Kiss Me, Kate

Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter / Book by Sam and Bella Spewack


Synopsis: 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. This is a play-within-a-play where each cast member’s on-stage life is complicated by what is happening offstage. Musical numbers include Why Can’t You Behave, So In Love, Wunderbar, Tom, Dick or Harry, Were Thine That Special Face, From This Moment On, 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.

Cast

Fred Graham/Petruchio Scott Macleod
Lilli Vanessi/Katherine Marisa Walsh
Lois Lane/Bianca Jessica Jensen
Bill Calhoun/Lucentio Shane Cooney
Hattie Stevie Neale
Paul Brian Guerrero
Harry Trevor/Baptista Jerry Leggett
Ralph Joseph Garnett
Gremio Riso Straley
Hortensio Chris Blackmon
First Gangster Alex Dagg
Second Gangster Chris Theis-Lotito
Harrison Howell Barney Walsh
Haberdasher Heidi Warriner
Nathaniel Lynsey Price
Phillip Justin Dickieson
Gregory Barbara Martinez
Chorus Lauren Anderson
  Christie Curtis
  Gabriel Glaze
  Christy Hurt
  Jillian Jensen
  Haley Jensen
  Sandra Kepko
  Tristian Luysterburg
  Barbara Martinez
  Christina McApline
  Lindesy McLaine
  Joanne Stacey
  Victoria Taylor
  Natasha Ticotin
  Emily Waters
  Alyssa Woeckner

Orchestra

Conductor Rick Glaze
Violin 1 Ashlee Duff
  Molly Hodges
Cello Nathan Girard
String Bass Ken Chopcinski
Flute Katie Lowe
  Brandi Hebold
Clarinet Katie Crosby
  Brenda Doss
Bassoon Michael Markey
Alto Saxophone Brandi Hebold
  Allison Eiland
Tenor Saxophone James McAlister
  Michael Markey
  Burt Kimberl
Baritone Saxophone Burt Kimberl
Trumpet Nick Angelo
  Armand Navarro
Horn Stephen Pearce
Trombone Chris King
Keyboard Blake Riley
Drum Set Steve Maniscola
Percussion Ashley Edwards

 

Production Crew

Director Kyle Marrero
Musical Director Rick Glaze
Scenic Designer Charles Houghton
Lighting Designer Duane Turner
Costume Designer Lisa Lantz
Choreographers Sheri Allen
  Todd Allen
Technical Director Duane Turner
Stage Manager Becky Greteman
Assistant Stage Managers Jennifer Bossa
  Toni Federico
Master Electrician Ashley Elliot
Spotlight Operators Toni Federico
  Sam Strom
Prop Master Will O'Donnell
Stage Crew Courtney Fell
  Ashley Elliot
  Will O'Donnell
  Ashley Carrese
Costume Construction Jeannie Atwell
  Lisa Lantz
  Musetta Jensen
Costume Crew Nicole Thietje
  Shanna Turner
Makeup Designer Jillian Jensen
Sound Board Operator Briton Smith
Student Shop Staff Will O'Donnell
  Toni Federico
  Riso Straley
  Christina Leite
  Ashley Elliot
  Victoria Taylor