SLO REP will kick off the 2018-2019 Season with A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM a musical romp through Rome featuring desperate lovers, scheming neighbors and the music of Stephen Sondheim. A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM runs Aug. 10-Sept. 9, Wednesdays?Sundays at 7 pm and Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm.
Winner of the 1963 Tony Award for Best Musical
Sondheim’s joyous, musical romp through Rome has desperate lovers, scheming neighbors and secrets behind every toga!
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a nonstop laugh-fest in which Pseudolus, a crafty slave, struggles to win the hand of a beautiful 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 of course, a showgirl or two along the way.
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 the time-tested, 2000-year-old comedies of Roman playwright, Plautus, with the infectious energy of classic vaudeville, incomparable music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and hilarious book by Larry Gelbart and Burt Shevelove.