‘A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum’
Book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Inspired by the farces of the ancient Roman playwright Plautus, and combined with the infectious energy of classic vaudeville, this musical romp through Rome includes desperate lovers, mistaken identities, scheming neighbors, slamming doors, and secrets behind every toga.
Pseudolus, a crafty slave, aims to earns his freedom from his young master, Hero, by winning for him the heart of a beautiful virgin, Philia. The task, however, is not as easy as it seems. Philia is a courtesan from the neighboring house of Marcus Lycus, and has already been promised to Miles Gloriosus, a Captain in the Roman army. Undeterred, Pseudolus devises a clever scheme to sneak Philia away. But the plan becomes more and more complicated as others get involved: Hero’s parents Senex and Domina, who return home early from a trip; their slave Hysterium, the chief slave of the household; their other neighbor Erronius, returning from a long and unfruitful search for his two children who were kidnapped in infancy by pirates; and the other captivating courtesans of the house of Lycus: Tintinabula, Panacea, Vibrata, Gymnasia, and the Geminae Twins.
Winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Author, and considered one of Broadway’s greatest farces, this fast-paced, witty, irreverent and hysterical show has “something for everyone, a comedy tonight!” Presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International.
Pseudolus – Jacob Patrick
Hero – Kolton Collins
Philia – Gill Hope Thornton
Senex – Carl Nubile
Domina – Lauren Willard
Hysterium – Patrick Burke
Marcus Lycus – Mike Burke
Miles Gloriosus – Jason McKinney
Erronius – Jeff Jackson
Tintinabula – TBD
Panacea – Melissa Lawrence
Vibrata – Margaret Mininger
Gymnasia – TBD
The Geminae – TBD
Proteans – April Eddinger, Annette Easter, Laura Lynne Frazier, Ellen Moore, Ellen Newman, Tim Pavlik
Directed by John Rushton
Music Director: Dr. Robert Frazier
Stage Manager: Becky Burke
$17 for adults,
$14 for seniors (60+) and teachers,
$12 for students.
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