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Ring Theatre: ‘A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum’


A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum opens April 11 at UM's Ring Theatre.

The Jerry Herman Ring Theatre presents A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, one of the funniest farces ever written. Taking comedy back to its roots, this light, fast-paced, irreverent romp combines situations from Roman comedies with the slapstick energy of classic vaudeville. The result is a nonstop laugh-fest in which a crafty slave, seeking to earn his freedom, struggles to win the hand of a beautiful courtesan for his young master. With so much advance demand for this Broadway classic, a third week of shows has been added.

Since its Broadway debut in 1962, Forum—book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim—has won several Tony awards, including Best Musical and Best Book.

The Ring Theatre is at 1312 Miller Drive, Coral Gables. Show time is 8 p.m. on April 11 to 14, 18 to 21, and 26 to 28. There is also a 2 p.m. matinee on April 14, 15, 21, and 28.

Regular admission for weeknight and matinee shows is $22; seniors and UM faculty/staff/alumni pay $20; student tickets are  $10. Regular admission for Friday and Saturday nights is $25; seniors and UM faculty/staff/alumni pay $25; student tickets are  $15.

Tickets are on sale currently. Box office hours are 12 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and two hours before each performance.  All major credit cards are accepted. Call the box office at 305-284-3355, visit in person at 1312 Miller Drive, Coral Gables, or go online at www.miami.edu/ring. To purchase tickets with Ovationtix, call 1-866-811-4111 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekends.

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Family Weekend with the Marlins Set for April 27, 28, and 29


Get ready for a family weekend at the park like no other: thousands of your co-workers and family members; favorite foods such as hot dogs, hamburgers, popcorn, and pretzels; giveaways; music; and a laser and fireworks show to light up the night.

In appreciation of the dedication and outstanding work of its employees, the University of Miami will host Family Weekend with the Miami Marlins on Friday, April 27; Saturday, April 28; and Sunday, April 29 at the new 37,000-seat Marlins Park in Little Havana. Playing in new uniforms and new digs, the Marlins will take on the National League West Champion Arizona Diamondbacks at 7:10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, April 27 and 28; and 1:10 p.m. on Sunday, April 29.

It will be a new experience for University of Miami employees and their family members, as this year marks the first time that UM will celebrate its annual family-themed event with the Marlins at their new ballpark. The Miami Marlins have an ongoing affiliation with the U: UHealth-University of Miami Health System is the official sports medicine provider for the baseball team as well as Miami Hurricane athletics.

Each regular employee, as well as contract employees, can receive one complimentary ticket and purchase up to two additional tickets for $1 each. Employees are allowed to pick up one complimentary ticket and purchase up to two additional tickets for one game only—April 27, 28, or 29. Children under 3 do not require tickets. Each ticket comes with a food voucher for a hot dog, chips, and a fountain drink or a bottle of water.

You must have a valid ’Cane Card (UM ID) to receive your tickets; only one ID card per person will be permitted and you cannot bring anyone else’s ID to purchase tickets for them. You can only receive tickets at a single ticket distribution session; you cannot go multiple times. Cash only will be accepted for all ticket purchases. Tickets for all three games will be available for sale at all ticket distribution sites on all days while quantities last.

Each game will feature pregame activities for the entire family. Postgame events will include a live concert on Friday night, a laser/fireworks display on Saturday, and giveaways on Sunday.

Ticket distribution will begin Monday, March 19, and will continue on multiple dates thereafter. Contract employees must pick up their tickets at the Foote University Green location near the Richter Library. Miller School and University of Miami Hospital employees will be able to get tickets at either the Miller School or UMH distribution sites.

• Coral Gables campus: Monday, April 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Foote University Green near the Richter Library.

• Miller School campus: Tuesday, April 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Schoninger Quadrangle.

Marlins Park is located less than two miles from downtown Miami, only three-quarters of a mile from the westbound SR 836 exit at 12th Avenue, and 0.4 miles from the eastbound exit at 17th Avenue. Via Interstate 95, the site is 1.25 miles from the NW 8th Street exit. For directions to the park, click here.

Additional information will be announced in future issues of e-Veritas.


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