KISS ME, KATE, directed by Chris Causer, is led by Mikaela Sullivan and Cliff Gabor as Lilli Vanessi/Katherine and Fred Graham/Petruchio, respectively. The cast also features Heidi Hansfield (Lois Lane/Bianca), Tyler Sonkin (Bill Calhoun/Lucentio), Jenilee Houghton (First Gangster), Jessica James (Second Gangster), Anthony C. Brown (General Harrison Howell), Ken Rubenstein (Harry Trevor/Baptista), Korinne Yonan (Hattie), Larry D. Trice II (Paul), Becca Duff (Gremio/Ensemble), Emma Widlowski (Hortensio/Ensemble), Adrian Briones (Ralph/Ensemble), Stephanie Fongheiser (Philip/Ensemble), and Lauren Romano (Nathaniel/Ensemble).
The production team also includes Nicholas Roman (Music Direction), Kish Carothers (Choreography), Bret Baleskie (Scenic Design), Martha Shuford (Costume Design), Marissa Geocaris (Lighting Design), Patrick John O'Brien (Sound Design), Bob Silton (Prop Design), Michael P. Greenlief Jr. (Producer) and Debbie Szczesniak (Producer).
KISS ME, KATE opens Big Noise Theatre's 2018-19 season on Friday, September 21, 2018 and runs through October 7 at Prairie Lakes Theater, 515 E. Thacker Street in Des Plaines, IL. Performances are on Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30pm and Sunday afternoons at 2pm. Ticket prices range from $16 to $30 for children, students, seniors (65+), and adults. Email firstname.lastname@example.org about special rates for groups of 15 or more. Click here for more information.
Update, August 4, 2018: Frank Roberts joins the KISS ME, KATE staff as the new Scenic Designer.