2 Acts, Book Musical, Rated PG
Original Broadway Version (1952)
Unable to stop her crying spells, Teddy Stern is sent by her doctor to an adult summer camp in the Catskills, Camp Karefree - "where friendships are formed to last a whole lifetime through." She hopes to relax enough to clear her head for her upcoming wedding, but ends up becoming one of the most sought-after female prizes for the oversexed wait staff of eager college men - among them the aggressive, womanizing Pinky Harris and the charming law student Chick Miller, who eventually makes her realize she doesn't want to be married after all.
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The part of Pseudolus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, was originally written for Phil Silvers. Both he and Milton Berle turned down the role, leaving Zero Mostel, to create one of the most legendary characters in musical comedy.