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Kiss Me, Kate   Tour  

Opening Date: June 19, 2001    
Closing Date: June 16, 2002

Category: Musical, Comedy, Revival, National Tour
Setting: Ford's Theatre, Baltimore. June 1948.

Production Staff [See More]
Produced by Roger Berlind and Roger Horchow; Associate Producer: Richard Godwin and Edwin W. Schloss
Book by Sam Spewack and Bella Spewack; Music by Cole Porter; Lyrics by Cole Porter; Music orchestrated by Don Sebesky; Dance arrangements by David Chase; Musical Director: Paul Gemignani
Directed by Michael Blakemore; Choreographed by Kathleen Marshall; Associate Choreographer: Rob Ashford
Scenic Design by Robin Wagner; Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz; Lighting Design by Peter Kaczorowski; Sound Design by Tony Meola; Wig Design by Paul Huntley; Make-Up Design by Angelina Avallone; Associate Scenic Design: David Peterson; Associate Costume Design: Marion Williams; Associate Sound Design: Kai Harada
General Manager: 101 Productions, Ltd.; Associate Gen. Mgr: Ron Gubin; Company Manager: Ron Gubin
Production Supervisor: Steven Zweigbaum; Technical Supervisor: David Benken; Production Stage Manager: Joseph Sheridan; Stage Manager: William Gilinsky
Conducted by James Moore; Associate Conductor: Bruce Barnes; Keyboards: Bruce Barnes; Drums/Percussion: Marty Morell; Trumpet: Steve Eidem; Music Copying: Miller Music Services
Special Effects by Chic Silber
Casting: Johnson-Liff Associates; Tour Press & Marketing: TMG - The Marketing Group; Exclusive Tour Direction: The Booking Group; New York Press Representative: Boneau / Bryan-Brown; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; Fight direction by B. H. Barry; Fight Captain: Michael Lackey; Dance Captain: Carol Lee Meadows; Photographer: Joan Marcus
Rex Smith
Fred Graham / Petruchio
Rachel York
Lilli Vanessi / Katharine
Nancy Anderson
Lois Lane / Bianca
Michael Arkin
Second Man
Susan Beaubian
Randy Donaldson
Jim Newman
Bill Calhoun / Lucentio
Herman Petras
Harry Trevor / Baptista
Richard Poe
First Man
Chuck Wagner
Harrison Howell
John D. Baker
Hortensio (Second Suitor)
"Taming of the Shrew" player
Tina Marie Casamento
John Treacy Egan
"Taming of the Shrew" player
Juliet Fischer
Ivy Fox
Keith Howard
Stage Doorman
Michael Lackey
"Taming of the Shrew" player
Kevin B. McGlynn
Stage Manager
Carol Lee Meadows
Kimberly Dawn Neumann
Stephen Reed
Gremio (First Suitor)
"Taming of the Shrew" player
Marci Reid
Rommy Sandhu
"Taming of the Shrew" player
Margaret Shafer
Steven Sofia
Cab Driver
"Taming of the Shrew" player
Swings: Laura Marie Crosta, Rachel Lafer, Jody Reynard, Matthew J. Vargo and Carmen Yurich
Understudies: John D. Baker (Bill Calhoun / Lucentio), Tina Marie Casamento (Hattie, Lilli Vanessi / Katharine), John Treacy Egan (First Man, Harry Trevor / Baptista, Second Man), Ivy Fox (Lois Lane / Bianca), Keith Howard (Harry Trevor / Baptista), Michael Lackey (Fred Graham / Petruchio, Harrison Howell), Kevin B. McGlynn (Harrison Howell, Second Man), Carol Lee Meadows (Lois Lane / Bianca), Kimberly Dawn Neumann (Lois Lane / Bianca), Stephen Reed (Bill Calhoun / Lucentio, First Man), Marci Reid (Hattie), Jody Reynard (Hortensio (Second Suitor), Paul), Rommy Sandhu (Hortensio (Second Suitor), Paul), Margaret Shafer (Lilli Vanessi / Katharine), Steven Sofia (Gremio (First Suitor)), Matthew J. Vargo (Gremio (First Suitor)) and Chuck Wagner (Fred Graham / Petruchio)
music by Cole Porter; lyrics by Cole Porter
ACT 1 Sung By
Another Op'nin' Another Show Hattie and The Company
Why Can't You Behave Lois Lane / Bianca and Bill Calhoun / Lucentio
Wunderbar Fred Graham / Petruchio and Lilli Vanessi / Katharine
So in Love Lilli Vanessi / Katharine
We Open in Venice Fred Graham / Petruchio, Lilli Vanessi / Katharine, Lois Lane / Bianca and Bill Calhoun / Lucentio
Tom, Dick or Harry Lois Lane / Bianca, Bill Calhoun / Lucentio, Gremio (First Suitor) and Hortensio (Second Suitor)
I've Come to Wive It Wealthily in Padua Fred Graham / Petruchio and The Men
I Hate Men Lilli Vanessi / Katharine
Were Thine That Special Face Fred Graham / Petruchio
Cantiamo D'Amore The Ensemble
Kiss Me, Kate Fred Graham / Petruchio, Lilli Vanessi / Katharine and The Ensemble
ACT 2 Sung By
Too Darn Hot Paul and The Ensemble
Where Is the Life That Late I Led? Fred Graham / Petruchio
Always True to You (In My Fashion) Lois Lane / Bianca and Bill Calhoun / Lucentio
From This Moment On Harrison Howell and Lilli Vanessi / Katharine
Bianca Bill Calhoun / Lucentio and The Ensemble
So in Love (Reprise) Fred Graham / Petruchio
Brush Up Your Shakespeare First Man and Second Man
Pavane Lois Lane / Bianca, Bill Calhoun / Lucentio and The Ensemble
I Am Ashamed That Women Are So Simple Lilli Vanessi / Katharine
Kiss Me, Kate (Reprise) The Company
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Engagement Dates Theatre City and State
Jun 11, 2002 - Jun 16, 2002 Belk Theater Charlotte, NC
Jun 4, 2002 - Jun 9, 2002 Providence Performing Arts Center Providence, RI
May 28, 2002 - Jun 2, 2002 Wang Theatre at the Boch Center Boston, MA
May 7, 2002 - May 19, 2002 Connor Palace Cleveland, OH
Apr 30, 2002 - May 5, 2002 Weidner Center For The Performing Arts Green Bay, WI
Apr 23, 2002 - Apr 28, 2002 Proctors Schenectady, NY
Apr 16, 2002 - Apr 21, 2002 Hershey Theatre Hershey, PA
Apr 9, 2002 - Apr 14, 2002 Chrysler Hall Norfolk, VA
Mar 26, 2002 - Apr 7, 2002 James M. Nederlander Theatre Chicago, IL
Mar 19, 2002 - Mar 24, 2002 Segerstrom Center for the Arts Costa Mesa, CA
Mar 12, 2002 - Mar 17, 2002 ASU Gammage Tempe, AZ
Mar 5, 2002 - Mar 10, 2002 San Diego Civic Theatre San Diego, CA
Feb 5, 2002 - Mar 3, 2002 Orpheum Theatre - San Francisco San Francisco, CA
Jan 29, 2002 - Feb 3, 2002 Sacramento Community Center Theater Sacramento, CA
Jan 8, 2002 - Jan 27, 2002 5th Avenue Theatre Seattle, WA
Dec 18, 2001 - Jan 6, 2002 Buell Theatre Denver, CO
Dec 11, 2001 - Dec 16, 2001 Fox Theatre - St. Louis St. Louis, MO
Dec 4, 2001 - Dec 9, 2001 David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts Tampa, FL
Nov 27, 2001 - Dec 2, 2001 Raleigh Memorial Auditorium at Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts Raleigh, NC
Nov 20, 2001 - Nov 25, 2001 Bushnell Hartford, CT
Nov 13, 2001 - Nov 18, 2001 Wharton Center for the Performing Arts East Lansing, MI
Nov 6, 2001 - Nov 11, 2001 Andrew Jackson Hall At Tennessee Performing Arts Center Nashville, TN
Oct 30, 2001 - Nov 4, 2001 Benedum Center Pittsburgh, PA
Oct 16, 2001 - Oct 28, 2001 Ordway Center For The Performing Arts St. Paul, MN
Aug 21, 2001 - Oct 14, 2001 Shubert Theatre Los Angeles, CA
Aug 7, 2001 - Aug 19, 2001 Music Hall At Fair Park Dallas, TX
Jul 3, 2001 - Aug 5, 2001 Opera House (DC) Washington, DC
Jun 19, 2001 - Jul 1, 2001 Shubert Performing Arts Center New Haven, CT