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Productions: 2004-05

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Forum

Music & Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim

Book by: Burt Shevelove & Larry Gelbart

Directed by Debra L. Freeberg

In the Gezon Auditorium

On April 14-16, 21-23

Overview

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is the quintessential musical satire on Roman Comedy. The story takes place two hundred years before Christ, and follows the antics of a slave who yearns to be free, a young man in search of his children kidnapped by pirates, and a Roman soldier who yearns to be wed to his virgin slave, all colliding with lusty intrigues of slaves and their masters.

Based on the plays of Plautus, Sondheim’s musical is playful, bawdy, and silly. Enjoy an evening of Roman stock characters, Sondheim music – and delicious performances by the CTC players.

 

The Cast

Senex
Brandon Langeland
Domina
Brittany Myland
Hero
Stephen Brooks
Hysterium
Devin Byker
Pseudolus
Michael J. Brooks
Erronius
Damon Shearer
 
Miles Gloriosus
D. Alex Agard
Lycus
Matthew Riemersma
Tintinabula
Angenette Marie Stacer
Panacea
Cheryl L. M. Brown
The Geminae
Jane Fylstra, Melissa Simon
Vibrata
Kaje Nelsen
Gymnasia
Lauren Urbanek
Philia
Jennifer Jones
The Proteans
Ryan Poling, Devin Mistry, Ashley Mulder

Production Personnel

Director of Theater
Michael Page
Director
Debra L. Freeberg
Music Director
Charsie Randolph Sawyer
Scenic/ Lighting Design
David J. Leugs
Costume Design
Heather Leigh Brown
Choreographer
Ellen Van’t Hof
Poster Graphic Design
James D. Korf
Technical Director
Nathan Blom
Assistant Director
D. Alex Agard
Assistant Lighting Design
Valerie Clinch
Assistant Music Director/ Accompanist
Candice Surjana
Assistant Choreographer
Angenette Marie Stacer
Sound Consultant
Carl Hordyk
Photographers
Daniel Garcia, Abby Leja
Costume Shop Manager
Andrea Uitvlugt
Stage Manager
Emilie Flynn
Assistant Stage Managers
Christine Gifford, Jocelyn Jones
Dramaturgy/ Lobby Display
D. Alex Agard, Debra L. Freeberg
Lobby Graphics Design
Victoria Seaburg
Rappelling Coach
Ryan Walter-Rooks
Belly Dancing Coach
Brian Bolt
House Manager
Alex Backer

Technical Staff

Head Carpenter
Mark Gaiser
Master Electrician
Valerie Clinch
Scenic Carpenters
Brianna Bultema, Ben Graves, Darrin Matter
Properties Mistress
Meredith J. Bytwork
Costume Stitchers
Emilie Flynn, Briley Lambert, Emilee Pearce, Elizabeth VanderMeer

Crews

Scenery Construction
Rachel Frank, Courtney Medema
Paint Crew
Amy de Jong, Kathleen Kovach
Props Prep
Krista Brobst
Costume Crew Head
Briley Lambert
Costume Running
Elisa Verde
Publicity
Carolyn Eller, Chelsea Yergin
Wandering Thespians
Corissa Baker, Becky George, Simon Kittok, Erin Moore, Leah Rauk
Sound Board Operator
Andy Gabler
Light Board Operator
Kevin Chevalia
Electrics Load-In
Kevin Chevalia, Jeremy Chacko, Woodrow Dixon
Concession
Kelly Dugan, David Jasperse, David Lyzenga,Jesse Test
Smorg
Valerie Clinch, Tabitha Folkerts, Emily Hanna, Emiliee Pearce, Tanya Ross
Web Design
Rachel Korf

Orchestra Members

Violin
Rebecca Tong, Natalie Wiersma
Cello
Christina Vanden Bosch
Bass
Glenn Gould
Flute Piccolo
Rebecca Niehaus, Jerran Orwig
Clarinet
Jeremy Beutlich, Lee Heyer, Caitlin Martzke, Sarah Loom
Saxophone
Stephen Disselkoen, Don Week
Trumpet
Chara Svaan, Jennifer Gerwig, Jennifer Wells
Trombone
Aaron Buys, Dan Wells
Percussion
Michael De Witt, Phil Vreeman
Keyboard
Candice Surjana