Twice the twins


December 07, 2006

The lowdown -- Before there was West Side Story or even Kiss Me, Kate, there was The Boys From Syracuse, which blazed the trail as the first Broadway musical adapted from Shakespeare. George Abbott based the script on The Comedy of Errors, and Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart added a score. The tale of two pairs of separated twins begins performances tomorrow at Center Stage, directed by Baltimore native David Schweizer.

If you go -- Showtimes vary at Center Stage, 700 N. Calvert St. Tickets are $15-$50. 410-332-0033 or

Holiday show

The lowdown -- Fell's Point Corner Theatre's Challenged Ensemble will perform its annual holiday show for two weekends, starting tomorrow. This year's presentation is an original piece called The Six Jewels, written and performed by the ensemble. The performances will be accompanied by a bazaar featuring baked goods, gifts and auction items to benefit the theater's programs for young people.

If you go -- Showtimes vary at Fell's Point Corner Theatre, 251 S. Ann St., through Dec. 17. Tickets are $8-$15. 410-276-7837 or


Shriver series

The lowdown -- Mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe brings a program of Brahms, Duparc and de Falla to the Shriver Hall Concert Series, partnered by one of the finest accompanists in the business today, Warren Jones.

If you go -- The recital is at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Shriver Hall, 3400 N. Charles St. Tickets are $17-$33. 410-516-7164 or


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