Photo Coverage: 'Kiss Me Kate' Opens At Papermill

By: Apr. 23, 2008

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Artistic Director, Mark W. Jones-Executive Director) officially opened its mainstage production of Cole Porter's masterpiece Kiss Me, Kate, returning to the Paper Mill Stage after a 40 year absence. 

Kiss Me, Kate will play the following performance schedule: Wednesdays at 7:30PM, Thursdays at 2:00PM & 7:30PM, Fridays at 8:00PM, Saturdays at 2:00PM & 8:00PM and Sundays at 2:00PM & 7:30PM.  Single tickets are now on sale and range in price from $25 to $92.  Student rush tickets are $20 and are available the day of performance in person with current student ID. Tickets may be purchased by calling 973-376-4343, or at the Paper Mill Box Office on Brookside Drive in Millburn, or online at  Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express accepted.  Groups of ten or more can receive up to a 25% discount on tickets and should call 973-379-3636 ext. 2438.  Paper Mill is proud to announce a Family Week special offer.  From Wednesday, April 16 through Sunday, April 30, buy one adult ticket at full price and receive a child's ticket at half price. This offer is subject to availability, and is not valid on previous purchases.

"Kiss Me, Kate, inspired by The Taming of the Shrew, is a charming story following two musical theatre actors-once married, now divorced - as they star together in a Broadway-bound musical version of Shakespeare's play. Soon, 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," press notes state.
Kiss Me, Kate brings an all-star cast with familiar favorites and brilliant newcomers to the Paper Mill Stage.

Photos By Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Mark S. Hoebee, Artistic Director

Curtain Call-Mike McGowan, Michele Ragusa

The Cast of Kiss me Kate

John Lloyd Young, Alison Franck (Casting Director) and Robert Creighton

James Brennan-Director

Herb Foster and Mike McGowan

Cameron Henderson and Robert Stoekle

Eric Shorey, Ryan Worsing and Steve Carrasco

Amanda Watkins

Stacey Sargeant

Patrick Parker, Michele Ragusa,Mark S. Hoebee

Herb Foster, William Ryall, Ryan Worsing, Liz Kimball, Katie Hagen and Travis Greisler

William Ryall

Gordon Joseph Weiss and William Ryall

Patrick Parker,Amanda Watkins, Mark S. Hoebee

Patrick Parker,Amanda Watkins, Mark S. Hoebee, Michele Ragusa

Amanda Watkins and Timothy J. Alex

Adam Guetell, Mark W. Jones,Mark S. Hoebee

Maulik Pancholy, Ryan Corvaia, Richard C. Rauscher, Ruth Zang, Rebecca S. Fleming and Wesley Apfel

Pamela Adams, Mimi Intagliata, Michael Goddard and Heather Stern

Stacey Sargeant, Mike McGowan,Eugene Fleming