Delayed Opening of “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” at The College of New Rochelle
11/07/2012 

As a result of the storm, The College of New Rochelle has moved its opening night of “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” to Thursday, November 15, 2012, at 8:00 p.m.  The show will run through November 20.

Based on a book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart (of M.A.S.H. fame), the musical take on classical Roman comedy is in the tradition of the great comics of vaudeville.  The musical is Sondheim’s earliest hit in which he wrote both music and lyrics, and the score is bright and addictive; the opening number “Comedy Tonight” is emblematic of good times in the theatre.  

“Forum” is directed by CNR’s Laurie Castaldo, with musical direction by Kurt Kelley.  Choreography is by CNR graduate student Jessica Bittner, with a big cast of CNR students and local performers.  Among them are New Rochelle residents Scott Zimmerman (Senex), Erica Ackerman (Philia), Peter Ackerman (Marcus Lycus), Marc Wager (Erronius), and Alejandro Funes (Hero).  Rounding out the cast are Nick Masson in the role of Pseudolus, BJ Markus as Hysterium, Patricia Olson as Domina, and Dan Pivovar as Miles Gloriosus.

Performances are at 8:00 p.m. on November 15, 16, 17, 18, and 20.  Matinees are at 2:00 p.m. on November 17 and 18. Ticket prices are $25 general admission; $20 seniors; $15 students. Group rates available.  

All performances are in Romita Auditorium at The College of New Rochelle, 29 Castle Place, New Rochelle, NY 10805. Call (914) 654-5373 to reserve your seats now! Or email cnrdrama@cnr.edu. Seating is limited.