Review: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Audrey White, Sandscript Author

Prior to Thanksgiving Break, CHS hosted its annual fall musical! This year, students, families, and staff were able to view A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum. I was able to attend opening night and enjoy a live performance.


A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum is a romantic comedy featuring a Roman slave, Pseudolus (Dylan Reed Leavitt) who slyly attempts to achieve freedom through matchmaking for his master’s son, Hero (Ian Condes). Hero is hopelessly in love with a maiden from Crete, Philia (Kassidy Miller). Chaos ensues through manipulation and comical circumstances and is completed with wild twists and turns.


Different from CHS’s last production, Mamma Mia!, the majority of the actors were without face coverings, which helped to further convey emotion. I admired how the actors were able to not only express emotion on their faces, but also with their bodies. The playful act of the Proteans stumbling over one another reinforced the amusing tone of the play. 

The actors did a wonderful job with their stage presence and singing and truly seemed passionate about performing which made the musical engrossing.


I enjoyed how the musical itself, as well as the actors were inclusive with the audience, as it helped the audience to feel as if they were experiencing the events taking place for themselves.


Overall, the cast did a fantastic job with executing the jolly and humorous musical and produced an entertaining evening for the audience.