Larry Gelbart

A very, very funny thing is on the way to North Coast Repertory Theatre

A very, very funny thing is on the way to North Coast Repertory Theatre

One of the funniest things you'll ever see on stage is coming to North Coast Repertory Theater (NCRT) in Solana Beach, starting July 11. With a book by "No No Nanette" writer Bert Shevelove and super-funnyman Larry Gelbart (creator of "M*A*S*H") and music and lyrics by Steven Sondheim, how could it not be a musical comedy hit?

Actually, "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" was inspired by comedies originally written by Plautus.

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