Stephen Sondheim’s joyous, musical romp through Ancient Rome has desperate lovers, scheming neighbors, and secrets behind every toga. Broadway’s greatest farce is light, fast-paced, witty, irreverent, and one of the funniest musicals ever written, taking comedy back to its roots by 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 non-stop laugh-fest 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, a fake funeral, a chase that involves the entire cast and a showgirl or two.
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Burt Shevelove & Larry Gelbart
Originally produced on Broadway by Harold S. Prince
The third time around! This is Community Players’ third time to produce the Tony-Award winning musical of 1962. “A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum.” “Forum” was the second production of the 96th season. The show had initally been performed in 1982 and again in 2000. The current production was well reviewed with praise for the music and the performers. This production featured first-time director Cristen Monson and a first-time producing credit for Players’ Veteran Scott Myers.