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Kiss Me, Kate
Music and Lyrics by
Book by Sam and Bella Spewack
Directed by John Doyle
April 10 to Nov 6
Opens: Jun 8
Approximate running time:
2 hrs 20 min
Photo of: Monique Lund as Lilli Vanessi and Juan Chioran as Fred Graham
Now extended by popular demand, with two additional performances!
November 3 and 6
About the Play
As backstage bickering between the co-stars of a musical version of The Taming of the Shrew threatens to sabotage opening night, along come a couple of gangsters with a gambling debt to collect. The result is hilarity on and off the stage – all punctuated by Cole Porter’s unforgettable melodies and wickedly witty lyrics.
With such hits as “So In Love” and “Too Darn Hot,” this classic from the golden age of musical theatre is a fun-filled way to “Brush Up Your Shakespeare.”
Kiss Me, Kate
is generally suitable for most ages. A mild expletive is uttered, and in the backstage scenes some characters appear in their undergarments. The production uses haze, flashing lights and the sound of a gunshot.
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Multiple Performance Day
No performances on selected day
The Stratford Festival is a
not-for-profit registered charity,
Registration No. 119200103 RR0002.
The Stratford Festival of America
is a public charity as outlined in section
501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Service.
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