In Kiss Me, Kate, egotistical producer, director and leading man Fred Graham (played by Cabot Rea) is reunited with his ex-wife Lilli Vanessi to play opposite one another in a new musical adaptation of Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew. A stormy battle of the sexes ensues on and off-stage as it becomes clear that they are still in love. Cole Porter's diverse score and clever lyrics rank among the greatest in theatre history. Add to the mix another young romance, gambling, mistaken identity, amusing mobsters, compelling choreography, and comedic routines and you have a dazzling Broadway classic that earned the very first Tony Award!
WHERE: Northland Performing Arts Center, 4411 Tamarack Blvd., Columbus OH 43229.
WHEN: Evenings (7:30PM): Sept. 13, 14, 19, 20 & 21; Matinees (2PM): Sept. 15 & 22.
TICKETS: $25 adults; $20 senior (65+) and students (with ID); $15 youth (12 and under). One free youth ticket with each paying adult or senior. Please call or email Trelene Turner for ticketing assistance: (614)288-3779; firstname.lastname@example.org.
This production receives funding from Greater Columbus Arts Council and Puffin Foundation West, Ltd.