A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
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 situations 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 nonstop laughfest in which Pseudolus, a crafty slave, struggles to win the hand of a beautiful, but slow-witted, courtesan named Philia for his young master, Hero, in exchange for freedom. The plot twists and turns with cases of mistaken identity, slamming doors and a showgirl or two.
With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, this musical’s original 1962 Broadway run won several Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Book. Successful revivals of the musical were done in 1972 and in 1996 both winning additional Tonys.
Saturday, November 17, 2018
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost: Tickets are $18 ($16 for Seniors/Students/Active and Retired Military, $8 for children).
Community Players Theatre
201 Robinhood Ln
Bloomington IL 61701