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Review: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

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This year, Cherokee Theater chose to perform A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Lead by the fall drama director, Mr. Fisicaro, the show opened on November 25 and 26 and offered additional performances the following weekend.

The award-winning musical comedy follows a young man named Pseudolus, who is a slave that wants to be freed. His master Hero wants to win the hand of Philia. Pseudolus promises to help Hero complete this task in exchange for his freedom.

The cast put on a performance filled with witty humor and lots of puns. The show surpassed my expectations and kept me on the edge of my seat. I was always curious to see what would happen next. The best part of the musical was the plot twist at the end because it was completely unexpected and it was executed exceptionally well by the cast members.

The actors really made the audience feel invested in the lives of the characters. They did a great job of expressing the emotions that the characters were feeling throughout the musical. The hours of hard work and dedication that the cast members put into this production really paid off.

I have seen quite a few of Cherokee’s plays. This year the theatre program chose to take the path of comedy and I believe that it was a great choice. This play is one that can be enjoyed by any age group and it offers humor that almost anyone can enjoy. With its witty humor and broad appeal, a show like Forum could turn anyone into a fan of musical theater.

 

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