News About A FUNNY THING...FORUM at OPERA HOUSE PLAYERS
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 2/15 - MY VERY OWN BRITISH INVASION, THE MUSIC MAN, and More!
February 15, 2019
BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature MY VERY OWN BRITISH INVASION, THE MUSIC MAN, and More! (more...)
BWW Review: The Opera House Players' A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM
February 10, 2019
As the opening number 'Comedy Tonight' states, A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, the classic musical from Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, aims to have 'something familiar, something peculiar, and something for everyone.' And while, in 2019, this remains mostly true, the bawdy farce, written almost 57 years ago, does raise some eyebrows in today's #metoo world. That said, the production of FORUM currently being produced by the Opera House Players at the Enfield Annex (their temporary home in Enfield, CT) is fun, energetic and high-spirited. (more...)
The Opera House Players Presents A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM
January 12, 2019
The Opera House Players presents A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM at the Enfield Annex (Formerly Fermi High School) 124 N Maple St, Enfield CT 06082, on Feb 8 - 24th (Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm). (more...)
"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 life's troubles. "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. The result 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.