A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum: Musical Info & Synopsis


Synopsis:

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum follows the story of Pseudolus, a slave who is determined to win his freedom. When he learns that his master’s son is in love with a courtesan from the house next door, Pseudolus seizes the opportunity to help them unite. As chaos unfolds, the audience is treated to wordplay, fast-paced antics, and a parade of eccentric characters.


Musical Information

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1962)

Cast Size: 10+

Genre: Comedy

Setting: BCE / Italy (Rome)


Creative Team

Music/Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim

Book: Burt Shevelove, Larry Gelbart


Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (1962)➝


Resources

Audition Songs: Theatre Trip

Licensing: Music Theatre International➝

Sheet Music: Amazon➝


Tags

1960s, Classic, Comedic, Original, PopularTony Award


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