A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

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Katherine Rose Watson
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Lyric Stage to Present A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum in Concert May 12-15, 2022
A fifteen-piece live orchestra will play Stephen Sondheim’s score.

Tara Park (Philia) and Ryan Michael Friedman (Hero) | Photo Credit: Jamie Brogdon Photography

DALLAS, Texas – April 20, 2022 – Lyric Stage will present A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum in concert May 12-15, 2022 at Dallas’ historic Majestic Theatre. Set in Ancient Rome, Forum is a nonstop musical laugh-fest that combines the 2000-year-old comedies of Roman playwright Plautus with the infectious energy of classic vaudeville. With music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by Burt Shrevelove and Larry Gelbart, the original Broadway production of Forum was nominated for eight Tony Awards® in 1963, winning six, including Best Musical and Best Author (Musical), and, in 1966, was made into a film starring Zero Mostel. 

This light-hearted, fast-paced, fully-staged concert production is directed by Mary Gilbreath Grim and choreographed by Kelly McCain. The 15-piece orchestra is conducted by Vonda K. Bowling, who is also the production’s Music Director.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum in concert
By Lyric Stage at The Majestic Theatre (1925 ELM Street, Dallas, TX 75201)
May 12-15, 2022
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30 pm, Saturday and Sunday at 2:30pm
Tickets: $38.00 for general admission
Set in Ancient Rome, Forum is a nonstop, musical laugh-fest by Stephen Sondheim that combines the 2000-year-old comedies of Roman playwright Plautus with the infectious energy of classic vaudeville. 

Tickets are now available at TicketDFW.com or by calling 214-871-5000. For more information, visit lyricstage.org. 

Media is invited to the student preview on Thursday, May 11, 2022. Contact Katherine Rose Watson (katierosewatson@gmail.com, 972-489-7694) to request tickets and/or to coordinate a feature.

About Lyric Stage

Lyric Stage – a Dallas-based 501c3 not-for-profit professional musical theatre company – was established in 1993 by Founding Producer Steven Jones, with the mission of developing and preserving the musical, a uniquely American art form.

In its 25+ year history, Founder Steven Jones has honored Lyric Stage’s mission by: producing 125 productions, which includes 21 world-premiere musicals and 2 Off-Broadway shows; working with the R&H Organization, Jule Styne Estate, Moross family, et al to restore and produce full, orchestral productions of such classics as CAROUSEL, THE KING & I, SHOWBOAT, GYPSY, and THE GOLDEN APPLE (recorded by PS Classics and available as the only full recording) for new audiences; honoring excellence in local, high school musical theatre since 2010 by sponsoring The Schmidt & Jones Awards; creating over 3,000 jobs in Dallas County by remaining committed to employing local actors, singers, musicians, fabricators, artists, and creatives.

As Lyric Stage looks to its next 25 years, Producers Catherine Carpenter-Cox and Christopher J. Deaton will continue to uphold Lyric Stage’s mission by looking for ways to evolve and grow in the ever-changing landscape of the arts, so that future audiences and generations will have access to and be able to experience the American Musical.

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