The Muny announced yesterday that, because of struggles with allergies that led to extreme vocal stress and a severe sinus infection, Peter Scolari will no longer be playing Pseudolus in the theater's upcoming production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.
Jeffrey Schecter will replace him in the production, which begins tonight and runs until July 11. Schecter, who played Scuttle in Muny's recent production of Disney's The Little Mermaid, has been featured in Broadway productions such as A Chorus Line, Fiddler on the Roof, and Nice Work If You Can Get It. He is also on television in The Good Fight.
Schecter joins the previously announced 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). The comic ensemble includes Justina Aveyard, Molly Callinan, Emily Hsu, Khori Michelle Petinaud, Katelyn Prominski, and Lainie Sakakura.
Muny's Forum production — the third of its 99th season — is directed by Gary Griffin, with choreography by Alex Sanchez and music direction by Brad Haak. It features 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, with Cody Renard Richard as production stage manager.
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