Book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Originally Produced on Broadway by Harold S. Prince
Choreography by Denis Jones
Directed by Jessica Stone
Joan and Robert Rechnitz Theater
"Laugh-out-loud funny" - Two River Times
"simply a blast" - The Star-Ledger
"extraordinarily entertaining" - Michael Musto, OUT Magazine
"a top-notch cast" - TheaterMania.com
an "uproarious gem" - BroadwayWorld.com
"a tour de force" - NJ Arts Maven
Something for everyone…a Comedy Tonight! Kick off your Holiday Season with Broadway’s greatest musical farce, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Director Jessica Stone (Absurd Person Singular) takes audiences on a hilarious romp through Ancient Rome with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and an all-male troupe of gifted comic actors. Join us for loads of laughter and chaos when Pseudolus, an ambitious (but somewhat lousy) slave, tries to win his freedom by playing matchmaker for his innocent young master. With blustering generals, anxious sidekicks and courtesans to contend with, it won’t be an easy task!
Cast: Paul Castree, Eddie Cooper, Tom Deckman, Christopher Fitzgerald, Kevin Isola, David Josefsberg, Max Kumangai, Graham Rowat, Manny Stark, Bobby Conte Thornton, David Turner & Michael Urie.
Approximate runtime including one 15-minute intermission: 2 hours, 20 minutes.
Sponsored by Riverview Medical Center.