A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
by City Theatre Company
Aug. 28 - Sep. 20, 2015
Tragedy tomorrow, comedy tonight! Forum's joyous, musical romp through Rome has desperate lovers, scheming neighbors and secrets behind every toga. A Funny Thing is considered to be one of the best musicals ever written for the Broadway stage. Funny, fast-paced, witty, irreverent, it takes comedy back to its roots, combining situations from the time-tested humor of Roman playwrights with the infectious energy of classic vaudeville. 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, and a showgirl or two. This unforgettable musical features music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart. Something for everyone!
With R. Michael Clinkscales, Becky Musser, Richard Hall, Carl Gonzales, Jennifer Tucker, Kirk Kelso, Jeff Phillips, Phoebe West,Hanne Haide, Emily Villareal, Cherry Mendoza, Lariena Brown, Emily Nowsinger, Devin Adams, Bobby DiPasquale, Gregory Driscoll,Leroy Nieow. Ronnie Williams, Adrienne Brown, and Nicholas Gollihugh.
Directed by Missy Barnes and Joe Falocco.
Musical Direction by Clifford Bond.
August 28 - September 20, 2015
3823 Airport Boulevard
Austin, TX, 78722
Thursdays - Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 5:30, August 28 - September 20, 2015
Tickets $20 - 35 plus service fees via