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ticketPerformances June 28 – July 29

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.




Production Team

Director Allegra Libonati
Music Director Kenneth Gartman
Choreographer Doug Shankman
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



Mary McNulty* Lilli/Katherine
David Sattler* Fred/Petruchio
Tim Falter* Bill/Lucentio
Rachel MacIsaac* Lois/Bianca
James Roberts IV Paul
Melissa Victor* Hattie
Brett Alters* Gangster 1 
Brian Silliman* Gangster 2
Bradley Mott* Harry/Baptista
Luke Lynch General Howell
Patrick Spaulding Doorman/Stage Manager
Nicholas Cocchetto Suitor/Ensemble
Cole Francum Suitor/Ensemble
Joey Lucherini Ensemble
Dominique Allen Lawson Ensemble
Grant Benedict Ensemble
Zach Schanne Ensemble
Nikki Croker Ensemble
Julia Paladino Ensemble
Collier Cobb Ensemble
Michelle Morris Ensemble


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