A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Book by BURT SHEVELOVE and LARRY GELBART
Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM
Originally Produced on Broadway by Harold S. Prince.
Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia).
All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.
RICHMOND SCHOOL OF ARTS
November 2 - 23, 2019
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.
This unforgettable, hysterical musical allows a terrific ensemble of comedic actors to shine – “something for everyone, a comedy tonight!”
CAST & CREW
Matt Barry | Pseudolus
Ben Wilson-Hill | Senex
Cath Simpson | Domina
Ethan Fitzpatrick | Hysterium
James Warren-Smith | Hero
Jacqueline Attard | Philia
Sean Duff | Erronius
Aurel Vasilescu | Marcus Lycus
Peter Gollop/Nick Noel | Miles Gloriosus
Madz O'Hare, Paige Peters | Geminaes
Anwen Gregory | Gymnasia
Ashleigh Grimshaw | Panacea
Irene Toro | Tintintabula
Catherine Gregory &
Nellie Grimshaw | Proteans
Diane Wilson| DIRECTOR
Greg Crease | MUSICAL DIRECTOR
Emma Joseph | CHOREOGRAPHER
Neil McKenzie | PRODUCER
Catherine Gregory | ASST. DIRECTOR
Nellie Grimshaw | STAGE MANAGER
Dianne McKenzie | COSTUMES
Andrew McMaster | SET DESIGN
Samantha O'Hare | PUBLICITY
Reece Green | MAKEUP
Anne Duff | FRONT of HOUSE