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The Boys from Syracuse

The Boys from Syracuse

Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
Book by George Abbott
Based on The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare

Department of Musical Theatre
October 13-16, 2005 • Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre

Confusion reigns as two sets of identical twins separated at birth end up years later in the town of Ephesus. In a tangled web of preposterous coincidences, wives mistake husbands, servants mistake masters, and townspeople mistake everything in a single hilarious day. Full of physical comedy and farcical mischief, The Boys from Syracuse is a delightful evening of misunderstandings and pandemonium that end in the magical reconciliation of family and true love.

Long before West Side Story and Kiss Me, Kate, The Boys from Syracuse was the first musical to be adapted from the works of Shakespeare when it opened in 1938. This runaway Broadway hit combines the madcap antics of vaudeville with Rodgers’ rich melodies and Hart’s witty lyrics. Featuring an impressive number of songs that are considered standards today, including “Falling in Love with Love,” “Sing for Your Supper,” and “This Can’t be Love,” The Boys from Syracuse is as entertaining, vibrant, and riotous as when it first took Broadway by storm.

Artistic Staff

Director: Brent Wagner
Choreographer: Sharon Halley
Music Director: Cynthia Kortman Westphal
Associate Music Director: Brian Lewis
Movement Consultant: Malcolm Tulip
Scenic Designer: Arthur Ridley
Costume Designer: Jessica Hahn
Lighting Designer: Andrew Fritsch
Sound Designer: Mark Gordon
Wig and Makeup Designer: Dawn Rivard
Stage Manager: Kathryn McKee

Cast

Sergeant: Greg Pearl
Corporal: Kendal Sparks
Duke/Citizen: Ryan Foy
Aegeon/Citizen/Slave: Amos Wolff
Antipholus of Ephesus: Brian Mazzaferri
Dromio of Ephesus: Felipe Gonzalez
Tailor/Eunuch: Michael Mahoney
Tailor’s Apprentice/Eunuch: Andrew Keenan-Bolger
Antipholus of Syracuse: Alex Michaels
Dromio of Syracuse: Ted Ely
Merchant of Syracuse/Citizen: Andrew Arrington
Angelo: Eli Zoller
Luce: Patrice Seibel
Adriana: Jen Sese
Luciana: Emily Bottorff
Maid/Courtesan: Alexandra Brock
Maid/Dancer/Amazon: Shina Morris
Maid/Dancer/Galatea: Sydney Morton
Maid/Dancer: Mara Newbery
Maid/Seeress/Courtesan: Kristin Shields
Sorcerer: Danny Binstock
The Courtesan: Anne Horak
Fatima: Dani Spieler
Courtesan/Amazon: Heléne Yorke
Courtesan/Amazon: Erin McGrath
Merchant of Ephesus/Pygmalion/Slave: David Hull

Sponsors

The 125th Anniversary season is made possible in part by a generous gift from Will and Jeanne Caldwell.

The School of Music acknowledges the generosity of McKinley Associates, Inc. whose support has helped make this production possible.

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