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.

Performance Dates

Thursday, May 19, 7:30 pm
Friday, May 20, 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 21, 7:30 pm
Sunday, May 22, 2:00 pm
Friday, May 27, 7:30 pm - canceled
Saturday, May 28, 2:00 pm - canceled
Saturday, May 28, 7:30 pm - canceled
Sunday, May 29, 2:00 pm - canceled

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.

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Program (opens a new window)

Thanks to METRMag for a funny review. (opens a new window)

Pictures! Taken near or on the Way to the Forum. (opens a new window)


Pseudolus: Kevin Moylan
Senex: Chris Schmitt
Hysterium: Michael Celularo
Domina: Tracy Martino
Hero: Ian Flannery
Philia: Amanda Lanza
Miles Gloriosus: Stephen Murray
Marcus Lycus: Jeremy Darling
Erronius: Al Dano
Proteans: John Bausch, Rob Fossey, Ryan Hebert
Courtesans: Jessica Couture, Rosie Joubert, Olivia Lyerly, Kate Moylan, Stephanie Murin

Director: Dave Ludt
Music Director: John Leslie
Choreographer: Jacob Sewell