Lighthearted musical starts summer theatre season
By Sue Tiffin
Published July 5, 2017
A stage full of smiles and an audience full of laughter opened the 18th season of the Highlands Summer Festival on July 3 with A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.
The lighthearted musical tells the story of Pseudolus, played by Paul Constable, a crafty slave who attempts to gain freedom in exchange for connecting his young master Hero to the love of his life, Philia, a courtesan proficient in being lovely. The fast-paced show is billed as being “one of the funniest musicals ever written,” and the Haliburton production is infused with local jokes.
Ten performances of the show run until July 13 at the Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion in Haliburton. Visit highlandssummerfestival.on.ca for more information or to purchase tickets.