A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Forum PicA Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart.

Inspired by the farces of the ancient Roman playwright Plautus (251–183 BC), specifically Pseudolus, Miles Gloriosus and Mostellaria, the musical tells the bawdy story of a slave named Pseudolus and his attempts to win his freedom by helping his young master woo the girl next door. The plot displays many classic elements of farce, including puns, the slamming of doors, cases of mistaken identity (frequently involving characters disguising themselves as one another), and satirical comments on social class. The title derives from the line that vaudeville comedians often used to begin a story: “A funny thing happened on the way to the theater”.

July 30 to August 11


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Book by: Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart
Music and Lyrics by: Stephen Sondheim
Originally Produced on Broadway by Harold S. Prince

Directed by: Frank Latson
Producing Artistic Director: Nancy Barry

Assistant Director / Choreographer: Iñaki Baldassarre

Production Stage Manger: Marisa M. Andrews
Musical Director: Mason Griffin
General Manager: Brittany Bara
Scenic Designer: Bill Aupperlee
Costume Designer: Erin Routh
Lighting Designer: Kasey Sheehan
Sound Designer: Adam Bates

Properties Master: Lindsay Sullivan

Technical Director: Butch Foley


Act 1

Comedy Tonight Love I Hear Free

Pretty Little Picture
Everybody Ought To Have a Maid I’m Calm
Bring Me My Bride

Act 2

Dirty Old Man
That’ll Show Him
Lovely (Reprise)
Comedy Tonight


Pseudolus, a slave to Hero- Thom Caska*

Hysterium, a slave to Senex & Domina – Mikey LoBalsamo
Senex, an old man – Tom Hallett
Domina, his wife – Corey Scheys
Hero, his son – Alex Hoff
Philia, a courtesan – Beka Burnham
Miles Gloriosus, a warrior – Chase Byrd
Marcus Lycus, a buyer and seller of courtesans –Iñaki Baldassarre
Erronius, an old man – Rod Singleton
Tintinabula, a courtesan – Colleen Carroll
Panacea, a courtesan – Kaycee Sawyer
The Geminae, courtesans – Monique LeFlore & Carla Martinez
Gymnasia, a courtesan – Tiffany Stoker
The Proteans – Malcolm BishopDeShawn Bowens, Henry McGinniss


Ben Montmagny: Asst.Stage Manager

Kelly Lynn Stukey: Costume Shop Supervisor
Kasey Sheehan: Master Electrician, Light Board Operator
Adam Bates: Sound Board Operator
Alyssa LeBlanc: Scenic Charge
Amanda Conkey: Run Crew
Sara Hill: Carpenter
Olivia Gavriel: Carpenter
Sam Gibbons: General Technician, Spot Light Operator
Jim Gocha: Spot Light Operator
Brianna Bowman: Stitcher/Wardrobe
Leah Mednick: Stitcher/Wardobe
John Findlay: Stage Management/Technical Intern


Brittany Bara: House Manager
Colleen Carroll: Production Assistant
Jamie Aznive: Box Office Manager
Angelica Potter: Box Office Associate
Kaycee Sawyer: Box Office Associate
Emily Wild: Box Office Associate


Mason Griffin: Conductor
David Carl: Keyboard
Anthony Varga: Bass


We would like to thank the following individuals and businesses who have helped make this production a success:

Dr. Robert Kozlow, Chuck & Sue Bates, Trish Temperino, Chris Wald and Inter-Lakes Maintenance Staff, Interlakes School District, Kathleen Hill, Wendy & Mike Sisto, The Gocha Family, Wally Borgen & Bud Dick, Susan Montmagny, Ginny & Frank Baudanza, Jason Cornelissen, Jean Alexander, Chris Kelly & Remax/Bayside Rentals, Anthony Varga, Preferred Vacation Rentals, The Ellingsons, Helen Robinson, Ethie Ritson, Donna Findlay, Tamara Stone, Ann Layman, Maggie Touhy, Davinci & Vincent & Charlotte Panetta, Marilyn Coffin