Monday, August 15, 2016

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company Continues To Delight Boston Audiences - "The Boys From Syracuse" - With Boston Landmarks Orchestra, 7:00 PM, Wednesday 8/31 at The Hatch Shell

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company
Boston Landmarks Orchestra
Entertain Boston Audiences
The Hatch Shell
Photo by Andrew Brilliant/Brilliant Pictures

Following a highly successful production of "Love's Labour's Lost" on Boston Common, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company will delight Boston audiences one more time to close out the summer season.  On Wednesday evening, August 31st at 7:00 PM at the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade, CSC will join forces with Boston Landmarks Orchestra to offer a concert version of the classic Rogers and Hart musical, "The Boys From Syracuse."

(FYI - because of my recent knee surgery and recuperation, I was only able to attend one of the final performances of "Love's Labours Lost," so could not post a review before the show closed. It was one of the best productions in the 20 year history of CSC's Shakespeare on Boston Common.)

Plan to join me on the Esplanade on the 31st for what promises to be a memorable night.  Elliot Norton and IRNE aware winner Jennifer Ellis, fresh from her triumphant singing of the National Anthem at Fenway Park, leads a stellar cast.

Rodgers and Hart’s The Boys from Syracuse

A Concert Performance—in music and dance
In collaboration with Boston Landmarks Orchestra

Steven Maler, director

Christopher Wilkins, conductor

Yo-El Cassell, choreographer

A landmark Broadway musical from the swing era is reborn on the Esplanade. The Boys from Syracuse, based on Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors, is often considered the finest of all Rodgers and Hart creations. Familiar songs include ‘Falling in Love with Love,’ ‘Sing for Your Supper,’ and ‘This Can’t Be Love.’ This ‘concert performance with dancing’ marks only the 2nd professional performance of the inimitable big-band style original 1938 orchestrations.

*If it is raining on the 31st, the concert will be postponed to September 1st at the Hatch Shell. If it is also raining September 1st, the concert will be moved to a location TBA on the 1st.


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