Sorry to say, auditions are over. Look for the cast list on this page very soon.
*A wonderful addition to a Syracuse summer event, and educational. *A super fun afternoon. *Loved the play. The actors were wonderful and all the staff were so nice. *Thank you x3. Well done. *Enjoyed it very much and looking forward to the future productions. *Very nice play. Adriana was great and very funny. *Very nice. Very well done. *Tremendous job done by all cast and crew. *A well done production, very creative improv. *Enjoyed the play, look forward to the next. *Very enjoyable show, great cast, was quite entertaining. *Very funny and well made. Keep it up. *My seven-year-old was entranced. Could hear everything from the far back. Wonderful. *The one “brother” could dance. *Fabulous. Love the costumes, great acting. Thank you. *Well done, thanks for the show. *Thank you. Excited to attend more in the future. Loved the dancing. *Music was so appropriate, costumes were impressive, sound excellent, acting amazing, stage set very clear— worked well. *I loved that there was so much music incorporated into the play. The musicians added greatly to setting the mood. The dance at the opening was lovely. They were the storm and the waves. *Excellent show. Can’t wait until next time. *Lauhs/joy were very much needed and appreciated. *Love the performance, especially love the ballet. *Very funny, loved all of it. *The location, plot and organization all well done. *Thank you for a great show on a beautiful night. Very enjoyable. Great performance. *Very well done, very funny. The Bard would be proud. *Always love the shows in the Park and will continue to support. *Loved the energy of the cast, direction made the action clear. Thought the cast and direction was strong. Music and dance added a lot. Excellent. *This was great. I’m not usually a fan of Shakespeare’s comedies but this was wonderful. Thank you all. *So enjoyable, wonderful acting and costuming. *Enjoyed the venue and enthusiasm. *Excellent as always. Amazing how the actors manage flawlessly in the heat. We love coming. *This was an especially fun play, uplifting and easy to understand. More like this one please. *Understand the play very well, enjoy a lot. *I laughed riotously. Had I more understanding of Elizabethan slang, I would have been apoplectic. *Loved the extra musicians. The cast seemed well rehearsed and dialogue flowed well. Sound was good. *Very much enjoyed. Thanks for all your hard work. *Better every year. *I look forward to both the June and August shows each year. A great setting for a summer evening of theatre. *Great job all. Sound System is fabulous. *What a great production of the play. Well done *Great setting, good use of costumes and props. *As usual, had a wonderful time. The company was extremely talented and joyously funny. *Music was an EXCELLENT enhancement. Actors and scenes were great. One of the best productions I have seen at Thornden. *A lot of fun to watch! The actors were really good...I could hear them very well. *I am so grateful for this live Shakespeare performance. *Truly appreciate the Actors’ dedication to the arts. *Very funny, always a joy to watch! *Better every year, production great this year- sound, staging, costumes, music, dancing, of course the actors *LOVE SSTIP, favorite thing to do in the summer. *Hilarious, extremely committed to acting, beautiful music, loved the stool bit at the end. *We appreciate all the hard work that went into it. *Show was great and the actors were hilarious. *Comedic Confusion was perfect, the clowns never failed to make me laugh. *This was a nice family thing to do together, thanks! *I’m 12 and I found “Comedy of Errors” very witty and fun. 5 star rating.
*Never seen this one before & it was really good. Much funnier than I was expecting. Synopsis was very helpful. *Loved it. Really enjoyed having the pre-show. * Thanks for a terrific (early) evening. * Fantastic cast, persevere in the weather, were absolutely hilarious. *Thoroughly enjoyed it—acting was excellent.
Short and Sweet:
*Great job. *Enjoyed myself immensely. *Excellent job everyone. *Awesome. *Loved it x4. *Thank you. *Show was great. *Very enjoyable evening. *Great show x3. *Great. *Very entertaining. *Awesome job. *Awesome, very entertaining. *Wonderful show. *Super production. *Very enjoyable— thank you. **Bravo *A great time *Thoroughly enjoyed it *The thumbs way up *Fantastic production *Thank you for providing a synopsis *Great Performance by all *Wonderful production. clowns were a great addition. *LOVE this humor *Excellent production with nice weather *Tons of fun *Awesome. My 9-year-old loved it *Glad we came *Love the show, *This was so much fun. AAAHHH. *Really fun. Had a great time. *This was fantastic *Great execution of the story *Shakespeare would be proud *Funny and enjoyable *Wonderful *Fantastic performance *So very enjoyable What a nice event. *Always a lovely afternoon. *Great, fun, entertaining. *Excellent.
*It was my first time seeing anything like this in America. It was so cool. Congratulations. The band was my favorite part. *Was very fun. First time in attendance. * This was our first time at one of these productions. The actors' delivery was very clear and had good diction. Excellent. Bravo. A nice change from other Shakespeare productions in upstate NY. *My friend got me to come and I was pleasantly surprised *This was our first time to see SSITP and we loved it! A Syracuse gem. Bravo. *A great time, it was our first time. We can’t wait for the next one! *Great setting...love the enthusiasm...want to support in the future.
*First time, but Lord willing, not last.
Cast List as of July 2021
Jesse Navagh: Antipholus of Syracuse
Jay Merante: Dromio of Syracuse
Aaron Alexander: Antipholus of Ephesus
Brian O'Connor: Dromio of Ephesus
Alyssa Otoski-Keim: Adriana
Emily Augello: Luciana
Dan Stevens: Angelo
Peter Andres: Duke Solinus
Jack Sherman: Aegeon
Nora O'Dea: Aemilia
Ben Hayes: Officer
Maria Coleman: Courtesan
Janis Scaturo: Doctor Pinch
David Hitchcock: Merchant
Margot Vangel: Clown
Kristina Rusho: Clown Donovan Stanfield: Clown
Another resounding success- KIDS 2021 —
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This is the first video in a series of shows that play every Thursday from 2-2:30 pm bringing you Shakespeare in all his beauty from players who love him!
This video is the second program in our series presented by the Onondaga County Library. We have assembled a volunteer readers group of more than 30 people made up of SSITP actors, Board members, Friends of SSITP, audience members and Shakespeare aficionados. Each week on Thursday, from 2-2:30 pm we go live on Zoom and livestream to the OCPL and SSITP FB pages OR post a recorded version the next day. Players do scenes from Shakespeare in monologues and duos, sonnets, and pieces about the life, times and influence of Shakespeare in the last 456 years. Join us for a fun and exciting half-hour ride with weekly updates from SSITP and OCPL leading off the show.
Third show in the series: OCPL Presents Shakespeare Unstaged features the Elizabethan stylings of Anne Childress as Hecate from "The Scottish Play", Simon Moody delivering Shakespeare's unpublished speech on immigration from "The Book of Sir Thomas More," Jacob Garofalo giving us Katherine's song from "Henry VIII," co-host Ronnie Bell waxing poetic with the Bard's 12th sonnet, Tony Brown sharing a passionate speech by Angelo about Isabella from "Measure for Measure" and lawyer, Samuel Tamburo, reeding his essay entitled, "Who Is this Guy? advocating for Edward Devere to be recognized as the real author of Shakespeare's works. Don't miss a minute of this unusual and exciting show!
Fourth show in our series co-hosted by SSITP and OCPL. Ronnie Bell shared the final Love's Labor's Lost poster and Cara Luddy shared what OCPL has to offer for toddlers and other resources for kids. Then, we got our first taste of the flavor of Love's Labor's Lost as the three lords and the King made their pact to forego women for 3 years. Huzzah to John Triana, Aaron Alexander, Mike King and Derek Powell for great work. Then, Samuel Tamburo took on the enormity of the "winter of our disconetnt" speech that starts Richard III. R. Bell performed Sonnet 60 and Anne Childress rocked the Helena confession to the King that she loves his son from A1, S3 of All's Well. Finally, Simon Moody, Sam Tamburo and Tony Brown took us out onto the heath with King Lear in a chilling A4, S6 scene. Finally I shared 15 questions with bonus questions in the Bard Quiz Raffle Contest. Details are on the SSITP FB page. All entries are due by Wed. May 27th...Frist prize is 2 premium tickets to Love's Labor's Lost show of choice with a value of $50. Good luck!
1 Host- Ronnie Bell Welcome from SSITP Hello & SSITP 18th season
2 Co-Host- Christian Zabriskie Welcome from OCPL Hello & OCPL programming
3 Cayla Ross R&J , A 3, S 2, Juliet Just before Nurse enters
4 Derek Powell LLL, A 4, S 3, Berowne Women's eyes
5 Janis Scaturo AMND, A 3, S 2, Puck Puck's trick
6 Samuel Tamburo AYLI, A 2, S 7, Jaques 7 Ages of Man
7Anne Childress AMND,A 5, S 1, Snout Not 45's Wall
8 Tony Brown & Simon Moody Othello, A 4, S 1, Othello/Iago Iago's trick 9 Ronnie Bell R&J, A 1, S 4, Mercutio Queen Mab
10 Player's Quiz- 50 pts./ right Raise hands- 2 Gannon's Isle Mostly trivia answer Ice creams @ next Thornden show- (hopefully MAAN)
1 Host- Ronnie Bell Welcome from SSITP Hello & SSITP 18th season
2 Co-Host- Cara Luddy Welcome from OCPL Hello & OCPL programming 3 Melinda/Ronnie Bell TOTS, A2, S1, Katharine/Petruchio Their first fight 4 John Brackett/Derek Powell/ LLL, A3, S1, Don Adriano/Costard/ Remuneration Dominic D. Berowne
5 Cayla Ross Sonnet 141 The Bard's "How do I love you?"
6 Jason Luscier Cymbeline, A2, S5, The very devils Posthumus Leonatus
7 Tony Brown/ Jason Hamlet, A3, S2 Hamlet's advice to players
8 Ronnie / Simon Moody Henry V, A4, S3 St. Crispin's Day
9 Samuel Tamburo/Jason Hamlet, A5, S1 The skull of Yorick
10 Anne Childress Julius Caesar, A2, S2, Calpurnia The nightmare
1 Host- Ronnie Bell Welcome from SSITP Hello & SSITP 18th season
2 Co-Host- Cara Luddy Welcome from OCPL Hello & OCPL programming 3 John Triana, Kassy Melendez- LLL, A 2, S 1 The Princess comes to Navarre Ramirez
4 T.Brown, S.Moody, Dominic D Henry V, King of F/Exeter/Dauphin The bitter mock A2, S4, Lines 978-1050
5 Samuel Tamburo R&J, A3, S 5, Capulet, Anger to disown your child Lines 2288-2309
6 Tony Brown Sonnet 65 The miracle has might
7 Ronnie Bell R&J, A3, S3, Friar Laurence, Confessional admonition Lines 1989-2039
8 Anne Childress Tempest, A3, S3, Ariel, Lines 1629-60 Ariel's magic
9 Tony Brown Sonnet 115 Love is a babe
10 Dominic Dicaprio, R. Bell, Maggie Ariotti & Hamlet, A3, S4, Lines 2383-2498 Two's company & the 3rd is dead
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The mission of the Syracuse Shakespeare Festival Corp., now doing business as Syracuse Shakespeare-In-The-Park, is to bring the beauty, poetry and language of Shakespeare to everyone in Central New York especially school-aged children and seniors. We also strive to attract visitors from outside the region to supplement and support the health of the CNY economy.
SSITP is producing all of its Shakespeare plays in period costume only! When you want to see great Shakespeare set and costumed as closely as possible to how the Bard did, come see one of our Shakespeare shows
We will achieve these goals by presenting high quality productions of Shakespeare plays in period costumes for our two outdoor shows in the Thornden Park Amphitheater in June and August each year. The public is invited to attend the shows for free and encouraged to make donations to ensure the high quality of future productions.
We will achieve these goals by reaching out to CNY school-aged students and seniors through classes, workshops, in-school performances, field trips to Thornden Park and virtual programming based on current curricular needs and identified goals. We will collaborate with as many community groups and funders as possible to widen and strengthen our productions.
Feel free to have your group become part of our artistic team!
We partner with Syracuse City Ballet, Open Hand Theatre, Thornden Park Bulldogs, Syracuse Country Dancers, Gannon's Isle Ice Cream & the Thornden Park Association.
" I always love coming to your shows, and I’m now bringing friends to share the joy. This show was my most favorite yet! "
Shakespeare-In-The-Park, August 2018, Merry Wives of Windsor, Audience Member
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Monday - Thursday: Noon - 10 pm
Fri/Sat/Sun: By appointment
Showdays: Up to 1 1/2 hours BEFORE curtain and AFTER the show