Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Book by Bella and Samuel Spewack
Kiss Me Kate
From "Another Op'ning of Another Show" and "It's too Darn Hot"
to "Wunderbar" and "Brush Up Your Shakespeare" this comic
musical based on Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew" is a musical
gem. A play within a play unfolds as a theatre company rehearses for a
production of "The Taming of the Shrew". The actors lives are complicated by
personal problems in love and money.
came out of a self imposed retirement to create a musical that would rival
"Oklahoma". The style and energy of the music, the lively lyrics and some
hilarious scenarios helped this show earn 5 Tony awards when it opened on
Broadway in 1948. Slightly revised in 1999, the updated show won a further 4
Tony Awards including best Revival of a Musical.
To quote the
show itself :
"It's entertaining, vivacious and calculated to
please the discriminating theatre-goer"
Director : Earlla Vickers
Music Director : Laurie Garbutt
River Run Centre
November 21 - 24, 2007 8pm
November 25, 2007 2pm