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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Visual & Performing Arts: Theatre

Auditions Announced for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

The Antelope Valley College Theatre Arts Department is holding auditions for Stephen Sondheim’s A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum on Saturday, February 1, beginning at noon, with callback auditions on Sunday, February 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  All auditions will take place in the AVC Performing Arts Theatre, 3041 West Avenue K, Lancaster, CA 93536.    

Auditions are open to all, including actors, singers, dancers, clowns, improv players, comedians, and theatre-lovers.  A variety of hilarious roles are available for men and women. The AVC Theatre Arts Department encourages actors of any age, ethnicity, or physical ability to audition. Previous theatre experience is not necessary.

It is recommended to arrive wearing comfortable clothes and footwear, and be prepared to tell a “clean” joke or story and to sing.  If desired, bring a résumé, headshot, 1-minute comic monologue, and 16-bars of a song from a musical (plus sheet music for accompanist).

Winner of several Tony Awards, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is musical comedy at its best. With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Forum is a non-stop laugh-fest. The plot twists and turns with cases of mistaken identity, slamming doors, young lovers, cunning servants, brave soldiers and plenty of beautiful showgirls. “This unforgettable, hysterical musical allows a terrific ensemble of comedic actors to shine—‘something for everyone, a comedy tonight!’"- Music Theatre International

In his Antelope Valley College directorial debut, Ken Merckx stages this anything-goes, delightfully entertaining musical theatre romp! In a time of high gas prices, power plant debates, and police car chases, come on out and participate in a rollicking good time and be a part of making people laugh!

The Antelope Valley College Theatre Arts Department, with special arrangement through Music Theatre International (MTI), will perform A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum May 1-4, 2014 at the AVC Performing Arts Theatre.  

For additional information please visit the Antelope Valley College Theatre Arts Department Facebook page or contact Jonet Leighton at 661-722-6300, ext. 6393 or

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