Monday, July 27, 2015

"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum"


A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Stephen Sondheim (Music & Lyrics); Burt Shevelove & Larry Gelbart (Book)
Based on the Plays of Plautus

Photo by David Allen
Foothill Music Theatre has provided us with a pleasant venture into ancient Rome in its A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, but I fear the trip will be too-soon forgotten.  This is a journey that could have been so much more if this cast had been given a bit more leeway to let loose and clown it up in order to let this wonderful show’s lyrics, music, and book do their magic of providing outlandish entertainment.

My full review is posted on Talkin' Broadway:  

Rating:  2 E’s

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum continues at Foothill Music Theatre, Southwick Theatre, Foothill College (I-280 at El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills) through August 9.  Tickets are available online at www.foothillmusicals.com or by calling 650-949-7360.

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