Auditions for “Kiss Me, Kate” will take place Saturday, February 7th at 12:30 p.m. and Tuesday, February 10th at 7:30 p.m. If needed, call-backs will take place on Thursday, February 12th at 7:30 p.m. The audition will consist of singing, dancing and readings from the script. Auditioners should bring a brief musical selection to perform (musical accompaniment is provided) and will participate in a group dance number. Auditioners are encouraged to attend the Saturday auditions, if possible.
Colleen Lavery is the director, Danielle Clougher is the music director and Lisa Kelleher is the choreographer. The performance dates for Kiss Me, Kate are May 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16 at 8:00 p.m. and May 3, 10, 17 at 2:00 p.m.
With music by Cole Porter and lyrics and book by Samuel and Bella Spewack, Kiss Me, Kate is a musical that blends together operetta and musical comedy. The story involves the Baltimore theater production of a musical version of William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew and the conflict on and off-stage between Fred Graham, the show's director, producer, and star, and his leading lady, his ex-wife Lilli Vanessi. A secondary romance concerns Lois Lane, the actress playing Bianca, and her gambler boyfriend, Bill, who runs afoul with some gangsters. The show pays homage to Shakespeare, operetta, musical comedy and vaudeville.
All roles are open. The cast will include approximately 20 actors. Character details are available on our website.
Please contact Colleen Lavery with any questions at email@example.com.
Search for Directors for 2015-2016
The Walpole Footlighters have selected their slate of productions for the 2015-2016 season. The season will open with Almost, Maine by John Cariani. The play, which takes place on a single evening in the far north of Maine, the town’s residents are falling in and out of love in sometimes very strange ways. The play will open on Friday, Oct. 9. Next up: Incorruptible, a hilarious farce that takes place in a 13th century abbey, where the cash strapped monks take increasingly desperate steps to lure pilgrims and perhaps the Pope himself. The winter production opens on Feb. 5, 2016. Finally, we finish the season with the warmhearted musical take on childhood, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, bringing to life the beloved characters of Charlie, Lucy, Linus, Sally, Schroeder and of course Snoopy. It opens on Friday, May 6, 2016.
The play reading committee is seeking applicants for director for each of the shows and will conduct interviews on Saturday morning, Feb. 14. If you are interested in applying, please send a résumé and contact information to PRC chair Peter Bradley at firstname.lastname@example.org by Feb. 6. Qualified candidates will be contacted to make interview appointments.