The Boys from Syracuse: Musical Info & Synopsis


The Boys from Syracuse is a musical adaptation of William Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors. The story follows two sets of identical twins, both named Antipholus, and their servants, both named Dromio. Although the twins were separated at birth, they end up reuniting in the city of Ephesus. As mistaken identities and misunderstandings ensue, The Boys from Syracuse is filled with lively antics, romantic entanglements, and the timeless humor of Shakespearean comedy.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Jazz Age (1938)

Cast Size: 25+

Genre: Comedy

Setting: BCE / Greece

Creative Team

Music: Richard Rodgers

Lyrics: Lorenz Hart

Book: George Abbott

Cast Albums

Studio Cast (1953)➝

Off-Broadway Cast (1963)➝

London Cast (1963)➝

New York Cast (1997)➝


Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝

Sheet Music: Amazon➝


1930s, Comedic, Large Cast

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