“A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” at First Avenue Playhouse

“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 First Avenue Playhouse
At First Avenue Playhouse
Performances ran
Friday, April 4, 2003 thru Saturday, May 3, 2003
Erronius.... Joseph Simonelli Has Bio
Gymnasia.... Laurie Zuccarelli-Melia Has Bio
Hero.... Tom Bruett
Hysterium.... Ben Bleefeld
Marcus Lycus.... Robert Kern
Miles Gloriosus.... Elliot Olschwang
Panacea.... Sandra Liddy Has Bio
Philia.... Joanna Lajewski
Pseudolus.... Paul Kellogg Has Bio
Senex.... Rick Makin
Vibrata.... Anne Chretien Kaufman
Domina.... Donna Jeanne Has Bio
Domina.... Jessica Kaley
Tintinnabula (Some Performances).... Patti O'Brien
Tintinnabula (Some Performances).... Karen Zilg
Protean.... James Steele
Protean.... Anthony Tolentino
Protean.... James Walsh
Directed by Joe Silk
Assistant Directed by Laurie Zuccarelli-Melia Has Bio
Choreography by Laurie Zuccarelli-Melia Has Bio
Produced by Joe Bagnole
Assistant Choreography by Karen Zilg
Costume Design by Valerie Von Iglau
Lighting Design by George McKulla
Musical Direction by Alan H. Rubenfeld
Set Designed by Wayne Emley Has Bio
Set Designed by Laurette Schiltsey
Properties by Donna Jeanne Has Bio
Note: These recording are not of the productions list here, but of Broadway or Hollywood versions.