2011’s Lawyer Show is Stephen Sondheim’s comedy A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and it opens tonight!
Featuring the talents of more than 20 local lawyers, this production is a fundraiser for two cherished Vancouver theatre institutions: Carousel Theatre for Young People and Touchstone Theatre.
“This hit musical is inspired by the farces of the ancient Rome and tells the bawdy story of a slave named Pseudolus and his attempts to win his freedom by helping his young master woo the girl next door.
A hilarious comedy, the show features many classic elements of farce – disguise, mistaken identity and of course a lot of door slamming! Stephen Sondheim’s hummable songs pepper the action with witty social satire. Forum is an ensemble play that’s sure to please!”
The show runs from May 4-7 at 8pm, at Granville Island’s Waterfront Theatre. Tickets are $75 (a $45 tax receipt is included) and are available to purchase online.