Vero Beach Theatre Guild, the 61-year-old Community Theatre, is holding auditions for eight men and eight women ages 18-70 to appear in the musical comedy “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” with book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbert and music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.
Auditions will be held Saturday December 17, 18 and 20 at 7 pm at the Vero Beach Theatre Guild located at 2020 San Juan Avenue, Vero Beach. Performances of the musical comedy are scheduled for March 12-24, 2019.
Sondheim’s musical romp through Rome has desperate lovers, scheming neighbors and secrets behind every toga. One of Broadway’s greatest farces is light, fast-paced, witty, irreverent and one of the funniest musicals.”
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” takes comedy back to its roots, combining 2000-year-old comedies of Roman playwright Plautus with the infectious energy of class...
In Charles Dickens’ novella “A Christmas Carol,” Ebenezer Scrooge is a mean, sour, cheap old business partner. Tom Mula’s comic play “Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol” begins with Jacob Marley chained and shackled in a hellish eternity. To free himself, he must redeem Scrooge and in the process he redeems himself but not without a lot of laughs in between.
This two-hour comic play, performed Friday at 7:30 pm Dec. 7, Saturday at 2 pm Dec. 8 and Sunday at 2 pm Dec. 9, is an Apron Series Reader’s production. Actor’s read from scripts but move around the stage to add to the entertainment.
Patti Hall will direct the play and Scott Freshley, in the title role, leads a cast of Jeffery Barkwell, Paul Williams, Don Keeper, Claude Cooper, Jerry Reichert and Jeff Hall. Sam and Katrin Peck are sponsors of the comedy play.
“Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol” is the perfect way to begin the holiday season. This delightful tale slip...