A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum coming to The Outdoor Cranbrook Greek Theatre

St. Dunstan’s Theatre Guild of Cranbrook presents the popular musical in one of the country’s only outdoor Greek-style theatres, opening June 1!

Fwd: St. Dunstan's Theatre - Forum in the Greek!

Even if you’ve seen A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum before, you’ve probably never seen it like this.  Because you can’t get any closer to the play’s setting of ancient Rome and Greece than the outdoor Cranbrook Greek Theatre.

            St. Dunstan’s Theatre Guild of Cranbrook is proud to present A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum in one of only a few Greek-style amphitheaters in the country.

            A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Larry Gelbart & Burt Shevelove, tells the story of a wily Roman slave named Pseudolus, who tries to win his freedom by matching up his young master, Hero, with the beautiful but slow-witted girl next door. Hilarious complications ensue, accompanied by one of Sondheim’s most memorable scores featuring songs like “Comedy Tonight” and “Everybody Ought to Have a Maid. “

            Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and Best Book of a Musical, this light-hearted, bawdy show will keep audiences laughing and tapping their toes. Plus, nothing rivals the pleasure of seeing a production under the stars in the Greek Theatre.

           St. Dunstan’s production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forumfeatures Mitch Masters (Bloomfield Hills) as Pseudolus, Anthony Marsalese (Bingham Farms) as Senex, Sue Mancuso (Bloomfield Hills) as Domina, Michael Petrillo (Walled Lake) as Hero, Jeff Davison (Bingham Farms) as Hysterium, Ara Basherian (Bloomfield Village) as Erronius and Chris Steinmayer (Oak Park) as Miles Gloriosus. Other cast members include James Luzenski (Pleasant Ridge), Kendall Doman (Bloomfield Hills), Rachel Biber (Birmingham), Melissa Perry (Wolverine Lake), Jake Zinke (Canton), Lauren Rich (Auburn Hills), Fiona McMechan (Birmingham), Elektra Petrucci (Clawson), Heather Clement (Troy) Katie Kezelian (Royal Oak) and Mark Walters (Birmingham).

            The show’s creative team includes Director Andrew McMechan (Birmingham), Music Director Dianne Cragg (Berkley), Choreographer Laura Raisch (Royal Oak), Assistant Director Laura Dooley (Troy) and Co-Producers Nat Towle (Bingham Farms) and Dianne Blasciuc (Bloomfield Hills).  Other key players behind the scenes include Set Designer Leslie Pilling (Bloomfield Township), Lighting Designer Obie Burch (Royal Oak), Costume Designers Kathy Shapero (Bloomfield) and Roz Basherian (Bloomfield Village) and Props Master Paul Dorset (Birmingham).

St. Dunstan’s will present A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum on June 1, 2, 8, 9,15 & 16. Curtain is at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $22 each for adults and $20 each for students and seniors. Seating is general admission.

For more information or to order tickets, visit www.StDunstansTheatre.com or call 1.888.71.TICKETS.

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