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The Boys from Syracuse

From 6 member  reviews
Members say: Funny, Delightful, Great staging, Entertaining, Must see

About the show

Musicals Tonight presents the classic 1938 musical from Rodgers and Hart, loosely based upon Shakespeare’s 'The Comedy of Errors.' More…

Identical twins Antipholus of Ephesus and Antipholus of Syracuse, were separated from each other in a shipwreck as young children. Their servants, both named Dromio, are also long-separated identical twins. When the pair from Syracuse come to Ephesus, a comedy of errors and mistaken identities ensues when the wives of the Ephesians, Adriana, and her servant Luce, mistake the two strangers for their husbands. Adriana's sister Luciana and the Syracuse Antipholus fall in love. But all ends happily.


Member Reviews (6)

MEMBERS SAY:

Funny, Delightful, Great staging, Entertaining, Must see
83
Avg Score

100
Hilarious, Refreshing, Quirky, Must see, Delightful

See it if you love Rodgers&Hart and want to see one of their funniest. The intelligence level of the libretto puts 2018 shows to shame. Run to see it!

Don't see it if You need traditional (read same old, same old) treatments to your revivals. This was a chancy thing to do, and it succeeded magnificently.

Also WOW!!!!!! Musicals Tonight is one of the mainstays for producing quali... Read more Read less

77
Delightful, Funny, Fluffy, Raunchy, Edgy

See it if You want to see a new take on a very old musical

Don't see it if You don't like men in drag

81
Funny, Entertaining, Audacious

See it if You love Rogers and a Hart and camp and slap-stick and cross-dressing and vogueing and great songs and did I say camp?

Don't see it if If you like your musicals straight, literally and figuratively.

Also This is definitely not your grand-fathers "The Boys From Syracuse". It... Read more Read less

90
Delightful, Funny, Great singing, Great writing, Great staging

See it if you enjoy a fresh take on a classic musical comedy. Outrageous and campy and fun.

Don't see it if you prefer fully staged traditional musicals or are seeking a drama.

Also This production might as well be called A Funny Thing Happened on the ... Read more Read less

80
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Ambitious, Great staging

See it if You'd like to see a original and creative 'take' on a Rodgers and Hart classic with a wonderful score.

Don't see it if Farce is not your thing.

During previews
69
Funny, Dated, Confusing, Not rogers & hart's best

See it if you want to see a seldom-produced, obscure musical (which is Musicals Tonight's forte). Actors try gamely but not Rogers & Hart's finest.

Don't see it if you mind bare bones staging, costumes. 1 or 2 memorable songs but otherwise dated, confusing. Based on Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors.


February 18th, 2018
“Director/choreographer Jonathan Cerullo has also upped the ante by staging it in a vaudeville/burlesque style as though this were a Marx Brothers stage show. While only one of the men in drag wears a wig, it also takes some time to get used to hearing such famous songs as ‘Falling in Love (With ...
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February 18th, 2018
"It’s difficult to select individual actors above others for the excellence of their performances. All played as an ensemble...Yet all seemed subject to the frenzy and frequent mugging laid down by the show’s director...The songs were performed moderately straight and in character, providing the ...
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February 21st, 2018
"Raffish. Rambunctious. Ridiculous. Deliberately. Gay. Very. Enjoyable. Very. A totally pro shambles...A motley assemblage of shockingly shambolic talents...With a hodgepodge of no-holds-barred casting...Under Cerullo's exultant, exhausting direction and choreography everybody's giving 110 percen...
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February 22nd, 2018
"With all of the cross-dressing the production isn't shy about venturing into various levels of camp...One of the strengths of the show is that the two Dromios actually look like they could be twins...apparently they actually are...The brothers are part of a large, consistently strong and talente...
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