SMT Finishes 39th Season with Cole Porter Classic KISS ME KATE!
Seattle Musical Theatre, Seattle's longest-running musical theatre company, ends its 39th season with the Cole Porter classic, Kiss Me Kate!. The show runs from April 7th through April 30th; Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2pm, and a special Thursday performance on April 27th at 7:30pm.
Kiss Me Kate is the charming story that follows two musical theatre actors -once married, now divorced - as they star together in a Broadway-bound musical version of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. Tensions mount and tempers flare, until it seems no amount of acting can save this show. But when two gangsters arrive to settle an old score, success becomes a matter of survival! Filled with slapstick humor and classic songs like "Wunderbar" and "So in Love," along with sizzling dance numbers like "Too Darn Hot," it's no wonder Kiss Me Kate became Cole Porter's biggest hit!
"The theme for our 39th season has been Identity, and the team for Kiss Me Kate has truly embraced this concept in a variety of ways," says Chris Mayse, Managing Artistic Director of SMT. "We will be holding talk back sessions following our first three Sunday matinees; with the emphasis being on Identity has it is viewed through the optics of theatre. We have really looked at multi-culturalism and gender roles in development of this production, which will only enhance the excitement that is built into this song-and-dance classic. I think it reflects the direction that SMT looks to head into as we stop to honor our 40th Anniversary next season."
For those interested in the 40th Anniversary season, SMT will be announcing its four-show selections on opening night of Kiss Me Kate!
Tickets are currently on sale for Kiss Me Kate! Go to www.seattlemusicaltheatre.org, to learn more about the company and our upcoming season!