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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart
J.W. Morrissette, director
Michael Tilley and Justin M. Brauer, music directors

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum remains one of Broadway’s greatest musical farces. With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, this 1962 Tony Award-winning, slapstick comedy combines the plays of ancient Roman comedian Plautus with the whimsical vaudevillian genius of modern musical theatre. Illinois Theatre will adopt a uniquely 21st-century lens in exploring how comedy has changed through the centuries and how this classic lives on today’s stage. To quote Prologus, our host for the show: “Something familiar, Something peculiar, Something for everyone —a comedy tonight!”

Event Details

Colwell Playhouse
Th Oct 18, 2018 - 7:30pm
Fr Oct 19, 2018 - 7:30pm
Sa Oct 20, 2018 - 7:30pm
Th Oct 25, 2018 - 7:30pm
Fr Oct 26, 2018 - 7:30pm
Sa Oct 27, 2018 - 7:30pm
Su Oct 28, 2018 - 3:00pm
Pick Five+: 24 / SC 23 / STU 15 / UI & YTH 10 Single: 25 / SC 24 / STU 15 / UI & YTH 10 Illinois Theatre Series (4+ events) Price per show: 23 / SC 22 / STU 13 / UI & YTH 8