Kiss Me, Kate

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Kiss Me, Kate logo
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September 21 - October 7, 2018

Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Book by Sam and Bella Spewack

Directed by Chris Causer
Music Direction by Nicholas Roman
Choreography by Kish Carothers

Passions run high as leading lady Lilli and her ex-husband, actor/director Fred, battle onstage and off in a production of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew. With romance, comedy, sophistication, and behind-the-scenes high jinks, KISS ME, KATE combines the irreverent humor of two brilliant writers: Cole Porter and William Shakespeare.

Musical numbers include “So In Love,” “Too Darn Hot,” “Always True to You (In My Fashion),” and other beloved Cole Porter standards.

  • $30 Adults
  • $25 Seniors (65+)
  • $25 Students
  • $16 Children (12 and under)

Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 2pm

Prairie Lakes Theater
515 E. Thacker StreetDes Plaines, IL 60016

Passions run high as leading lady Lilli and her ex-husband, actor/director Fred, battle onstage and off in a production of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew. With romance, comedy, sophistication, and behind-the-scenes high jinks, KISS ME, KATE combines the irreverent humor of two brilliant writers: Cole Porter and William Shakespeare.

Musical numbers include “So In Love,” “Too Darn Hot,” “Always True to You (In My Fashion),” and other beloved Cole Porter standards.

Cast

  • Lilli Vanessi (Katherine) Mikaela Sullivan
  • Fred Graham (Petruchio) Cliff Gabor
  • Lois Lane (Bianca) Heidi Hansfield
  • Bill Calhoun (Lucentio) Tyler Sonkin
  • First Gangster Jenilee Houghton
  • Second Gangster Jessica James
  • General Harrison Howell Anthony C. Brown
  • Harry Trevor (Baptista) Ken Rubenstein
  • Hattie Korinne Yonan
  • Paul Larry D. Trice II
  • Gremio/Ensemble Becca Duff
  • Hortensio/Ensemble Emma Widlowski
  • Ralph/Ensemble Adrian Briones
  • Philip/Ensemble Stephanie Fongheiser
  • Pops/Ensemble Michael P. Greenlief Jr.
  • Gregory/Ensemble Neill Kelly
  • Nathaniel/Ensemble Lauren Romano

Creative

  • Director Chris Causer
  • Music Director Nicholas Roman
  • Choreographer Kish Carothers
  • Scenic Design/Prop Design Frank Roberts
  • Costume Design Martha Shuford
  • Lighting Design Marissa Geocaris
  • Sound Design Patrick John O'Brien
  • Prop Design/Producer Debbie Szczesniak
  • Producer Michael P. Greenlief Jr.