Kiss Me, Kate - 2016

directed by Otto "Tank" Lowe & Gavin Drew

Kiss Me, Kate, written by Bella and Sam Spewack with music and lyrics by Hoosier native Cole Porter, centers around egotistical actor/producer/director Fred Graham and his ex-wife, Lili Vanessi, as they star in a production of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. We see Fred and Lili as they battle onstage and off, and it soon becomes clear that despite these ex-lovers’ claims to hate each other, they are still very much in love. Mistaken identities, some gangsters, and more romantic entanglements complete this hilarious story that earned the first Tony Award for Best Musical. 


Fred Graham/ Petruchio - Preston Wright
Lilli Vanessi/ Katherine - Emma Browning
Bill Calhoun/ Lucentio - Hunter Grate
Lois Lane/ Bianca - Maddie Boyle
Hattie - Kellyn Atkins
Wardrobe Lady/ Dancer - Rebecca Short
Paul - Connar Stetzel
Gangster #1 - Dave Schultz
Gangster #2 - Dave Dean
Hortensio - Bret Dausch
Gremio - Reece Schwartz
General Howell - Clayton Smith
Stage Doorman/Pops/ Padua Priest - Jamez Frantz
Ralph/Stage Manager - Ted Smith
Dancer / Ensemble Members:
Maddy White, Savannah McMichael,  Lizzy Dryer, Michaela Troyer, Rebecca Short
Ensemble Members:
Pat White, Doreen Ayers, Bee Higginbottom, Pam Schwartz, Brenner Newsom, Brooke Newsom, Owen Newsom, Terri Kuhlenbeck, Lily Sheets