A Funny thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

04/16/2020 - 04/20/2020 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Monmouth University Woods Theatre
370 Cedar Avenue
West Long Branch, NJ 07764


MU Players present their sixth annual student produced musical, featuring a celebration of student performers, directors, choreographers, and designers.

 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.

Steven Sondheim’s A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a nonstop laughfest in which Pseudolus, a crafty slave, struggles to win the hand of a beautiful, but slow-witted, 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 a showgirl or two.