"Kiss me, Kate, we shall be married o’Sunday."
It’s "another opening of another show" with Kiss Me, Kate
, American musical theatre’s greatest tribute to the Bard. As they try to stage a musical version of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew
, sparks fly on and off stage between Fred Graham, the show's director and star, and Lilli Vanessi, his leading lady—and ex-wife. Add to the mix passionate young lovers, ingénue Lois Lane and her gambler boyfriend Bill, plus a few musically inclined gangsters' heavies, and the result is a sharp and witty night with some of Cole Porter's most immortal tunes.
STC Associate Artistic Director Alan Paul, director of Man of La Mancha
and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
(Helen Hayes Award winner) helms Kiss Me, Kate
, the winner of the first ever Tony Award® for Best Musical, featuring such classic numbers as "So In Love" and "Brush Up Your Shakespeare."
Lilli VanessiChristine Sherrill*
Fred GrahamDouglas Sills*
Ralph (Stage Manager)Christine Sherrill*
Lois LaneRobyn Hurder*