College sets auditions for ‘A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum’

01.14.2015 | By Rob Vanya

The San Jacinto College Central Campus theatre and film department will hold open public auditions for “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” a musical comedy based on the film of the same name.

The auditions will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 20, and on Wednesday, Jan. 21 at 6 p.m. on both dates in Slocomb Auditorium, located at 8060 Spencer Hwy., in Pasadena. The show calls for 30 male and female actors ages 16 and up. Singers and dancers are also needed. Prior theater experience is not necessary, and enrollment at the College is not required. Prepared materials are not required, and people auditioning should dress to move.

The musical is unique in that there are showcase moments for each female dancer and comedic actor. “Forum” is a non-stop laugh-fest in which Pseudolus, a crafty slave, 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.

Rehearsals will begin Jan. 22. Show dates are Feb. 25, 26, 27 and 28 at 7:30 p.m. There will be a Sunday matinee at 2:30 p.m. on March 1.

San Jacinto College offers theatre degrees and classes at the South and Central campuses. The Central Campus also offers classes in film and video production. For more information about fine arts programs at San Jacinto College, please visit

About San Jacinto College

Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. As an Achieving the Dream Leader College, San Jacinto College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of approximately 30,000 credit students. The College offers 186 degrees and certificates, with 46 technical programs and a university transfer division. Students benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success, and job training programs that are renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.

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