FDU to produce “A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to The Forum”

MADISON, NJ (September 29, 2016) — Students from Fairleigh Dickinson University's Visual and Performing Arts Department will be participating in the upcoming theater production, “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” performing from October 21 – October 30, under the direction of Carole Healey.

One of Broadway’s greatest farces, “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” is a fast-paced, witty and irreverent show following a Roman slave who attempts to gain his freedom by helping his master win the girl next door. But the road to romance is never easy, as our hero dodges multiple surprises, wild chases, mistaken identities, slamming doors and zany characters, all for freedom and love!

With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” may be a show based on a 2000-year-old play, but it is a nonstop laugh-fest known by many as a high point in the history of Broadway musical comedy.

The show features 21 Fairleigh Dickinson University student performers ranging from freshman to seniors. The production will take place in the Dreyfuss Theater located on the campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Florham Campus.

The opening performance will take place on October 21 at 8:00 p.m. Additional performance dates are as follows: October 22 at 8 p.m., October 23 at 2:30 p.m., October 27 at 7 p.m., October 28 at 8 p.m., October 29 at 8 p.m., and October 30 at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $5 for students (FDU and non-FDU), FDU community, and senior citizens. Tickets for all other attendees are $15. For more information call (973)-443-8644.
 

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