s May 1973 when a young man wanders into a dilapidated community theater in Reading, PA. The company members welcome him with open arms, perhaps only because they need a set painter! He then proceeds to soak up all the idealism and craziness that comes with being part of a struggling theater company with big dreams. A comedy, written by Douglas Carter Beane, who is known for; The Nance, Sister Act, The Little Dog Laughed, As Bees In Honey Drown, and many others. According to the playwright, "This story isn’t the truth. It’s the only way I know how to tell the truth, which is through fiction.”

Performances:

September 8 - 24, 2017

Auditions:

Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 2:00 PM

Monday, July 10, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Audition Instructions:

Readings will be from the script. Actors should familiarize with sides posted on the website. SHOWS FOR DAYS – CHARACTER BREAKDOWN Car (25-35) Playwright of this memory play. The actor portraying Car must have capacity to play 14 without using make-up or gimmicks and must be able to engage the audience directly as himself at both ages. Irene (50-60) A true diva of the highest order and a master manipulator, emotional and otherwise. Sid (40-50) The overall-wearing female stage manager – all backstage business Maria (20-30) The insecure ingénue – just having fun Clive (30-45) The leading man of color who is perhaps a bigger Diva than Irene Damien (25-35) The sexy waiter recruited to be the new leading who has designs of his own

Audition Sides:

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SHOWS FOR DAYS - CAR Sides
SHOWS FOR DAYS DAMIEN-CAR Sides
SHOWS FOR DAYS - IRENE Sides
SHOWS FOR DAYS-SID-IRENE-CAR Sides
SHOWS FOR DAYS AUDITION GROUP 1
SHOWS FOR DAYS AUDITION GROUP 2
SHOWS FOR DAYS AUDITION GROUP 3
Character Breakdown