A Funny thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

A great way to start the annual week at Stratford. We were looking foward to seeing Bruce Dow as Pseudolus – he was so great as the Emcee in Cabaret last year. Unfortunately, he is injured and the understudy filled in – fortunately the understudy was great. Randy Ganne is definitely someone to watch!
The whole production was a lot of fun – silly songs, fun dances, and more dumb jokes than you can count. Stephen Ouimette was hilarious as Hysterium, as was Chilina Kennedy as Philia. (she’s lovely) Another actor to watch for in future is Mike Nadajewski, who played Hero.
And the sight of Dan Chameroy as Miles Gloriosus will not soon be forgotten. The muscles were fantastic (he’s lovely,too).
We may not be Sondheim fans, but we did like this one!

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About cathyriggall

Theatre junkie, who thinks live theatre is the ultimate form of living on the edge. You never know what will happen when an actor steps on the stage.
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One Response to A Funny thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

  1. Keith says:

    Okay, so early Sondheim, when he is working with other people who keep him on track, can be good. (I'd put West Side Story in that catagory too, even though we did not see this year's production.)This was a lot of fun.

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