Shakespeare's “Taming of the Shrew” with Porter's music and lyrics
Kiss Me Kate
Music & Lyrics by Cole Porter, Libretto by Sam and Bella Spewack
Based on Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew
Directed by Rosemary Sutton
Musical Direction by Timothy D. Turner
Production by Sands Theater Center Rivertown Players of DeLand, Florida
September 6, 7, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21 @ 8 p.m.
October 8, 15, 22 @ 2:30 p.m.
All Performances at
Sands Theater Center
of the Cultural Arts Center
Combine Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew" with Porter's music and lyrics to get KISS ME, KATE an instant success with every cast and audience. Another Op'nin' Another Show welcomes you to Baltimore and to the opening of a musical version of Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew." The cast is on stage and receiving final instructions from Fred Graham, the director. A play-within-a-play unfolds, where each of the four main cast member's on-stage performance is complicated by what is happening in his off-stage life. Fred takes the roles of director and male lead, Petruchio. His ex-wife Lilli, now a movie star with a reputation for being difficult to work with, plays Katharine, the shrew. Fred's current love interest, Lois, plays the role of Bianca, and the other man in Lois' life, Bill, plays the role of Lucentio. Musical numbers include Why Can't You Behave, So In Love Am I, Wunderbar, Tom, Dick or Harry, Were Thine That Special Face, Too Darn Hot, Brush Up Your Shakespeare, I Hate Men, Always True to You (In My Fashion) and Another Op'nin, Another Show. KISS ME, KATE is fun, melodious and sophisticated.
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Auditions for Cole Porter's Kiss Me, Kate will begin at 7 p.m. July 14 and 15 in the Sands Theater Center at the Cultural Arts Center, 600 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand.
A large cast of various ages, teens through adults, is needed. Those auditioning should come dressed for movement and prepared with an up-tempo song that is not from the show, along with a taped accompaniment or sheet music.
Performances are set for Sept. 6 through 22. Details: 386-738-7156 or 386-736-7456.