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Audition dates: November 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. and November 14 from 4 to 6 p.m.


Kiss Me Kate was first presented at the New Century Theatre in New York on December
30, 1948, with music by Cole Porter and lyrics and book by Samuel and Bella Spewack.
It is a play within a play featuring a group of actors at a theatre in Baltimore on opening
night of The Shrew, a musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Taming of the Shrew. It is a
blending of operetta and of musical comedy, one of the last shows to do this. The story is a basic boy had girl, tries to get girl back, loses girl and gets her back again with the
requisite happy ending and a lot of comedy in between. It pays homage not only to
Shakespeare and operetta, but also vaudeville, featuring comic players in the form of
1940s gangsters. The story is interrupted by songs and dances that do not necessarily
advance the plot but add to the fun of the evening.

Director: Charlie Robertson
Assistant Directors: Hollie Guidry and Jade Duthu


Performance Dates: Thursdays - Sundays from March 16 – April 2, 2023


Those interested in auditioning may arrive at any point during either of the audition windows. You will be asked to sing roughly one minute of a musical theatre song, preferably one sung by the character for which you are auditioning. (This will be acapella unless you bring your own track.) You will also be required to read a scene from the show. The show’s choreographer, Christina Williams, will also work with you on a few dance steps in the show. For more information, including the option to request a copy of the audition scene early, contact Charlie at charliebooks@gmail.com.

Prior to auditions, please sign up using this audition form, which includes character info and a tentative rehearsal schedule:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfBQvhN3wDvqHfB-
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