What an absolutely 'Wunderbar' Way to 'Brush Up Your Shakespeare' with CM Performing Arts Center’s KISS ME KATE!
Cole Porter's Kiss Me Kate is a timeless, delightful musical romp that can be seen again and again. It's an overblown, joyous account of a theatre company putting up a musical version of 'The Taming of The Shrew'. The musical traces the main relationship between director/leading man Fred and his ex-wife/leading lady Lilli as they respectively portray the Shakespearean roles of Petruchio and Katharine (the Shrew to be tamed, of course!). Fred and Lilli are two divorced egotistical actors who adore one another but just cannot be around each other very long without catastrophic, calamitous results. Thrown into the mix are an ambitious showgirl, a Broadway hoofer with a gambling problem and singing gangsters. Despite Fred's ego and Lilli's fiancé, can the two feuding leads get their act together before the curtain closes on this show?
Directed by Danny Amy Musical Direction by John Farrell Choreography by M.E. Junge Stage Managed by Sean Burbige
Starring: Carl Tese as Pops/General Harrison Marielle Greguski as Hattie Dondi Rollins Jr as Paul Brendan Noble as Ralph Kristina Lodestro as Lois Lane Corey Martin as Bill Calhoun Brianne Boyd as Lilli Vanessi Jon Rivera as Fred Graham Sean Burbige as Gangster 1 Ralph D'Ambrose as Gangster 2 Kevin Burns as Flynt/Gremio Matthew Surico as Riley/Hortensio Anthony Pizzuti as Stagehand #2/Philip Erich Grathwohl as Baptista/Stagehand #3 Debbie Hecht as Wardrobe Lady
Featured Dancers: Debbie Hecht Meaghan Lakios Samantha Rosario Zulfiya Asquino Jen Amy Alyssa Caracciolo
Running August 2nd to August 24th. For more information such as specific dates and times, or to order tickets please contact the Box Office at (631) 218-2810 or visit our website at www.cmpac.com.