Kiss Me, Kate is a romantic comedy that revolves around the backstage antics of a theatre company who is performing a musical version of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. The story follows the relationship between Fred Graham, the show’s director and star, and his ex-wife Lilli Vanessi, who plays the leading lady. As the onstage drama intertwines with their real-life conflicts, Kiss Me, Kate touches on themes of love, theatre, and the magic of the stage.
Musical Type: Golden Age (1948)
Cast Size: 20+
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Setting: 1940s / USA (Maryland)
Music/Lyrics: Cole Porter
Book: Bella Spewack, Samuel Spewack
Audition Songs: Theatre Trip
Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝
Sheet Music: Amazon➝
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