Kiss Me Kate

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Show Synopsis

Winner of 3 Tony Awards & Critics Circle Awards for Best Musical, KISS ME, KATE is an instant success with every cast and audience. The story involves the production of a musical version of William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew and the on-stage/off-stage conflict between Fred Graham, the show’s director, producer, and star, and his leading lady, ex-wife Lilli Vanessi. Musical numbers include Why Can’t You Behave, So In Love, Wunderbar, Tom, Dick or Harry, Were Thine That Special Face, From This Moment On, Too Darn Hot, Brush Up Your Shakespeare, I Hate Men, Always True to You (In My Fashion) and Another Op’nin’, Another Show.

Performance Times & Locations

This show performed from November 14th to November 22nd, 2015 at the Fox Theatre in Redwood City, CA


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

Cast & Artistic Team

Directed by Milissa Carey
Music Direction by Dolores Duran Cefalu
Choreography by Nicole Helfer


Fred Graham (Petruchio) – Daniel Cameron

Lilli Vanessi (Katherine) – Amie Shapiro

Lois Lane (Bianca) – Leah Shesky

Bill Calhoun (Luciento) – Zachary Padlo

Harrison Howell – David Schiller

Gangsters – Ken Boswell, Ray D’Ambrosio

Hattie – Jessica Coker

Paul – Isaiah Boyd

Ralph – Rich Matli

Harry Trevor (Baptista) – Doug Brook

Suitor (Gremio) – Marc Gonzalez

Suitor (Hortensio) – Charlie Fields

Pops/Padua Priest – John Rinaldi

Male Ensemble – Andrew Kracht, Kyle Arrouzet, Mike Meadors, Sean Okuniewicz, Terrence “The T” Saffold

Female Ensemble – Sofia Constantini, Cindy Head, Lauren Herman, Kimberly Nearon, Amanda Nguyen, Gabrielle Traub, Catrina Manahan


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