The Harrell Performing Arts Theatre
Collierville Arts Council
440 West Powell Road
Collierville, TN 38017
901-457-2780

 

2016/17 Season


Spamalot

Sept. 23-Oct.2 2016


A Christmas Story

Dec. 3-11, 2016


A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

July 14-23, 2017


A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum will run at the Harrell Theatre from July 14-23, 2017. Jason Spitzer will direct this hilarious Stephen Sondheim musical from Musical Theatre International. Check back on audition dates which will be set soon! 

Broadway’s greatest farce is light, fast-paced, witty, irreverent and one of the funniest musicals ever written. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum takes comedy back to its roots, combining situations from time-tested, 2000-year-old comedies of Roman playwright, Plautus, with the infectious energy of classic vaudeville. 

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a nonstop laugh fest in which Pseudolus, a crafty slave, struggles to win the hand of a beautiful, but slow-witted, courtesan named Philia for his young master, Hero, in exchange for freedom. The plot twists and turns with cases of mistaken identity, slamming doors and a showgirl or two. This unforgettable, hysterical musical allows a terrific ensemble of comedic actors to shine – “something for everyone, a comedy tonight!” This show is rated PG.