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 firstname.lastname@example.org.