Foothill Music Theatre Presents

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart
Based on the plays of Plautus

Co-Directors: Milissa Carey & Michael Ryken
Music Director: Katie Coleman

In the Smithwick Theatre
July 23 - August 9, 2015

Sondheim's joyous, musical romp through Rome has desperate lovers, scheming neighbors and secrets behind every toga.  Broadway's greatest farce is light, fast-paced, witty, irreverent and one of the funniest musicals ever written. A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum takes comedy back to its roots, combining situations from time-tested, 2000 year old comedies of Roman playwright Plautus with the infectious energy of classic vaudeville.

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum is a non-stop laugh-fest in which Pseudolus, a crafty slave, struggles to win the hand of a beautiful but slow-witted courtesan named Philia, for his young master, Hero, in exchange for freedom. The plot twists and turns with cases of mistaken identity, slamming doors, and a showgirl or two.  This unforgettable, hysterical musical allows a terrific ensemble of comedic actors to shine--"something for everyone, a comedy tonight!"


Performance Dates

Three Weeks Only: JULY 23 - AUGUST 9, 2015

Thu 7:30 p.m. Fri 8 p.m. Sat 8 p.m. Sun 2 p.m.

July 23
Jul 24 Jul 25 Jul 26
Jul 30 Jul 31
Aug 1
Aug 2
Aug 6 Aug 7 Aug 8 Aug 9

Ticket Prices

Thurs: $30 Adult/$28 Senior
Fri/Sat/Sun: $32 Adult/$30 Senior
All Shows: $22 Students/$12 Ages Under 18

Buy tickets online or call the Box Office at 650-949-7360.

Parking: Smithwick Theatre, Foothill College

Use Parking Lot 1 or Parking Lot 5 (use Lot 5 for no-stairs access.)

Purchase required permit for $3. Visitors must purchase the required parking permit for $3.  Advanced parking tickets also available through the box office, click the Buy Tickets Online link. 

Shuttle bus from Lot 1 available for all Sunday afternoon performances beginning at 1 p.m.  Park near the football field for pick-up. 

Foothill College is located off I-280 on El Monte Road in Los Altos Hills.  For easy directions visit

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