Auditions for the musical community theatre play, “Kiss Me, Kate,” is scheduled for Feb. 24-25, Wed-Thursday, from 6:30-9 p.m. each evening in The Matthews Opera House theatre.
The director for this production is Max G. Merchen.
Cold Read – no script copies given prior to auditions
Participants should have material prepared to sing at auditions. Bring sheet music. We will provide piano accompaniment, CD, or prepare to sing a cappella.
Rehearsals start on Feb. 29 at 6:30 p.m.
“Kiss Me, Kate” performances at The Matthews are April 22-24, April 29-May 1, 2016.
A Play within a Play
Egotistical leading man, Fred Graham, is reunited with his ex-wife, Lilli Vanessi, when the two are forced to play opposite one another in a new musical production of Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew.” The battle of the sexes continues onstage and off, as it becomes clear that as much as this couple profess to hate each other, they are also still in love. Throw a number of cases of mistaken identity, some gangsters, and additional romantic entanglements into the mix and you get “Kiss Me, Kate” — a dazzling Broadway classic that earned the Tonys’ very first award for Best Musical.