“A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” at East Brunswick Community Players

“A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum”
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Larry Gelbart & Burt Shevelove

"Tragedy tomorrow, comedy tonight!" Broadway's greatest farce is light, fast-paced, witty, irreverent and one of the funniest musicals ever written - the perfect escape from live's troubles. Based on the plays "Miles glorious", "Pseudolus", and "Mostellaria" by Plautus (251-183 B.C.), the show is a non-stop laugh-fest in which a crafty slave (Pseudolus) struggles to win the hand of a beautiful but slow-witted courtesan (Philia) for his young master (Hero), in exchange for freedom.

Performed by East Brunswick Community Players
At Playhouse 22
Performances ran
Friday, September 14, 2001 thru Saturday, October 6, 2001
Domina.... Sheila Diehm Has Bio
Erronius.... Bill Hagen
Hero.... Theodore R. Clement
Hysterium.... Wayne Harris Has Bio
Marcus Lycus.... Jay Casale
Miles Gloriosus.... Adam Fitting Has Bio Has photo
Philia.... Jennifer Leta
Pseudolus.... Mark Ilardi Has Bio
Senex.... Bob Dumpert
Protean.... Eric Branda Has Bio
Protean.... Patrick Gianotto
Protean.... Keith Sampino Has Bio
Courtesan.... Wendy Berness
Courtesan.... Melissa Lea Dennen Has Bio
Courtesan.... Greta Gingrich Has Bio
Courtesan.... Amanda Newell
Courtesan.... Karen Zilg
Directed by Mary Lynn Dobson
Choreography by Jeannette Marrero Has Bio Has photo
Produced by Peter Riga, Jr Has Bio
Produced by Jay Sundell Has Bio
Stage Managed by Barbara Gianotto
Musical Direction by Kenneth Howard Has Bio
Set Designed by Jim Parks, Sr. Has Bio
Note: These recording are not of the productions list here, but of Broadway or Hollywood versions.