Narayan and Montalban Will Be Twins in Centerstage's The Boys From Syracuse

News   Narayan and Montalban Will Be Twins in Centerstage's The Boys From Syracuse Casting has been announced for Baltimore Centerstage's upcoming production of The Boys From Syracuse, which will be presented in the Pearlstone Theater beginning Dec. 8.

Directed by David Schweizer, the cast will be headed by Manu Narayan (Bombay Dreams) and Paolo Montalban (Pacific Overtures) as the identically named brothers Antipholus. They will be joined onstage by Laura Lee Anderson (Maid/Courtesan), Charlotte Cohn (Adriana), Rosa Curry (Maid/Courtesan), Kyle DesChamps (Merchant of Syracuse), Rona Figueroa (Luciana), Kevin R. Free (Dromio of Ephesus), Terry Lavell (Tailor/Seeress), Charlie Parker (Luce), John Ramsey (Aegean/Goldsmith), Blair Ross (Madame Courtesan), Christopher Sergeeff (Tailor’s Apprentice/Merchant of Ephesus), Stephen Valahovic (Sergeant), Chris Wells (Sorcerer/Duke), Michael Winther (Dromio of Syracuse) and Jessica Wu (Maid/Courtesan). The production will play through Jan. 14, 2007. The creative team for the Centerstage production also includes Wayne Barker (music director/orchestrator), Dan Knechtges (choreographer), Allen Moyer (scenic designer), David Zinn (costume designer), Christopher Akerlind (lighting designer), Ryan Rumery (sound designer), Gavin Witt (production dramaturg), Isis Masoud (assistant choreographer), Chris Hofer (orchestra contractor), Paul Wissman (assistant director) and Lauren Phillips (assistant lighting designer).

The Boys From Syracuse, which debuted on Broadway in 1938, features a score by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart and a book by George Abbott. Based on Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors, the classic musical, according to press notes, "dances into the back alleys and boudoirs of ancient Ephesus. There the braggart Antipholus and his hapless servant Dromio are thrown topsy-turvy when their long-lost identical twins sail into town and run afoul of perplexed wives, red-hot courtesans, and the law." Among the Rodgers and Hart score are such standards as "This Can’t Be Love," "Falling in Love With Love" and "Sing For Your Supper."

Tickets, priced $10-$65, are available by calling (410) 332-0033. Visit www.centerstage.org for more information.