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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart.

Inspired by the farces of the ancient Roman playwright Plautus (251183 BC), specifically Pseudolus, Miles Gloriosus, and Mostellaria, the musical tells the bawdy story of a slave named Pseudolus and his attempts to win his freedom by helping his young master woo the girl next door. The plot displays many classic elements of farce, including puns, the slamming of doors, cases of mistaken identity (frequently involving characters disguising themselves as one another), and satirical comments on social class. The title derives from a line often used by vaudeville comedians to begin a story: "A funny thing happened on the way to the theater".

The musical's original 1962 Broadway run won several Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Author (Musical). A Funny Thing has enjoyed several Broadway and West End revivals and was made into a successful film starring the original lead of the musical, Zero Mostel.

Music By - Stephen Sondheim | Lyrics By - Stephen Sondheim | Stage Date - 1962


Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Stephen Sondheim : A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum : Solo : 01 Songbook : 073999121513 : 0881880795 : 00312151

Stephen Sondheim : A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

7 vocal selections from this delightful Broadway musical: Comedy Tonight - Everybody Ought to Have a Maid - Impossible - Love, I Hear - Lovely - Pretty Little Picture - That'll Show Him.

Songlist: Impossible, Lovely, Comedy Tonight, Everybody Ought To Have A Maid, Love, I Hear, Pretty Little Picture, That'll Show Him, Impossible, Lovely, Comedy Tonight, Everybody Ought To Have A Maid, Love, I Hear, Pretty Little Picture, That'll Show Him

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Voicing: Solo | 40006b | Songbook | $12.95 | Voice and Piano


Greg Gilpin : Comedy Tonight : Showtrax CD : 654979095088  : 00-CDM05035

Greg Gilpin : Comedy Tonight

Everybody loves a bit of Broadway! Greg Gilpin has penned this delightful arrangement from the Stephen Sondheim Broadway show A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. It's fun and easy to sing and will delight audiences of all ages.

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5987p | Showtrax CD | $21.95


Individual Folios

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Comedy Tonight : 2-Part : Greg Gilpin : Stephen Sondheim : A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum : Showtrax CD : 00-CHM02061 : 654979037323

Greg Gilpin : Comedy Tonight

Everybody loves a bit of Broadway! Greg Gilpin has penned this delightful arrangement from the Stephen Sondheim Broadway show A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum. It's fun and easy to sing and will delight audiences of all ages.

Arranger: Greg Gilpin | Composer: Stephen Sondheim | Lyricist: Stephen Sondheim | Musical: A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-CHM02061 | Showtrax CD Available


Comedy Tonight : SATB : Greg Gilpin : Stephen Sondheim : A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum : Sheet Music : 00-CHM05035 : 654979095064

Greg Gilpin : Comedy Tonight

Everybody loves a bit of Broadway! Greg Gilpin has penned this delightful arrangement from the Stephen Sondheim Broadway show A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum. It's fun and easy to sing and will delight audiences of all ages.

Arranger: Greg Gilpin | Composer: Stephen Sondheim | Lyricist: Stephen Sondheim | Musical: A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-CHM05035 | Showtrax CD Available


Comedy Tonight : 3-Part Mixed : Greg Gilpin : Stephen Sondheim : A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum : Sheet Music : 00-CHM05036 : 654979095071

Greg Gilpin : Comedy Tonight

Everybody loves a bit of Broadway! Greg Gilpin has penned this delightful arrangement from the Stephen Sondheim Broadway show A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum. It's fun and easy to sing and will delight audiences of all ages.

Arranger: Greg Gilpin | Composer: Stephen Sondheim | Lyricist: Stephen Sondheim | Musical: A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum

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Voicing: 3-Part Mixed | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-CHM05036 | Showtrax CD Available


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