The Muny's production of Stephen Sondheim, Larry Gelbart, and Burt Shevelove's A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum opened last night, and a new batch of photos from the musical comedy has been released. Gary Griffin directs the production, running through July 11, with choreography by Alex Sanchez and music direction by Brad Haak.
The cast features Jeffrey Schecter (Pseudolus); John Tartaglia (Hysterium); Ali Ewoldt (Philia); Mark Linn-Baker (Senex); E. Faye Butler (Domina); Jason Kravits (Lycus); Marrick Smith (Hero); Nathaniel Hackmann (Miles Gloriosus); Whit Reichert (Erronius); and Marcus Choi, Justin Keyes, and Tommy Scrivens (Proteans). They are joined by a comedic ensemble that includes Justina Aveyard, Molly Callinan, Emily Hsu, Khori Michelle Petinaud, Katelyn Prominski and Lainie Sakakura.
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum follows Pseudolus, a crafty slave, as he aids his master in winning the hand of Philia, a slow-witted but sweet courtesan, in exchange for his freedom. This musical romp through Rome includes scheming neighbors and secrets behind every toga.
The creative team includes scenic design by Timothy R. Mackabee, costume design by Mara Blumenfeld, lighting design by Rob Denton, sound design by John Shivers and David Patridge, and wig design by John Metzner. Cody Renard Richard is the production stage manager.
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