Book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Originally produced on Broadway by Harold Prince
Directed by Suzy Newman
Musical Direction by Mark Robertshaw
Choreography by Drew Silvaggio
Costume Design by Randal Sumabat
Scenic Design by David Linfield
Lighting Design by Kevin Harris
August 10 – September 9, 2018
Wed-Sun @ 7 pm Sat & Sun @ 2 pm
Winner of the 1963 Tony Award for Best Musical
Sondheim’s joyous, musical romp through Rome has desperate lovers, scheming neighbors and secrets behind every toga!
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a nonstop laugh-fest in which Pseudolus, a crafty slave, struggles to win the hand of a beautiful 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 of course, a showgirl or two along the way.
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 the time-tested, 2000-year-old comedies of Roman playwright, Plautus, with the infectious energy of classic vaudeville, incomparable music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and hilarious book by Larry Gelbart and Burt Shevelove.
Please Note: Our box office and lobby open one hour before show time. Please arrive early and allow extra time for parking, especially on Thursday nights when the SLO Farmers Market is in full swing. Due to the intimate nature of our theatre, late seating is NOT guaranteed. Please see our Late Seating Policy for more information.
RyLo Media Design, Ryan Loyd
Something familiar, something peculiar, something for everyone, a comedy TONIGHT!”
– Pseudolus & Company
Mitchell Lam Hau
The Bostrom Family, In Memory of Bob Bostrom
Joy Swann & Matthew Cottle
Show Director Sponsor
Musical Director Sponsor
Ellie & Jermaine Washington
Toast of the Town
Toast of the Town
Presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com.