From December 1, 2023
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Stephen Sondheim’s hilarious musical farce, inspired by Plautus, for the first time in Paris in its original version.
Stephen Sondheim - “theater’s most revered and influential composer-lyricist of the last half of the 20th century” (New York Times) – was introduced to Paris by Jean-Luc Choplin with the triumphant productions of A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, Passion, Into the Woods, Sunday in the Park with George…
For its grand reopening, the Lido2Paris will present Sondheim’s most successful work, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.
Take a lazy and mischievous slave, add his masters, zany chases, an improbable love story, and numerous misunderstandings. It's impossible not to laugh and hum the tunes of this musical vaudeville.
Music and lyrics : Stephen Sondheim
Libretto: Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart
Originally produced on Broadway by Harold S. Prince
Director: Cal McCrystal
Set Designer: Tim Hatley
Musical Director: Gareth Valentine
Choreographer: Carrie-Anne Ingrouille
Costume Designer: Takis
Lighting Designer: Giuseppe di Iorio
Sound Designer: Unisson Design
Poster Design: Catherine Meurisse
En accord avec Music Theatre International (www.mtishows.eu)
et Drama Paris (www.dramaparis.com)