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2005/06 Season
PRODUCTIONS
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM
Book by BURT SHEVELOVE and LARRY GELBART
Directed by TERRENCE J. NOLEN
On the F. Otto Haas Stage
May 18 - June 25, 2006

This irreverent farce, bursting with infectious energy and sexy fun, is one of the funniest musicals ever written. To win his freedom a Roman slave schemes to win the hand of a beautiful courtesan for his master. Led by the hilarious Tony Braithwaite, Forum features an all-star Philadelphia ensemble, including Mary Martello (Sweeney Todd, Café Puttanesca), Tom McCarthy (All My Sons, Death of a Salesman), Jeffrey Coon (A Year with Frog and Toad, The Baker's Wife), Tom Teti (The Baker's Wife), Richard Ruiz (Baby Case), Buck Schirner (Daedalus), Aaron Cromie (Twelfth Night), and Dave Jadico (The Arabian Nights)!

Slide Show
Critical Acclaim–

"A showcase for a theatre company at the top of its game!" –Courier Post

"What a pleasure to sit in a room full of laughing people watching a stage full of talented people!" –Philadelphia Inquirer

"[An] expertly-assembled vehicle. Tony Braithwaite is a comedy superstar. At the Arden, funny things happen again!" –KYW Newsradio [Review]

"Arden Theatre Company's spirited revival is full of good, dirty fun! Mr. Nolen sets the show's knockabout events in motion with unerring precision... in Tony Braithwaite (Pseudolus) and Richard Ruiz (Hysterium) he has a pair of stars!" –Wall Street Journal

"The Arden production does full justice to the show!" –Main Line Times

"It's a laugh a minute, so don't miss it!" –South Philly Review

"A comedy in the truest sense of the word, [Forum] is packed with chase scenes, mistaken identities, and most of all, a talented cast!" –Montgomery Newspapers
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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Cast
Tony Braithwaite
Laura Catlaw
Jeffrey Coon
Aaron Cromie
Caroline Dooner
Colleen Hazlett
Dave Jadico
Jarrod Lentz
Mary Martello
Tom McCarthy
Robert McClure
Emily McNamara
Jasmin Norwood
Richard Ruiz
Buck Schirner
Meredith Riley Stewart
Tom Teti
Beth Wheeler
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