Center Stage Theatre of St. Charles Community College will present “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” by Stephen Sondheim, with stage direction and choreography by Lynne Snyder and musical direction by Gene Ditch, Tuesday-Sunday, July 23-28, in the theater of the Donald D. Shook Fine Arts Building at SCC.
“A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” is set in ancient Rome. A slave named Pseudolus schemes to gain his freedom by helping his master’s son get the girl he desires. What ensues is a riot of mistaken identities, plot twists, coincidences and comic routines. There is humor in Sondheim’s music, dance numbers and stock characters.
The show will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, July 23-25; 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, July 26-27; and 2 p.m. Sunday, July 28.
Cast members include: Andrew Kuhlman, of St. Louis, as Pseudolus; Christian Lewis, of Paynesville, as Hero; Britney Kelcher, of St. Charles, as Domina; Gregory Faupel, of St. Peters, as Senex; Cody Cole, of Wentzville, as Hysterium; Becky Loughridge, of St. Peters, as Philia; Dylan Carl, of St. Peters, as Marcus Lycus; Nic Branson, of O’Fallon, as Miles Gloriosus; Paul James, of O’Fallon, as Erronius; Joshua Ahrens, of St. Charles, Joshua Rowland, of St. Peters, Christian Wacker, of Wentzville, and Ethan Isaac, of St. Charles, as Proteans; Jenna Thomas, of St. Charles, as Gymnasia; Lindsay Gingrich, of St. Peters, as Vibrata; Jordyn Wofford, of St. Peters, as Panacea; Baily Jones, of Wentzville, as Tintinabula; and Lauren Murray, of St. Charles, and Becca Von, of St. Peters, as the Geminae.
“This is going to be a hilarious show,” said Christian Lewis, who will portray Hero. “The characters are really funny, and the songs are super catchy.”
Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and non-SCC students, and free for SCC students with ID. Tickets will be offered at a special reduced price of $5 for everyone on Budget Wednesdays. To purchase tickets, visit www.stchastickets.com or call the SCC Box Office at 636-922-8050. For additional information, visit www.stchas.edu/centerstage. St. Charles Community College is located at 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive in Cottleville.
Debra Phillips is the costume designer, and set and lighting design is by Jeff Roop. The stage manager is Stephanie Pabst, and the assistant stage manger is Jimmy Coleman.
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St. Charles Community College is a public, comprehensive two-year community college with associate degrees and certificate programs in the arts, business, sciences and career-technical fields. SCC provides workforce training and community-based personal and professional development as well as cultural, recreational and entertainment opportunities. For more information, visit www.stchas.edu.
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