Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Book by Sam and Bella Spewack
Directed by Allegra Libonati
Egotistical leading man, director, and producer Fred Graham is reunited with his ex-wife, Lilli Vanessi, when the two are forced to play opposite one another in a new production of Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew. The battle of the sexes continues onstage and off, as it becomes clear that, as much as this couple profess to hate each other, they are also still in love. Alongside their bickering liaison, the show’s supporting actress, Lois Lane, supports her gambling boyfriend, Bill, as he attempts to evade the the clutches of local gangsters.
Throw in a number of cases of mistaken identity, the mob, and comedic routines into the mix and you get Kiss Me, Kate -- a dazzling Broadway classic that earned the very first Tony award for Best Musical.
Show features Cole Porter’s iconic Broadway songs such as Another Opening Another Show , Brush Up Your Shakespeare , Vunderbar, In My Way, I Hate Men, Why Won’t You Behave.
|Music Director||Kenneth Gartman|
|Scenic Designer||Julia Noulin-Merat|
|Lighting Designer||Devon Allen|
|Costume Designer||Arthur Oliver|
|Sound Designer||Ian Loftis|
|Technical Director/Scenic Build||Jim Hart|
|Tech Director/Scenic Fabrication||Bill Mensching Jr.|
|Production Stage Manager (AEA)||Blake Kile|
|James Roberts IV||Paul|
|Brett Alters*||Gangster 1|
|Brian Silliman*||Gangster 2|
|Luke Lynch||General Howell|
|Patrick Spaulding||Doorman/Stage Manager|
|Dominique Allen Lawson||Ensemble|
STONC. The Summer Theatre of New Canaan is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit professional regional theatre company.