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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
August 17 - August 25
Broadway’s greatest farce is light, fast-paced, witty, irreverent and one of the funniest musicals ever written. This show takes comedy back to its roots, combining situations from the time-tested, 2,000-year-old comedies of Roman playwright, Plautus, with the infectious energy of classic vaudeville.
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a nonstop laughfest 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.
This unforgettable musical allows a terrific ensemble of comedic actors and singers to shine – “something for everyone, a comedy tonight!”
Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart.
Five performances: Fri-Sat. Aug 17-18, 7:30 pm; Sun. Aug. 19, 3 pm; Fri-Sat. Aug. 24-25, 7:30 pm. Tickets $20