|Assistant choreographer||Andrew Engelhard|
|Costume design||Margie Kluth|
|Costume design||BethAnn Humphries|
|Light Crew||Alena Menefee|
|Light Crew||Dan DiVittorio|
|Light Crew||Lindsay Williams|
|Light Crew||Kizzy Goodwin|
|Light design||Christopher Borer|
|Light design||Dale Borer|
|Prop coordinator||Lori Darrah|
|Prop mistress||Sally Richardson|
|Set artist||Willo McKee-Huard|
|Set construction||Paul Adkins|
|Set construction||Jerry Vogt|
|Set construction||Verne Goodwin|
|Set construction||Lee Barton|
|Set construction||Larry Adams|
|Set construction||Morgan Gray|
|Set construction||Dan Estes|
|Set design||Larry Adams|
Broadway's greatest farce is light, fast-paced, witty, irreverent, and one of the funniest musicals ever written - the perfect escape from life's troubles. This show 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. The result is a non-stop laugh-fest in which Pseudolus, a crafty slave in ancient Rome, struggles to win the hand of the beautiful but slow-witted Philia for his young master, Hero, in exchange for his freedom.
With its unforgettable but zany characters, an hystericzal, perfectly constructed book by Larry Gelbart (of MASH and City of Angels fame) and Burt Shevelove (who directed No, No, Nanette), and witty Stephen Sondheim music, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum allows our ensemble of comedic actors to shine.
"Backstage Babble" from the licensing agent for the show, Music Theatre International of New York, tells us that the part of Pseudolus was originally written with actor/comedian Phil Silvers in mind. When he turned down the role, it was offered to Milton Berle and finally to Zero Mostel, who created one of the most legendary characters of his career. Every actor who has ever played the role of Pseudolus on Broadway (not counting replacements) has won a Tony Award. The show had a 964-performance run on Broadway and had eight Tony nominations, winning six awards. Although the witty script may be bawdy, it is never vulgar; in fact, for ancient Romans, the characters are pretty civilized.
This production opens September 15 and runs through October 8 with Friday and Saturday performances at 8 p.m. and Sunday's performance at 6 p.m. Watch for a coupon special ad in local papers for the performance on Sunday, September 17. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for children 11 and under, and are available at the Kitsap Mall Customer Service Booth. All performances are at the CSTOCK theatre in the Silverdale Community Center at 9729 Silverdale Way. Theatre Information Line is 692-9940.
|Paul Adkins||Marcus Lycus|
|Dan Engelhard||Miles Gloriosus|