The Boys From Syracuse

Original Broadway Production (1938)

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Cast Highlights

Singing Policeman
Antipholus of Ephesus
Dromio of Ephesus
Antipholus of Syracuse
Dromio of Syracuse
Duke of Ephesus

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Musical Numbers

Act One

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  • Overture .... Orchestra
  • Foreword: The Masks .... The Masks
  • I Had Twins .... Sung by Singing Policeman, Another Policeman and Ensemble
  • Dear Old Syracuse .... Sung by Dromio of Syracuse and Antipholus of Syracuse. Danced by Antipholus with Alice Craig, Vivien Moore, Lisa Lede, Claire Wolf and Dancers
  • What Can You Do With a Man? .... Sung by Luce and Dromio of Ephesus
  • Falling in Love .... Sung by Adriana and Ladies
  • Shortest Day of the Year .... Sung by Antipholus of Ephesus, Assistant Courtezan and Policemen. Danced by Courtezan, Secretary and Dancing Policeman
  • This Can't Be Love .... Sung by Luciana and Antipholus of Syracuse
  • Let Antipholus In .... Entire Company

Act Two

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  • Entr'acte .... Orchestra
  • Ladies of the Evening .... Sung by Singing Policeman, Another Policeman, Policemen and Courtezans. Danced by Secretary and Dancing Policeman.
  • He and She .... Sung by Luce and Dromio of Syracuse
  • You Have Cast Your Shadow .... Sung by Luciana and Antipholus of Syracuse
  • Come With Me .... Sung by Singing Policeman, Antipholus of Ephesus, Another Policeman, Angelo and Singers
  • Big Brother .... Sung by Dromio of Ephesus
  • Big Brother: The Ballet .... Danced by Dromio of Syracuse, Antipholus of Syracuse, Little Antipholus, Secretary, Robert Howard (solo dancer), Luce and Dancers
  • Sing for Your Supper .... Sung by Adriana, Luciana, Luce and Ladies. Danced by Courtezan and Ensemble
  • Oh, Diogenes .... Luce. Danced by Dancing Policeman, Courtezan and Ensemble
  • Happy Ending .... Entire Ensemble

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Trivia & History

On our page of credits for this production, we list Maurice de Packh, Hilding Anderson, Walter Paul and Menotti Salta as having  contributed, uncredited, to the orchestrations. This information comes from Steven Suskin's book The Sound of Broadway Music. 

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