Kiss Me, Kate
Book by Bella and Samuel Spewack
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Directed by Troy Pennington
7:30 p.m. July 23, 24, 25, 30, 31, Aug. 1
2:00 p.m. July 26, Aug. 2
When you combine Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” with the legendary Cole Porter’s music and lyrics, we get KISS ME, KATE — a raucous musical comedy that has been considered one of Broadway’s dearest treasures. Set in Baltimore, Maryland, this musical follows director and actor Fred Graham who is days away from opening his new musical based on William Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew". Fred has cast his difficult to work with ex-wife, Lilli Vanessi, and himself as the warring stars Katherine and Petruchio in order to capitalize on the chemistry they once had to bring his career back to its former glory. As you can probably guess, things don't go very well. Throw in a couple of complicated love triangles, massive egos, and two of the savviest gangsters you'll ever see on stage, this play-within-a-play is a farcical delight. Musical numbers include Why Can’t You Behave, So In Love, Wunderbar, Tom, Dick or Harry, 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, sophisticated, and pure entertainment from lights up to the final curtain.
Wine & Hors d'oeuvres
The Southern Oregon Wine Institute will be selling wine by the glass and hors d'oeuvre plates one hour before showtime and during intermission.
Kiss Me Kate is produced by special arrangements with Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc., New York, NY
$15 adults | $10 students and children under 18