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Saturday, April 30, 2016

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum next week at The Strollers of Maplewood




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 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 allows a terrific ensemble of comedic actors to shine--"something for everyone, a comedy tonight!"

Book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Director - Lisa Dascoli
Musical Directior - Michael Wada
Choreographer - Danielle Tyler
Co-Stage Manager - Kelley Blessing
Co-Stage Manager - Petra Seirmarco
Producer - Fran Shultz

Cast

Ann Alfano - Vibrata
Jeff Andrew - Erronius
Kelley Blessing - Protean
Jim Coe - Pseudolus
Elisabeth Erdmann -Tintinabula
Frank Favata - Senex
Scott Manginelli - Miles Gloriosus
Megan McGinley - Panacea
John Mendlovitz - Protean
Josh Miller - Hysterium
Alexandria Pascucci - Gemina
Melissa Pascucci - Gemina
John Rodriguez - Marcus Lycus
Katie Steel - Protean
Danielle Tyler - Gymnasia
Paul White - Hero
Nell White - Philia
Michelle Womack - Domina

Performances

Friday, May 6, 2016, 8pm
Saturday, May 7, 2016, 8pm
Sunday, May 8, 2016, 2:30 pm

Friday, May 13, 2016, 8pm
Saturday, May 14, 2016, 8pm
Sunday, May 15, 2016, 2:30 pm

Friday, May 20, 2016, 8pm
Saturday, May 21, 2016, 8pm

All performances take place at:
The Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts
10 Durand Road
Maplewood, NJ 07040

Tickets are $25 for general admission and $20 for seniors/students. Go to www.thestrollers.org for all tickets and information.

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