A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum opens on April 1

Posted on: March 15, 2016

Wake Forest sophomore Abby Bowman ('18) is Philia, senior Jay Buchanan ('16) is Hysterium, and junior Eli Bradley ('17) is Pseudolus in the Wake Forest Theatre production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, opening on April 1, 2016 on the Main Stage Theatre. They were photographed in the Scales Fine Arts Center on Monday, March 14, 2016.

Wake Forest sophomore Abby Bowman (’18) is Philia, senior Jay Buchanan (’16) is Hysterium, and junior Eli Bradley (’17) is Pseudolus in the Wake Forest Theatre production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, opening on April 1, 2016 on the Main Stage Theatre. They were photographed in the Scales Fine Arts Center on Monday, March 14, 2016.

The Wake Forest University Theatre will conclude its 2015-2016 season with the musical, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, which will be directed by alumnus Michael Baron.

Join us for one of the most hysterical musical comedies ever written! From the genius mind of composer Stephen Sondheim, writer of Into the Woods and Sweeney Todd, comes this tuneful, sexy, and funny farce set in ancient Rome.  It’s appealing and appalling with stunning surprises and cunning disguises.

Along with Mr. Baron, other alumni guest artists include:  Vocal Director Natalie Cordone, Choreographer Chris Gonzalez La Corte, and Sound Designer Isabella Curry.  David Hagy, the WFU Orchestra Director, will be Co-Music Director/Co-Conductor with alumnus Matthew Webb.  Scenic design by Rob Eastman-Mullins, Associate Professor of Theatre; costume design by Tyler Wilson, Teaching Fellow of Theatre; lighting design by WFU senior Theatre major Andrew Hayes plus WFU junior Justice von Maur as stage manager and a cast of 30 Wake Forest students add to the roster of artists and technicians involved with the production.

The April 2 performance will feature a special dedication ceremony as the stage is officially named the Harold C. Tedford MainStage.  Tickets to that evening’s events, including the performance, are sold out.

Tickets for the performances on April 1, 7, 8 & 9 at 7:30 PM and April 3 & 10 at 2:00 PM in the MainStage Theatre of the Scales Fine Arts Center are $15 adults, $12 senior citizens, and $7 students (price includes sales tax).  For tickets or information, call the Theatre Box Office at (336) 758-5295 or purchase online at college.wfu.edu/theatre.  The Box Office is open Tuesday-Friday from 1-5 PM beginning March 17 and one hour prior to curtain on performance days.

Winston-Salem Journal’s preview of “Forum”

Michael Baron (’92) interviewed for Wake Forest Magazine

Winston-Salem Journal’s review of “Forum”