A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

“Something for everyone – a comedy tonight!”

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum is a musical inspired by the farces of the ancient Roman playwright Plautus.

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

Foster War Memorial Arts Centre
Regent Theatre, Yarram
August 1991

Pseudolus – Max Hastings
Senex – Richard Pegler
Domina – Marianne Standfield
Hysterium – Murray Maclean
Hero – Ben Harrington
Marcus Lycus – Brendan Ryan
Tintinabula – Lynda McMullan
Panacea – Rhonda Bland
The Geminae – Kitty Keenan and Fran Stafford
Vibrata – Dianne Paragreen
Gymnasia – Amber Griffiths-Marsh
Philia – Erini Smith
Erronius – Phil Nightingall
Miles Gloriosus – Brian Tucker
Proteans, Soldiers, Eunuchs, Sailors, Slaves, Villagers, General Factotums – Kate Aitken, Robert Hoare, Tony Holmes, John Kahsnitz

Conductor – David Velja
Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone – Samantha Standfield
Baritone Saxophone, Bassoon – Arthur Smallwood
Clarinet – David Allsop
Violins – Holly Aitken, Rosemary Ruddell
Trumpets – Andrew Hunt, Rod Lomax, Amy McMullan
Trombone – Shaun Noonan
Piano – Verna Anderson
Bass – Bruce Stephens
Percussion – Matthew Noonan

Director – Mary Eagger
Musical Director – David Velja
Choreographer – Peter McAlpine
Set Design  – Geoff Davey
Costume Design – Elaine Black
Director’ s Assistants – Peter Clyne, Jennifer Paragreen
Assistant Musical Director – Max Hastings
Stage Manager  – John Lea
Set Construction and Painting – Geoff Davey, Dick Straw, Brian Will, Leonie Clyne, Peter Clyne, Tansy Rudge
Properties Construction – Geoff Davey, Brian Will
Properties Manager – Lynda Harris
Costumes – Elaine Black
Lighting Design and Operation – Robert Paragreen
Sound – Bill Atkinson
Sound Operators  – Chris Hastings, Peter Clyne
Hairdresser – Lyn Allen
Make-Up – Lee Kahsnitz, Frances Raiti
Rehearsal Pianist – Verna Anderson
Front of House Manager – Liz Hall
Graphic Design and Banner – Geoff Davey
Photography – Peter Clyne
Programme – Jennifer Paragreen
Advance Ticket Sales – Hugh Davis
Publicity – Jennifer Paragreen

Judy Barnard, Cleasby’s Drapery, Country Education Project, Murray Dale, Davis and Linton, Foster Garden Centre, Foster Primary School, Gippsvale Gardens, Glenn’s Sports and Gifts, Hair Hut, Hessions Electrical, Warren Ketchell, Leongatha Lyric Theatre, Leongatha Star, Lloyd McKenzie, The Mirror, O’Keefe’s Butchers, Angela Paragreen, R.A. Paragreen Photography, S.E.J. Co Real Estate, South Gippsland Amplification Services, South Gippsland Secondary College, Southern Cross TV8, Geoff Sparkes, Stefani Hilltop Gallery, Taylors’ South Gippsland Transport, Tosch’s of Foster, Welshpool Carpets and Vinyl, Yarram Lions Club, Yarram Standard News, Stan Ziebell