The Tech Players opened their newest production, “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” to a packed Backdoor Playhouse.Director Mark Creter explained he expected a large turnout after the final rehearsal before last night’s show.
“We expect a large crowd for this show,” Creter said. “Musicals tend to do very well here. It’s a fun, fast-paced show. You should come early and come often.”
The play is a musical based on a book by the same named written by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart. Stephen Sondheim adapted the music and lyrics for the play.
Drawing on inspiration from the work of Plautus, an ancient Roman playwright, the story follows Pseudolus as he tries to win his freedom. He does so by helping his master woo the girl next door.
Mendy Richards handles musical direction.
In addition to the new play, most of the contruction in the Backdoor Playhouse finished up, including a new light booth, lighting grid and sound system along with several other new features.