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Kiss Me, Kate

Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter

Book by Sam and Bella Spewack

Elgin Community College

February 21-March 1, 2020

A song-and-dance comedy classic, Kiss Me, Kate focuses on a troupe of actors, led by former spouses Lilli Vanessi and Fred Graham, as they battle on- and off-stage during a production of The Taming of the Shrew. The musical features romance, comedy, and plenty of hijinks in addition to iconic Porter songs such as "Too Darn Hot," "Brush Up Your Shakespeare," "So in Love," and "Always True to You (In My Fashion)."

Fred/Petruchio: Tony Calzaretta
Lilli Vanessi/Katherine: Elenia Dokos
Lois/Bianca: Jessica Falco
Bill/Lucentio: Eli Oleson
Man 1: Terry Christianson
Man 2: Ethan Eckhaus
Paul/General Howell: Mike Frale
Harry/Baptista: Walt Westlake
Gremio: Mike Cleghorn
Hortensio: Eric Torres
Ralph: Jack Wheelock
Hattie: Meredith Brasher
Pops: Stephanie Fillion
Ensemble: Zosy Argueta, Emily Barnett, Jennifer Flatland, Jordon Glover, Mackenzie Hillmann, Alyssa Kuphal, Hailey Mahoney, Gabrielle Willaert
Director: Sarafina Vecchio
Music Director/Projection Designer: Marc Beth
Choreographer: Jen Cupani
Stage Manager: Amanda Schiferl
Assistant Stage Managers: Emile-Margaret Spangler and Taina Caraballa
Assistant Music Director/Accompanist: Erik Scheele
Scenic Designer: Pauline Olesky
Costume Designer: Holly Haupert
Lighting Designer: Chelsea Lynn
Sound Designer: Bill Franz
Properties Designer: Ivy Thomas
Fight Choreographer: Kate Booth
Production Manager: Alex Desimone
Technical Coordinator: Jessica Yeska

Kiss Me, Kate: Portfolio
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