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Event 

Title:
Kiss Me Kate
When:
04.26.2014 - 04.27.2014
Where:
Mandell Theater - Philadelphia
Category:
Theater Performance

Description

Kiss Me Kate

 

Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter

Book by Sam and Bella Spewack

 

In the tradition of New York’s famed City Center Encore series Kiss me Kate will be presented as a concert reading, with actors carrying scripts, but there will be great dance numbers choreographed by Dr. Miriam Giguere, and a 20-piece orchestra conducted by Dr. Wesley Broadnax.  The show will be directed by Peter Reynolds who is the director of the musical theatre program at Temple University.  Mr. Reynolds has directed Urinetown, The Musical and A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Drexel in the past.

 

Audience members will find themselves immersed in this show within a show as a troupe of actors performs a musical version of Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew.” Their onstage characters mirror the hilarious drama backstage that includes romance, infidelity and of course gangsters. An uproariously funny comedy, Kiss Me Kate offers witty humor set to Cole Porter’s ingenious score with musical numbers including, “I Hate Men,” “Brush Up Your Shakespeare,” and “So In Love Am I.”

 

All proceeds from Kiss Me Kate support the Mike Moss Memorial Fund.  Nick Anselmo states, “Since Mike was such a collaborative individual and so supportive of the music, theater and dance programs, I thought it would be a fitting tribute to his memory to continue this collaboration and any funds that we raise would be for the Mike Moss Memorial Fund.”

Venue

Mandell Theater
Venue:
Mandell Theater   -   Website
Street:
33rd and Chestnut Streets
ZIP:
19104
City:
Philadelphia
State:
PA
Country:
Country: us

Description

33rd and Chestnut Streets
Philadelphia, PA, 19104