Kiss Me, Kate | Algonquin Arts Theatre
Kiss Me, Kate
October 6 - October 21, 2018
Cole Porter's spirited musical comedy with feuding couples, gun-toting gangsters & amazing music.
Performances
Saturday, October 6
8:00pm
Sunday, October 7
3:00pm
Saturday, October 13
8:00pm
Sunday, October 14
3:00pm
Friday, October 19
8:00pm
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Saturday, October 20
2:00pm
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Saturday, October 20
8:00pm
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Sunday, October 21
3:00pm
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Tickets

Premium: $40 (Adult), $37 (Senior), $31 (Student)
Regular: $32 (Adult), $29 (Senior), $23 (Student)

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Event Information

Running time: Approximately 2 hours, 45 minutes, including intermission.
Intermission: Yes
Kid Friendly: Recommended for ages 8 & up - Please note that children under age 4 will not be admitted.

Synopsis

Passions run high as leading lady Lilli Vanessi and her ex-husband, actor/director Fred Graham, battle onstage and off in a production of Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew. With romance, comedy, sophistication, and behind-the-scenes high jinks, KISS ME, KATE combines the irreverent humor of two brilliant writers: Cole Porter and William Shakespeare. Musical numbers include "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 was originally produced in 1948, and is considered one of Broadway's great treasures. The original production of KISS ME, KATE played for 1,077 performances on Broadway at the New Century Theatre and for 501 performances in London at the Coliseum Theatre. The cast included Alfred Drake, Patricia Morison, Lisa Kirk and Harold Lang. The original cast album issued in 1948 by Columbia Records had the distinction of being the very first Broadway cast recording to be issued on LP. KISS ME, KATE was revived in 1999 at the Martin Beck Theatre on Broadway, where it played for 881 performances starring Brian Stokes Mitchell and Marin Mazzie, and at the Victoria Palace Theatre in London, where it played for about 300 performances starring Brent Barrett and Marin Mazzie.

In 2000, the revival won five Tony Awards for Best Revival, Best Actor, Best Costumes, Best Director and Best Orchestrations, and six Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Revival, Actor, Director, Orchestrations, Set Design and Costume Design.

Cast & Creative Team

Directed by GINA LUPI
Musical Direction by ROBERT SAMMOND
Choreography by RANDY ACCARDI
Stage Manager - RACHEL KRUPNICK

Frederick Graham - JOSEPH STEFANELLI
Lilly Vanessi - CINDY CHAIT
Lois Lane - JESSICA O'BRIEN
Bill Calhoun - NICHOLAS MARCHETTI
Paul - RANDY ACCARDI
Harrison Howell - BOB MAERLHEIN
Hattie - JENNIFER NELSON
Harry Trevor - JOHN B GECKLE
Gangster 2 - BRENDAN FLANAGAN
Gangster 1 - ADAM NELSON
Ralph (Stage Manager) - SHAUN KATZ
Wardrobe Lady - DENISE ALDERMAN
Assistant Wardrobe Lady - CHRISTINE KENNEDY
Ensemble - EDWARD ITTE
Ensemble - JOHN WISNIENSKI
Ensemble - QUINCY SOUTHERLAND
Ensemble - DYLAN BROWN
Ensemble - LEAH KRUPNICK
Ensemble - EMILY FITZGERALD
Ensemble - ARIANNA CENTAMORE
Ensemble - KATHLEEN PEARLBERG
Ensemble - JULIA LUPI
Ensemble - JACLYN ITTE
Ensemble - KELLI WILSON
Ensemble - JADE KEHR
Ensemble - LUCIE CHANTEPIE

Credits

KISS ME, KATE
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Book by Sam and Bella Spewack

KISS ME, KATE is produced by arrangement with TAMS-WITMARK MUSIC LIBRARY, INC., 560 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10022.

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