"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" at the Shane Lalani Center for the Arts, 417 E. Lewis St., in Livingston this Friday.

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" takes comedy back to its roots, combining the 2000-year-old comedies of Roman playwright Plautus with classic vaudeville and Stephen Sondheim’s infectious energy. The result is the telling the story of Pseudolus, the laziest slave in Rome, and his attempts to win his freedom by helping his young master woo the girl next door.

The show runs Fridays, Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. through July 24. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for college students and age 60 and over and $9 for age 17 and under. They're available at crazymountainproductions.org, 222-1420 or at the box office.