A Funny Thing Happened
on the Way to the Forum

A Musical by Stephen Sondheim

Based on the plays of Plautus, this musical with a book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, the plot concerns a young hero, named Hero, who has fallen in love with a courtesan from next door. He promises freedom to his slave, Pseudolus, in exchange for the girl. A Funny Thing is out of the ordinary in that the songs' function is not to advance the plot or to illuminate character, but rather to give the audience a vaudevillian break from the breakneck pace of the farcical plot. Includes the songs "Comedy Tonight" and "Everybody Ought to Have a Maid."

Performance Schedule
May 2004
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

8:00 pm
8:00 pm
8:00 pm
2:00 pm
8:00 pm
8:00 pm
8:00 pm
Sold Out!

The days in the calendar are color-coded:
White Plenty of seats were available
Yellow A popular performance, but seats were available
Red A very popular show, very few seats were available

Directed by Dave Ludt, with musical direction by Jeff Kempskie, the cast of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum included
Pseudolus Michael Lapomardo
Hero Ari Lew
Senex Joel Hersh
Domina Lela Male
Marcus Lycus Ron Parello
Hysterium John Bausch
Miles Gloriosus Nick Adams
Philia Grace Sumner
Erronius John Gorgone
Proteans Doug Beller, Alex Channell, Ken Gagne
 Tintinnabula Jane Becker
 Panacea Crystal Collins
 Geminae Twins Lauren Bailey, Nattie Kirsch
 Vibrata Sara Williams
 Gymnasia Kristin Buma
Check out some promotional pictures of the Forumites.

Thanks to the Worcester Telegram for a kind review (subscription required) in the 18 May edition on page C5.

Here is the online edition of the Program (900kb).    (Adobe Acrobat reader is required.)

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