TheatreWorks Holds Casting Call for Cole Porter's 'Kiss Me, Kate' July 13 and 14, 2009, 7:00 – 9:00pm

NEW MILFORD, CONN. (June 26, 2009) – TheatreWorks New Milford is seeking a cast of ten men and six women — aged 18 to 60 — for its upcoming musical, KISS ME, KATE, with Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter and book by Bella & Samuel Spewack.

A timeless Broadway classic, the Tony Award-winning hit musical KISS ME, KATE is based on William Shakespeare’s "The Taming of the Shrew" and centers on big-time actors Lilli Vanessi and Fred Graham. The formerly-married, constantly battling couple is now forced to reunite for a new musical version of "Shrew." Their onstage tussles as Shakespeare’s Katherine and Petruchio are nothing compared to their offstage affairs, backstage brawls, and hilarious misunderstandings. As time goes by the couple realizes, much like the characters in the original play, that they are hopelessly bound to each other.   

Auditions will be held at TheatreWorks, 5 Brookside Ave., New Milford (next to the CVS) on Monday, July 13 and Tuesday, July 14 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 

All auditioners must come prepared with 16 bars of a classic Broadway show tune (something by Porter, Gershwin, Rodgers, Loesser, Lerner & Lowe, etc.) An accompanist will be provided. Auditioners also should dress comfortably and be prepared to move. KISS ME, KATE is under the direction of Bradford Blake of New Milford and the musical direction of Arnie Gross.

All roles are available and both professionals and amateurs are welcome. No appointments are necessary. TheatreWorks offers a stipend to all performers, technicians, and directors. For audition sides, sheet music for the auditions, character breakdowns, and directions, visit: WWW.THEATREWORKS.US/ACTORS.

Rehearsals begin in August with performances beginning September 25 and running through October 24 on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays.

TheatreWorks is an award-winning, professional non-Equity theatre company located on 5 Brookside Avenue, just off Route 202 (next to the CVS), in New Milford, CT.


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