Sondheim's Hit Musical Farce A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
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The last date listed for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum was Saturday February 19, 2011 / 8:00pm.
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In this modern masterwork -- critically praised as a unique mix of Oscar Wilde and Bertolt Brecht -- the great Irish writer George Bernard Shaw pits a military industrialist against his crusading daughter. She's a Salvation Army major; he's an arms manufacturer and whiskey distiller -- on certain issues, they could not disagree more. But when he begins donating money to her organization, matters come to a head as the characters grapple with questions of business, faith, family and philanthropy. After 16 years, A.C.T. brings Shaw back to the stage with this co-production with Theatre Calgary, one of A.C.T.'s favorite Canadian collaborators, featuring an international cast of Canadian and American actors. Learn More
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Broadway's greatest farce is light, fast-paced, witty, irreverent and one of the funniest musicals ever written - the perfect escape from life's troubles. 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. Add a score by Stephen Sondheim to the zany mix of mistaken identities, lovely courtesans and scheming servants, and you have the recipe for a sure-fire audience pleaser that will have you howling in your seat!
About the Ticket Supplier: South Bay Musical Theatre
South Bay Musical Theatre (formerly Saratoga Drama Group) has been presenting top-notch musical theater to the South Bay Area for 45 years. Each annual season features three fully staged and costumed productions with a live orchestra, including both beloved musical "classics" and lesser-known--but equally captivating--shows.