A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Aug 24 - Sept 16, 2018
Purchase TicketsFull Schedule

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Aug 24 – Sept 16, 2018

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 is a nonstop laughfest 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 twoThe Ovation is exited to announce that highly respected High School Drama teacher and director, Jennifer Resolme, will make her community theatre directing debut with this show! Don’t miss it!

Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbert 
Directed by Jennifer Resolme


Curtains Part in:








Show Sponsored by:


Show runs every Friday & Saturday night at 7:30pm, and every Sunday afternoon at 2:00pm.

For the full Schedule CLICK HERE.

To Purchase Tickets, select your date below.

Fri. Aug. 31st, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Sat. Sept. 1st, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Sun. Sept. 2nd, 2pm - 4:30pm
Fri. Sept. 7th, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Sat. Sept. 8th, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Sun. Sept. 9th, 2pm - 4:30pm
Fri. Sept. 14th, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Sat. Sept. 15th, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Sun. Sept. 16th, 2pm - 4:30pm

Cast Members


Staff List


Ovation Theatre

1622 19th Street
Bakersfield, CA 93301

Toll Free:

Box Office Opens 2 Weeks Prior to Each Show, and Stays Open During Run of Show:
Tues-Fri 9am-1pm
Saturday 12pm-3pm
Sun-Mon Closed
1 Hr. Before Each Show