Cast Announced for A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM at The Drama Workshop

TDW_VERTThe Drama Workshop is proud to announce the cast for its upcoming production of A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM directed by Dennis Murphy.

Cast members are:

PSEUDOLUS – Joe Penno
HYSTERIUM – Rob Bucher
MARCUS LYCUS – Gary Herman
ERRONIUS – Burt McCollom
SENEX – Chuck Ingram
HERO – Alex Cottle
PHILIA – Gina Stack
DOMINA – Samantha Strain
CAPTAIN MILES GLORIOSUS – Jon Vater
THE PROTEANS – Mark Waldfogle, Adam Drake, Jonny Hofmann
THE COURTESANS – Meagan Blasch, Rachel Kazee, Kaitrin McCoy

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart. The show is a fast-paced farce which combines elements of commedia dell arte, vaudeville and musical comedy into a show that is guaranteed to have audiences rolling in the aisles. Taken straight from the roots of comedy, FORUM combines the characters from the comedies of Plautus with a modern, vaudeville-inspired sensibility.

In FORUM, the slave Pseudolus schemes to win the heart (and body) of the beautiful virgin courtesan Philia for his young master, Hero. In exchange, Hero will grant Pseudolus his heart’s desire: freedom. However, things are never as easy as they seem. Philia is promised to a vain, swaggering solider named Miles Glorious and he’s on his way to claim her. Chaos ensues with hair-brained schemes, cases of mistaken identity, slamming doors and convoluted plot twists. One of the funniest musicals ever written, FORUM boasts a happy, toe tapping score and promises: “something for everyone: a comedy tonight!”

Performance dates are August 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26 at 8:00 PM. August 13, 20, 27 at 2:00 PM.

The Drama Workshop performs at The Glenmore Playhouse, 3716 Glenmore Ave, Cheviot, Ohio, 45211.

For more information about tickets to TDW’s 63rd season, visit our website at www.thedramaworkshop.org or like THE DRAMA WORKSHOP AT THE GLENMORE PLAYHOUSE on facebook.

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