Kiss Me, Kate is a musical written by Bella and Samuel Spewack with music and lyrics by Cole Porter.
The story involves the production of a musical version of William Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew" and the conflict on and off-stage between Fred Graham, the show's director, producer, and star, and his leading lady, his ex-wife Lilli Vanessi.
A secondary romance concerns Lois Lane, the actress playing Bianca, and her gambler boyfriend, Bill, who runs afoul of some gangsters.
Kiss Me Kate is one of the Broadway classics, and widely regarded as Cole Porter's best show.
First produced in 1948, it won the first Best Musical Tony in 1949.
Porter and the Spewacks also won for music, lyrics and script.
The show has been produced around the world for the last seventy years, including Broadway revivals in 1999 and 2019.
Directed by - Kel Nagel
Auditions for our spring musical, Kiss Me Kate will be held at Christ United Methodist Church on Phillip Morris Road in Salisbury on Monday, April 6, Wednesday April 8 and Monday April 13, all at seven PM |
Note that Senior Follies will still be using our Nutters facility at that time. Thanks to Christ United for their help. The non-consecutive dates are the result of working around the Easter holidays and production team schedules.
Please be prepared to sing sixteen or so measures of a song, preferably a show tune. The director and musical director STRONGLY PREFER that auditioners bring sheet music. An accompanist will be provided. If you bring a CD or MP3, we will probably be able to play it.
Please wear clothing and shoes suitable for dancing.
Show dates are Friday, June 19, and Saturday, June 20 at 8 PM and Sunday, June 21 at 2 PM at Wicomico High School Auditorium.
Contact director Kel Nagel with questions or concerns.
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