209th Anniversary Season · America's Oldest · Founded 1809

"This Broadway musical is as timeless as comedy itself!" -The New York Times

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum

Book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart · Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

September 5 – October 22, 2017
Mainstage
Tickets: $20-$97 · Running Time: 2 hours and 25 minutes

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Stephen Sondheim's classic Tony Award-winning Best Musical is fast-paced, witty, irreverent and one of the funniest Broadway shows ever written! A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum is a nonstop 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 bevy of beautiful showgirls. This unforgettable, hysterical musical comedy will have you laughing all the way to the Forum with "something for everyone, a comedy tonight!"

Artwork Pictures: Frank Ferrante and Faith Sacher.

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Schedule

Tickets can be purchased at the Walnut box office; by phone at 215.574.3550, 10am-10pm, 7 days a week; or online by selecting any performance time below. Tickets are also available by calling Ticketmaster at 800.982.2787. Ticket price includes a $2.50 historic facility fee.

Walnut Street Theatre is an intimate 1100-seat theatre, where no seat is further than 80 feet from the stage. It's a great place to see a show. The auditorium has great sight lines, without obstructions, and the acoustics are terrific. Come see for yourself!

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4 = Open Captioned performance   Open Captioning
* = Free post-performance discussion following show