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Musical Theatre West's Reiner Stage Reading Series Presents THE BOYS FROM SYRACUSE

Musical Theatre West's (MTW) Reiner Staged Reading Series presents the Rodgers & Hart's classic The Boys from Syracuse Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 7:00pm at its new home, the Beverly O'Neill Theater, located at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center. Tickets are now on Tickets are now on sale online at www.musical.org, by visiting the MTW West Ticket Office, or by calling (562) 856-1999, ext. 4. Advance general admission tickets for each performance are $27 (or $32 on the day of the performance). You can also purchase a subscription for the final two 2016 Reiner Staged Reading performances (She Loves Me will be performed Saturday, December 3, 7pm) for $50. Seating is general admission, with season subscribers receiving early access to the theatre via a special subscriber door.

The Reiner Staged Reading Series' performances bring to the stage some of Broadway's classics and forgotten gems, presented concert-style. Using minimal sets and costumes, but featuring the full script and score, the Reiner Staged Reading Series is a perfect way to celebrate the whole spectrum of musical theatre, while discovering some new favorite songs and shows. The shows are performed in their entirety with the scores performed by a live orchestra, provided by Los Angeles Musicians Collective.

The Boys from Syracuse was the first musical ever adapted from a work by Shakespeare, The Comedy of Errors featuring delightful music by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart, and book by George Abbott. Set in ancient Ephesus, two sets of twins contend with mistaken identities, fast-paced chases, magic spells, wily courtesans, and a mysterious seer in this madcap farce. Memorable classic songs from the show include "This Can't Be Love," "Falling in Love with Love," and "Sing for Your Supper." The show opened on Broadway on November 23, 1938 under the direction of George Abbott and choreography by George Balanchine. A film version was released 1940, which starred Allan Jones, Joe Penner, Martha Raye, and Irene Harvey. The production then made its way to London's West End in 1963 and was later given a revival in 1991, directed by Judi Dench. It was revived again by The Roundabout in New York in 2002, directed by Scott Ellis and choreographed by Rob Ashford, with a new book by Nicky Silver.

The Reiner Staged Reading Series performance of The Boys from Syracuse is under the direction of David Lamoureux. The cast features a cast of Broadway, national tour, and regional talent including Gabriel Kalomas

(National Tour: Les Miserables; MTW: Memphis, Big Fish) as Antipholus of Syracuse; Eric Michael Parker (MTW: Memphis, My Fair Lady, Regional: Titanic) as Antipholus of Ephesus; Jeffrey Landman (Broadway: Les Miserables, MTW: Young Frankenstein) as Dromio of Ephesus; Louis Pardo (Regional: Chess, Jesus Christ Superstar) as Dromio of Syracuse; Kelly Marie Pate (National Tour: My Fair Lady, Oliver) as Luce; Katharine McDonough (MTW: My Fair Lady, South Pacific; Regional: The Drowsy Chaperone); as Adrianna; and Carlin Castellano (Regional: Titanic, Fiddler on the Roof) as Lucianna. The series is produced by Michael Betts and David Lamoureux and is made possible by a generous donation from Ken & Dottie Reiner with additional funding provided by The Ackerman Family/Evalyn M. Bauer Foundations, Kathy Baker Campbell, Joe P. Moore, Jr. & Edna Moore, Pat & Janice DeRouen, and Marian Pincombe. The series orchestra is generously provided by Los Angeles Musicians Collective.

Tickets are now on sale for this one-night-only special performance. For tickets go to www.musical.org or call (562) 856-1999, ext.


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