A Funny Thing is Coming to Hackensack High School
Tickets are going fast for Hackensack High School’s spring musical A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, the hit Broadway musical with a score written by the legendary Stephen Sondheim. Performances are on March 20, 21, and 22 at 8:00pm, with an additional 2:00pm matinee on March 22.
Additionally, for the first time in the school’s history, one of the performances will be interpreted in American Sign Language (ASL). The production staff at the school is working closely with several interpreters and educators from Bergen County Special Services, who will be performing alongside the student actors on March 21.
“When we were approached with the offer to have one of our performances interpreted in sign language, the decision was a no-brainer,” Hackensack High School teacher and Forum director Caseen Gaines said. “This is an excellent opportunity to share our growing program with even more local residents.”
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum includes memorable songs such as “Comedy Tonight” and “Lovely.” Forum began as a successful musical and film starring Zero Mostel, and was successfully revived in the late 1990s with cast members such as Nathan Lane and Whoopi Goldberg in the lead role of Psuedolus, a Roman slave trying to earn his freedom through a series of high jinks and vaudevillian fun.
Forum stars Alexa LaCorte, a sophomore at the school, as well as seniors Sarah Acevedo, Ryan Cloughley, John Paul Martinez, and Katrina Tutschek. Samuel Irvine and Alexandria Kowal, both juniors, join freshmen Kamrin Dorsey and Brandon Scott in rounding out the principle characters. Over twenty additional students are also a part of the cast of various characters.
Tickets to A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum are $12.00. Seating is reserved and orders will be filled on a first come-first serve basis. To order tickets, call Jeanette Mortorano in the Hackensack High School Main Office at 201-646-7902201-646-7902. Those requesting seating for the hearing-impaired should specify that while making their purchase. For more information about the show, visit www.facebook.com/forumathhs.
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