Renaissance Theatre, in Partnership with The Academy Center of the Arts, presents: Kiss Me Kate


Join Renaissance Theatre this March in the Historic Academy Theatre for their production of Kiss Me Kate!


First performed in 1948, Cole Porter’s Kiss Me Kate involves the production of a musical version of Shakespeare's 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 of some gangsters.  The musical premiered in 1948 and proved to be Porter's only show to run for more than 1,000 performances on Broadway. In 1949, it won the first Tony Award for Best Musical.  One of the most popular American musicals ever produced, the show has had four Broadway revivals, each proving to be as popular and successful as the original.


Performance Schedule:

  • Friday, March 18 at 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, March 19 at 2:00 PM
  • Saturday, March 19 at 7:30 PM
  • Sunday, March 20 at 2:00 PM



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