Comedy Takes the Stage

Comedy Takes the Stage (For More Than One Night) with

“A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” at SCCC

By Kristen Jones

The Performing Arts Center at Sussex County Community College is currently in the process of their fall, comedy musical, “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.”  The scripts were written by Burt Shevelone and Larry Gelbart; music and lyrics arranged by Stephen Sondheim; and original Broadway production directed by Harold S. Prince.   SCCC’s production will be directed by Stella Trikouros, choreographed by Kate DiGerolamo, and music taught by Phillip Lid.   The open auditions were held the first week of September and the cast list has been determined:

SENEX Tom Hallett                                       DOMINA Deb Nannery
HERO Louis Pieri                                          HYSTERIUM Cody Riker
PSEUDOLUS Tim Chenard                          ERRONIUS Rusty Coelho
MILES GLORIOSUS Thatcher Iliff            LYCUS Matt Ciuffitelli
TINTINABULA Asia Fader                         PANACEA Kristen Jones
THE GEMINAE (2)                                     GYMNASIA Samantha Sabyan

Chelsea Erhard                                               VIBRATA Lauren DeVore                     

Cristina Medina                                              PHILIA Chelsea Kelsey


Samantha Bushman    Alison Dill   Matthew Estock    Matt Foy   Kayla Holzer   Anthony Luisi
Greta Nappa    Rory Liam Randall    William Shepard     Matthew Torres    Michelle VanAllen

“If you were not cast it does not mean that you are not talented. Please consider auditioning again. We are doing the “Laramie Project” in the spring with acting class students, Performing Arts Club students, SCCC students and some community members,” Stella said on the musical group’s Facebook page.  The Performing Arts Clubs plans on having an eventful next two semesters.  The dates and show times of “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” will be December 3rd at 7:30 pm, December 4th at 2 pm and 7 pm, and December 5th at 2 pm and 7 pm.  Prices of admission will vary from $5-$15, depending on age and student or non-student status.

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