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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart

Directed by Stephen Kelsey

Inspired by the farces of the ancient Roman playwright Plautus (251–183 BC), specifically Pseudolus, Miles Gloriosus, and Mostellaria, the musical tells the bawdy story of a slave named Pseudolus and his attempts to win his freedom by helping his young master woo the girl next door. The plot displays many classic elements of farce, including puns, the slamming of doors, cases of mistaken identity (frequently involving characters disguising themselves as one another), and satirical comments on social class. The title derives from a line often used by vaudeville comedians to begin a story: "A funny thing happened on the way to the theater".

Performing May 24 - June 16, 2019

Please select a performance
Fri, May 24th, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Sat, May 25th, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Sun, May 26th, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Fri, May 31st, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Sat, Jun 1st, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Sun, Jun 2nd, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Fri, Jun 7th, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Sat, Jun 8th, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Sun, Jun 9th, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Fri, Jun 14th, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Sat, Jun 15th, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Sun, Jun 16th, 2019 at 2:00 pm