Calendar Notice for Cole Porter’s 'Kiss Me, Kate' September 25 to October 24, 2009

NEW MILFORD, CONN. (August 14, 2009) – This September, TheatreWorks New Milford will premiere the classic musical comedy, KISS ME, KATE, with Music and Lyrics by the legendary 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.

KISS ME, KATE is under the direction of Brad Blake of New Milford and the musical direction of Arnie Gross of Southbury.

The production features some of the region’s finest actors: Tom Sheehan (Bethel); Priscilla Squires (Danbury); Trisha Carr (Orange); Mark Feltch (Newtown); Steve Michelsson (Patterson, NY); Matthew Farina (New Fairfield); Ron Dukenski (Goshen); Billy Hicks (New Milford); Jonathan Ross (Thomaston); Tom Denihan and Kim Sanders (both Waterbury); Janina Reiner and Janice Gabriel (both Brewster, NY); Brad Kimmelman, Jeff Porper, and Shannon Courtney-Porper (all Ridgefield).

KISS ME, KATE runs September 25,26 October 2,3,4  9,10,11  16,17,18  23,24. Curtain time is 8:00 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays, with 2:00 p.m. Sunday matinees on October 4, 11, and 18. Tickets for all shows are $28 for reserved seating. PLEASE NOTE: THE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3 SHOW IS ALREADY SOLD OUT.

On Thursday, September 24, senior citizens are invited to a free dress rehearsal at 8:00 p.m. Thursday, October 1 at 8:00 p.m. is TheatreWorks’ Pay-What-You-Want night. At this performance, you name the price for your ticket.

Reservations can be made online at WWW.THEATREWORKS.US or by calling the box office at (860) 350-6863.

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


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