STOLEN SHAKESPEARE GUILD

CLASSICAL THEATER COMPANY

 

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum


Music by Stephen Sondheim, Book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart

Directed by Stefanie Glenn

 

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“A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum has always been a fun, silly romp of a musical, full of songs actually memorable enough to hum back to the car and even the next day. Stolen Shakespeare Guild has a solid production with some exceptional talent performing for way too short a run.” Mary Clark, Associate Theater Critic, THE COLUMN 

 

"The cast is led by John Garcia as Pseudolous, a wily slave plotting to gain his freedom. He brings an appropriate "this is showbiz" approach and a lot of energy to his role while guiding the action and tossing out anachronistic ad-libs." Punch Shaw, Star Telegram

"Upon exiting, I overheard the woman in the row ahead of me exclaim she "usually doesn't find things funny but couldn't remember when she last laughed out loud so much". I don't know why, but my heart soared and I was so proud that she felt comfortable and open enough to just laugh (and it's not even my show!). What better compliment needed and what better praise indeed." Mary Clark, Associate Theater Critic, THE COLUMN

“The costuming (done by committee) is often creative and well-tailored to the show. The courtesans, for example, are attired in a way that makes you believe their profession but without really stepping out of bounds in this slightly bawdy farce. And the set by Keith Glenn and Jason Morgan, which eats up the whole theater, is more ambitious than is the norm for this troupe.” Punch Shaw, Star Telegram

"Lana K. Hoover is an overly made-up fright as Domina, who is so badly neglected by her husband, Senex (Gary Payne), that she may well be the original desperate housewife. The voices that come through best belong to Craig Moody (Miles Gloriosus) and Ben Phillips (Hysterium)" Punch Shaw, Star Telegram

"I do believe the audience fell in love with the beauty of Daron Cockerell's voice the moment she sang her first notes. As Philia, the sweet, not so bright courtesan in love with Hero, Cockerell's full soprano richness was simply enchanting." Mary Clark, Associate Theater Critic, THE COLUMN

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