Shakespeare musical comedy at Cerritos College

NORWALK – “The Boys from Syracuse,” a musical comedy about twins and women chased, will be performed next month by the Cerritos College Theatre Department. The first musical ever adapted from Shakespeare remains the most madcap musical farce ever to animate the stage.

In “Boys from Syracuse,” 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 are 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 the show’s tangled web is unraveled.

Performances are May 2-3 at 8 p.m., May 8-10 at 8 p.m., and May 11 at 2 p.m.

Presale tickets are $15 general admission; $12 for seniors and students; and $10 for children ages 5-12 (no children under 5 permitted). Ticket prices are slightly higher at the door.

Tickets can be purchased online at or at the box office one hour prior to each performance.



Published: April 10, 2014 - Volume 12 - Issue 52