A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
the Broadway 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.
The performances are color-coded:
White = lots of seats available
Yellow = a popular show
Red = few seats left
Black = Sold Out
Tickets for this musical are $25 for regular admission, and $20 for students and seniors.