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Monday, October 5, 2015

Old Library Theatre to present ‘A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum’


Fair Lawn Recreation Department's resident theater company, Old Library Theatre, is proud to present Sondheim’s joyous, musical romp through Rome - A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM.

The show has it all - desperate lovers, scheming neighbors and secrets behind every toga. 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 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. It’s 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, hysterical musical has “something for everyone, a comedy tonight!” Winner of five 1963 Tony Awards, including Best Musical!
Book by Burt Shevelove & Larry Gelbart. Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Directed by Paul Morin. Musical Direction by Anthony Bevilacqua. Choreography by Mariel Letourneau. Produced by Linda Wielkotz, Angela Vida and Charleen Trimble.

Featuring Ann Alfano, Brendan Bartlett, Jason Bischak, Briana Burnside, Helena Chaves, Chris Gatterdam, Meera Jones, Cara Medwick, AJ Meeker, Staci Morin, Brett Petersen, Chad Poz, Shayna Rives, Emma Lee Roddy, Samantha Sannazzaro, Don Sheffrin, Katrina Tutschek, John Villa, and Thomas Winkler.

Friday, October 23, 8:00pm
Saturday, October 24, 8:00pm
Sunday, October 25, 2:00pm
Friday, October 30, 8:00pm
Saturday, October 31, 8:00pm
Sunday, November 1, 2:00pm
General Admission. Adults $20. Students/seniros $18. Children under 12 $10. For tickets, call 973.OLT.4420 or visit

Old Library Theatre (OLT)

10-10 20th St, Fair Lawn, New Jersey 07410

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