A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Carrollwood Players Theatre presents A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Originally Produced on Broadway by Harold S. Prince
Based on the plays of Plautus
A CWP Mainstage Musical
Directed by Brooke West
September 9th – October 1st, 2022
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.
Sundays at 2 p.m.
Sundays at 2 p.m.
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 time-tested, 2000-year-old comedies of Roman playwright, Plautus, with the infectious energy of classic vaudeville.
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, 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.
This unforgettable, hysterical musical has “something for everyone, a comedy tonight!”
Presented with the support the Arts Council of Hillsborough County and the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners.
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International. www.mtishows.com
Adults: $29.00 each
Student, Senior, Military: $26.00 each (please be prepared to present ID upon arrival)
Groups: 10 or more tickets, purchased in same transaction, all ages: $25.00 each.
Ticket prices may be higher for our most popular performance dates.
Subject to availability, tickets may be purchased at the door. Add $2 to ticket price.
Theatre For All:
Carrollwood Players offers a limited number of free tickets to every performance for low income families receiving Florida SNAP benefits. For more information, visit https://carrollwoodplayers.org/theatreforall/