Date(s) - 02/16/2014
Co-Directed by Tamarah Ashton, “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” takes comedy back to its beginnings in ancient Rome. Pseudolus (played by troupe founder and veteran comic actor Gabriel Babaloo Vega) is a Roman slave who will do almost anything to gain his freedom. The wild ride begins when Pseudolus is left in charge of his master’s young son, Hero (the energetic well voiced Jeff Berg), who has fallen madly in love with a beautiful courtesan, Philia (the lovely and talented Dawn Notagiacomo). Pseudolus is promised his freedom if he can convince Philia to marry Hero and then the strong ensemble cast is off to the races.
With its unforgettable zany characters, a hysterical, perfectly constructed and Tony Award winning book by Larry Gelbart (MASH and City Of Angels) and Burt Shevelove, and witty Stephen Sondheim songs, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” has long been recognized as one of Broadway’s funniest musical comedies. The original 1962 Broadway production also garnered several other Tonys including best musical.