A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum 2008 – Iowa State University Theatre Production

The Stars Over VEISHEA Musical

book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondhaim, based on the plays of Plautus

This musical is one of Broadway’s greatest farces and combines situations from 2000-year-old Roman comedies with the infectious energy of classic vaudeville. It tells the bawdy story of a slave named Pseudolus and his attempts to win his freedom by helping his young master woo one of the courtesans who lives next door. As things go wrong, Pseudolus is forced to keep changing his complicated and ludicrous plans if he wishes to be a free man. This musical won five Tony awards including best musical and best book.

April 11, 12, 18 and 19 at 7:30 p.m. and April 13 and 20 at 2 p.m.

Fisher Theater – Ames

The Cast

Pseudolus – Chris Ebke
Senex – William T. Mort
Domina – Samantha McCurry
Philia – Laura Rudolph
Hero – Bryce Larsen
Hysterium – Mat Wymore
Erronius – Amanda Mullen
Miles Gloriosus – Brian Weiss
Lycus – Michael Reza Heath

The Courtesans
Tintinabula – Meghan Sigwarth
Panacea – Kayla Kaufmann
The Geminae – Mariana Seda, Jessica Hay
Vibrata – Brenna Nelson
Gymnasia – Katharina Beckerleg

The Proteans
Chris King
Danielle Knutson
Deanna Martinez
Katelyn Thompson
Nicole Conetzky
Kathryn Mosiman
Brad Pingel
Gabe Burns

Creative Team

Director – Brad Dell
Musical Director – Donald Simonson
Scenic Designer – Rob Sunderman
Costume Designer – Doris Nash
Lighting Designer – Jim Trenberth
Vocal Coach – Mary Creswell
Stage Manager – Carrie Taylor
Choreographer – Taryn Packheiser
Photography – Patrick Gouran


Publicity photos and production photos by Patrick Gouran