Historical spoofs tweak facts for comedic effect, just as mechanics tweak cars for comedic effect by replacing brake pads with whoopee cushions. Watch history redefined with this GrouponLive deal to see A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at The Ritz Theatre in Haddon Township. For $17, you get one ticket for the best available seating at the time of redemption (a $35 value). Choose from the following performances:
- Friday, April 20, at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, April 21, at 8 p.m.
- Friday, April 27, at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, April 28, at 8 p.m.<p>
A farcical plot to woo a beautiful lady descends upon ancient Rome throughout the musical comedy A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. With his freedom at stake, a crafty slave invests all his time and energy in securing his shy master’s romantic ambitions. However, along the way, this hapless wingman tumbles into a cluster of zany characters and situations that spiral into a vortex of mistaken identities, wild chases, and side-splitting humor. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, one of composer Stephen Sondheim’s earliest works, pays tribute to the most absurd of vaudevillian shows and netted a mantle’s worth of Tony Awards during its original Broadway run.
The Ritz Theatre proudly soaks up the show’s use of parody and slapstick as a former vaudeville movie house and a current registrant on the National Register of Historic Places. The theater’s interior, which was inspired by Greek-revival architecture, boasts 25-foot canvas murals, carved balustrades, and balconies draped in velvet curtains and recycled subtitles from old silent films.