A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, a comedy (tonight)
Book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart; Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Broadway's greatest farce is light, fast-paced, witty, irreverent, and one of the funniest musicals ever written. A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum takes comedy back to its roots, combining farce from time-tested, 2000 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 non-stop laugh-fest.
While his Lord and Lady are away, Pseudolus, a crafty slave, in exchange for his freedom, struggles to win the hand of a beautiful but seemingly slow-witted courtesan named Philia, for his young master, Hero. The plot twists and turns with cases of mistaken identity, slamming doors, and a showgirl or two, along with desperate lovers, scheming neighbors and a secret behind every toga.