KISS ME, KATE
Also Starring Merle Dandridge
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Book by Bella and Samuel Spewack
Directed by Sheldon Epps
"This Production Dazzles" - TheaterMania
"An Ingenious Adaptation" - Los Angeles Times
"Wayne Brady and Merle Dandridge shine! Go!" - LA Weekly
"Deliciously Wicked" - The Daily News
KISS ME, KATE represents the iconic composer-lyricist Cole Porter at his very best and includes some of musical theatre’s most famous songs: “So in Love,” “Another Op’nin’ Another Show,” “Too Darn Hot,” and “Brush Up Your Shakespeare.” It is without a doubt one of the great classics of the American musical theatre, celebrating Shakespeare (it describes a production of The Taming of the Shrew) and the joys, madness, and the rewards of working in the theatre - both onstage and off. The book is by Bella and Samuel Spewack.
The Pasadena Playhouse production will view the work through a new lens, using the wonderful material of this celebrated production to showcase the trailblazing African-American actors and entertainers of the early 20th century.
Running Time: 2 hours 45 minutes (including a 15-minute intermission).
TALKBACK TUESDAYS at The Playhouse is a post-show series in which a panel of community experts and esteemed guests discuss and explore selected themes of the show with the audience.
POST-SHOW at The Playhouse: A series of post-show talk-backs immediately following a performance on the Mainstage including members of the cast and crew, as well as any creative or design team members who are present. POST-SHOW at The Playhouse acts as a question and answer session between the audience and the participating members of the production.
Sunday, October 5, 2014, following the 2:00 pm performance.