It's been called the
"funniest musical ever written."
Well, the kids from the Book of Mormon
might disagree, but for many people A Funny Thing Happened On The
Way To The Forum is the classic musical comedy.
Now, Off The Wall Theatre
along with David Paris put its slightly maniacal, off-kilter, and
outrageous touch on this wonderful show.
Artistic Director Dale Gutzman has
directed and/or acted in five productions of this award winning comedy,
including one he directed with world famous actor Mark Rylance. This production
wass fast and funny "baggy pants" burlesque. There were leggy girls, quick
changes, breathless chases, and a plethora of jaunty tunes by Broadway
Master Stephen Sondheim.
Perfect for the Holidays, A Funny Thing
Happened On The Way To The Forum had the audience falling out of their
chairs with laughter, humming along with the songs, and at Off The Wall,
becoming Part of the Act!
The stunning cast included regulars from
the Off The Wall family like Jeremy C. Welter, Dale Gutzman,
Lawrence J. Lukasavage, Patrick McCann, Brittni Hesse, Kristin Pagenkopf,
Mark Ninneman, Barbara Zaferos, Sandy Lewis and Barbara Weber.... and
some of Milwaukee's most talented new young performers: Zachery Dean,
Danny Slattery, Nicholas Callan Haubner, Jennifer Lofy, Amber Templin,
Cory Klein, Ava Thomann, and Bryson Langer.
Under the Technical wizardry of David
Roper, the entire tiny OFF THE WALL space was turned into the streets