The Boys from Syracuse
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The Boys from Syracuse
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The Boys from Syracuse NYC Reviews and Tickets

85%
(7 Reviews)
Positive
86%
Mixed
14%
Negative
0%
Members say
Funny, Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing

About the Show

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

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Member Reviews (7)

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330 Reviews | 69 Followers
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. Read more

292 Reviews | 62 Followers
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

255 Reviews | 45 Followers
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. Read more

119 Reviews | 30 Followers
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. Read more

27 Reviews | 6 Followers
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.

6 Reviews | 0 Followers
100
Hilarious, Great acting, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if The performances were exceptional, even more hilarious was the fact that some of the acting was with intentions flawed just for kicks

Don't see it if If you don’t want to laugh yourself pretty badly

197 Reviews | 529 Followers
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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.

Critic Reviews (5)

TheaterScene.net
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 Love’" and ‘Sing for Your Supper’ sung in falsetto. An unusual evening in the theater, this may not be to everyone's taste, but it is certainly an elaborately worked out show.”
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Theater Pizzazz
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 affection and attention they deserved. The cast’s singing voices were all first-rate, the songs delights to hear. They remain the best excuse you’d want to see this production."
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TheaterScene.com
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 percent from the very start...It would be really ridiculous, even a sin not to mention the songs, under the loving care of musical director Rees, every one a performance gem."
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CHARGED.fm
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 talented ensemble...A colorful and convincing production design...Cerullo directed, while his spirited choreography contributes to an at times vaudeville atmosphere. "
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Nitelife Exchange
February 20th, 2018

"A joyous and very unexpected production...Cerullo, director and choreographer, has taken the classic show and decked it out in a style that mixes burlesque, musical comedy and drag. The results are surprisingly delightful, perhaps because the underpinnings of the original remain - the tight and funny book...and the delicious score...Cerullo's mix of reverence and free-wheeling invention raises the evening to a raucous new level."
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