A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum - A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Broadway, St. James Theatre, 1996)

Forum opened in 1962 and is Sondheim's longest running play.

Nevertheless, the 70-year-old was able to perform many of his own stunts, to the amazement of the cast and crew.

She's only freed by virtue of the fact that she's actually the daughter of a freeborn Roman citizen and Gloriosus's sister , Gymnasia is only able to be freed to be with Pseudolus through subtle blackmail, and the final song reveals that Miles Gloriosus just bought another slave girl well, as his wives, the rest of the soldiers took the other courtesans for themselves, and Marcus Lycus just got new slave girls.

Broadway Musicals, Show By Show 1996 , Hal Leonard Corporation, , p.

The songs are delivered with great spirit, too.

Even a lesser Sondheim score has real gems who doesn't love Comedy Tonight? And, completely aside of , this made of same even funnier.

He's seen running in the background of several scenes.

Description: Still in all, it is a fast-paced farce that can easily be used in a curriculum as a modern adaptation of a classic style.

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The third belongs to Senex, a lecherous Roman senator ruled by his overbearing wife Domina.
The production remains bright and entertaining, though the unconventional casting carries some dangerous freight.
It's only in the final scene that everyone figures out how many lies Pseudolus was telling, and what his motive was.

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    The only songs that have managed to have any legacy outside of the show and usually the only numbers I listen to are Comedy Tonight and Everybody Ought To Have A Maid.
    By: Dogs
    This gets an absolutely reprise when one of the male characters has to pretend to be Philia.
    By: Edmead
    The show won severalincluding Best Musical, Best Actor MostelBest Supporting Actor BurnsBest Book, and Best Director.
    By: Howlend
    Philip Quast as Miles Gloriosus, the bombastic conquering hero, is glorious indeed.
    By: Martinic
    A few funny things happen on the way to the forum, but they are awkward and rely on subtext at times.
    By: Pistol - 2022
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