Showtunes Theatre Company Partners with Village Theatre to Present THE BOYS FROM SYRACUSE in Concert

Showtunes Theatre Company Partners with Village Theatre to Present THE BOYS FROM SYRACUSE in Concert

Showtunes Theatre Company will return to the Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall, March 23-25, 2018 with a concert production of The Boys from Syracuse, with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Lorenz Hart, and book by George Abbott. The show is produced by Showtunes in association with Village Theatre, directed by Steve Tomkins in his final year as Artistic Director of Village and is being presented as part of the city-wide "Seattle Celebrates Shakespeare" festival. With Kim Douglass music directing, the show will have four performances over one weekend. Performances are Friday, March 23 at 8:00 pm, Saturday March 24th at 2 pm and 8pm and Sunday, March 25th at 2 pm.

The first musical ever adapted from Shakespeare remains the most madcap musical farce ever to animate the stage. Based on Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors, Antipholus and his wily servant, Dromio, travel to Ephesus in search of their respective twins, from whom they were separated in a shipwreck. Naturally, they are immediately taken for their brothers and we're off and running on a riotous chase from marketplace to marital bed. Perplexed wives, disgruntled courtesans, outraged constables and an audience roaring with laughter are left in its wake before this show's tangled web is unraveled, and Rodgers & Hart & Abbott have triumphed once again!

Audiences won't believe how many songs they know including "This Can't Be Love," "Sing For Your Supper" and "Falling in Love with Love."

"We're so thrilled that Steve has agreed to direct our concert production of The Boys from Syracuse. In fact, he's been waiting a long time to get his hands on this classic comedy by Rodgers and Hart," said Matt Wolfe, Showtunes Artistic Director.

The cast includes twenty-four Seattle-based professional actor-singers: Saxton Jay Walker as Antipholus of Syracuse, Brandon O'Neill as Antipholus of Ephesus, Patrick Shelton as Dromio Syracuse, Gabriel Corey as Dromio Ephesus, Billie Wildrick as Adriana, Mallory King as Luciana, Christine Riippi as Luce, Randy Scholz as the Duke, Michael Byron-Ingersoll as Aegean, with Jasmine Jean Sim as the Courtesan, Manny Golez, Alexandria Henderson, Jonathan Lee-Vroman, Casey Raiha, Marissa Ryder, Hiko Addison, Savannah Lynn Brady, Clayton Cooper, Blayne Fujita, Jenny Vaughn Hall, Jala Harper, Elena Joyner, Yusef Mahmoud, and Adam Minton filling out the supporting ensemble.

The book-in-hand concert production is part of a larger, citywide festival organized by the 5th Avenue Theatre. This spring and summer, a huge number of arts organizations in Seattle are celebrating Shakespeare in a wonderfully diverse offering of productions, readings, and events. More information here: http://seattlecelebrates.org

"We're thrilled to be joining the whole Seattle arts community in celebrating Shakespeare and bringing to our patrons of the most successful musical adaptations of his work," said Showtunes Executive Producer Maggie Stenson Pehrson.

Single tickets ($20-$40) are available now over the phone (local: 206-215-4747, toll-free: 866-833-4747), in person at the Benaroya Ticket Office, 200 University Street, Seattle, Washington, (ticket office hours are Monday-Friday: 10 am-6 pm and Saturday: 1-6 pm) or online at https://www.seattlesymphony.org/concerttickets/calendar/2017-2018/benaroyahall/boys-from-syracuse.

Based in Seattle and founded in 1999, Showtunes creates concert versions of the many unsung American musical theater gems. Led by Matt Wolfe (Artistic Director) and company founder Maggie Stenson Pehrson (Executive Producer), the company currently presents as an ACTLab company at ACT Theatre as well as Seattle's Benaroya Hall. Pulling from the area's vast array of musical theatre talent, SHOWTUNES has staged 35 productions to date.

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