Gulfshore Playhouse Brings To Life One Of Broadway’s Funniest Musicals

Gulfshore Playhouse Brings To Life One Of Broadway’s Funniest Musicals

Gulfshore Playhouse Brings To Life One Of Broadway’s Funniest Musicals

Gulfshore Playhouse, Naples’ premier professional regional theater, travels back to Ancient Rome for its second production of the 2018-19 season, “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.” The Tony Award-winning farce written by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, takes the stage Nov. 17 to Dec. 30.

The show’s 10-member ensemble tells the tale of Pseudolus, a devious slave who makes a deal to win his freedom by playing matchmaker for his lovesick master, Hero. Filled with pompous generals, domineering parents, and wiley courtesans, this gender-swapped musical is a non-stop laugh-fest.

Overseeing the production is Director Darren Katz, who returns to Gulfshore Playhouse following his success with last season’s hit, “Leading Ladies.” New York City-based Katz specializes in the development of new musicals, and unique storytelling rooted in autobiography, and previously served as an associate director for Broadway’s “The Lion King.”

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