June 20 - June 30, 2013
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart
Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre
Something familiar, something peculiar, something for everyone: a comedy tonight! is the promise of Broadway’s most loved musical farce. Steve Hayes, last season’s hilarious Modern Major General in The Pirates of Penzance, will lead the company as the Roman slave who attempts to win his freedom by helping his master woo the pretty girl next door. But the road to romance is never smooth, as our crafty hero dodges a riotous succession of stunning surprises, mistaken identities, wild chases, bawdy humor, and zany characters—all in the pursuit of love and freedom! This fast-paced, witty and irreverent romp features infectious tunes and laugh out loud lyrics by musical theatre legend Stephen Sondheim. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum may be a 50 year-old musical based on 2000 year-old plays, but it remains a breath of fresh comic air, perfect for a summer evening!
Nutmeg Summer Series 2013
Join us for a Season of Great Summer Theatre including Wheel of Fortune’s Pat Sajak returning to star as “The Man in the Chair” in the marvelous Broadway musical The Drowsy Chaperone and Barrett Foa, who stars as Eric Beale in the hit TV series NCIS: Los Angeles, as Harold Hill in The Music Man. The best way to ensure great seats is to subscribe!
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Special pre-show dinners
at the Nathan Hale Inn or Certificates to the UConn Dairy Bar.
The Blue Oak Restaurant at the Nathan Hale Inn is offering a Dining-Theatre option for the summer series. Enjoy a beautiful, three-course meal before the performance (evening or matinee) at a specially discounted price for Nutmeg Summer Series
subscribers—only $22 per show. That’s 30 percent off menu prices. Each meal includes soup or salad, entrée, dessert and soft drink.
Subscribers will have a reservation before each show in their subscription (call 860-427-7888 to confirm) with full exchange privileges. Gratuity not included, reservations required, not combinable with other offers, available only to Nutmeg Series subscribers, dining vouchers will be mailed with tickets in advance.
Enjoy dessert at UConn’s famous, distinctive Dairy Bar before your performance (or after a matinee). For just $14, we will send three certificates redeemable for a Two Scoop Sundae.
Certificates are available in any amount and can be redeemed either for subscription or single tickets to the summer season. We can send the certificate to you, or tell us the name and address of the recipient and we’ll send the certificate to them with a note from you.
Vincent J. Cardinal – Artistic Director Letter
In the new play O Beautiful by Theresa Rebeck, Benjamin Franklin appears on a Glenn Beck style “television news” show and states, “I am advocating temperate debate, and common sense.” To which the TV host fires back, “These are not temperate or sensible times!” As I write this note our Presidential election campaign is heating up and the political discourse on both sides of the debate proves the TV host’s observation. Each of the plays this season examines personal stories at moments in our history when the national conversation favored division and the human heart sought compassion.
Connecticut Repertory Theatre
CRT, part of the School of Fine Arts at the University of Connecticut, is the professional producing arm of the Department of Dramatic Arts. CRT stages an array of the best in theatre, from classic plays and musicals to premieres of the latest contemporary work, featuring some of the nation’s finest theatre professionals on stage with the department’s most promising students. The synergy between professionals and advanced student artists creates extraordinary theatre and a unique learning environment.