Photo Flash: First Look at Christianne Tisdale, William Michals and More in Westchester Broadway Theatre's KISS ME, KATE
Westchester Broadway Theatre presents Kiss Me Kate with Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter and Book by Samuel and Bella Spewack. Directed and Choreographed by James Brennan with Musical Direction by Leo P Carusone, the show runs now through November 3, 2013. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
This Cole Porter hit is one of the masterpieces of musical theatre. It offers a host of glorious songs with some dazzling rhymes and a witty script about a former husband-and-wife acting team at war with each other while trying to stage a musical version of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. The show scintillates with classic Porter numbers, "Wunderbar", "Always True To You In My Fashion", "Why Can't You Behave", "Too Darned Hot", "I Hate Men" and "Brush Up Your Shakespeare".
Kiss Me, Kate opened on Broadway on December 28, 1948 and enjoyed a healthy run of 1,070 performances. It won five Tony Wards, including the first ever Tony Award offered for Best Musical in 1949. The original cast included AlfrEd Drake, Patricia Morison, Lisa Kirk, and Harold Lang. There have been two revivals of "Kiss Me, Kate," most recently in 1999 starring Brian Stokes Mitchell and Marin Mazzie.
Our cast stars: William Michals as Fred/Petruchio, Christianne Tisdale as Kate/Lilli, Missy Dowse as Lois Lane/ Bianca, Brian Ogilve as Bill/Lucentio, Darren Kelly as Harrison Howell, James Van Treuren as Harry/Baptista, Michael Farina and Michael Kubala as the Gangsters.
The Multi-talented ensemble includes; Lauren Cluett, Chris Fishburne, Kyle Erickson Hewitt, Anna Claire Hudgins, Darrell T. Joe, Krista Kurtzberg, Ryan Patrick Lingle, Roger Preston Smith, Bronwyn Tarboton, EricWeaver and Karen Webb.
The show is directed and choreographed by James Brennan, with musical direction by Leo P. Carusone, Lisa Tiso is the Associate Producer. Set design by John Farrell, Costumes by Derek Lockwood, Hair/wig design by Gerard Kelly, Sound Design by Jon Hatton, Andrew Gmoser is the Lighting Designer, Properties by Grumpy's Props. Victor Lukas is Production Stage Manager.
Ticket Prices Dinner & Show range between $54.00 and $80.00 plus tax, depending on the performances chosen. Beverage Service & Gratuities are not included in the ticket price. Discounts are available for children, students, and senior citizens at selected performances. More news at www.BroadwayTheatre.com.
Photo Credit: John Vecchiolla
Michael Kubala and Michael Farina perform "Brush Up Your Shakespeare"
The Cast of KISS ME, KATE