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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Rochester Opera House
Event organized by Rochester Opera House

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a classic Broadway musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart. Inspired by the farces of the ancient Roman playwright Plautus, Forum tells the bawdy story of a cunning slave names Pseudolus and his attempts to win his freedom by helping his young master woo the girl next door. This hilarious vaudeville romp features every Funny Thing you can imagine (including the kitchen sink) – rubber chickens, banana peels, cream pies, puns, love potions, mistaken identity, chase scenes, beautiful showgirls and, of course, a happy ending.

Presented by PerSeverance Productions, the company that has brought its acclaimed national tour of Christmas Carol to the Opera House for the last two years (and to over 65,000 patrons across the country over the last four years), Forum will feature the antics of Seacoast Clown Prince Scott H. Severance as Pseudolus, and a professional cast of zanies sure to leave you breathless with slapstick merriment.