Opening Date

Jun 19, 2001

Closing Date

Jun 16, 2002

MusicalComedyRevivalNational Tour


Ford's Theatre, Baltimore. June 1948.

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; Assistant Scenic Design: Robert F. Wolin; Assistant Costume Design: Eden Miller and Philip Heckman; Assistant Lighting Design: Michael P. Jones and Mick Smith; Moving Light Programmer: Josh Weitzman
General Manager: 101 Productions, Ltd.; Associate Gen. Mgr: Ron Gubin; Company Manager: Ron Gubin; Assistant Co. Mgr: Todd Shotz
Production Supervisor: Steven Zweigbaum; Technical Supervisor: David Benken; Production Stage Manager: Joseph Sheridan; Stage Manager: William Gilinsky; Assistant Stage Mgr: Teri Wertman
Conducted by James Moore; Associate Conductor: Bruce Barnes; Keyboards: Bruce Barnes; Drums/Percussion: Marty Morell; Trumpet: Steve Eidem; Synthesizer Programmer: Bruce Samuels; 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; Assistant Dance Captain: Rommy Sandhu; Photographer: Joan Marcus
Fred Graham / Petruchio
Lilli Vanessi / Katharine
Lois Lane / Bianca
Second Man
Bill Calhoun / Lucentio
Harry Trevor / Baptista
First Man
Harrison Howell
Hortensio (Second Suitor)
"Taming of the Shrew" player
"Taming of the Shrew" player
Stage Doorman
"Taming of the Shrew" player
Stage Manager
Gremio (First Suitor)
"Taming of the Shrew" player
"Taming of the Shrew" player
Cab Driver
"Taming of the Shrew" player
Understudies: John D. Baker (Bill Calhoun / Lucentio), Tina Marie Casamento (Lilli Vanessi / Katharine, Hattie), John Treacy Egan (Harry Trevor / Baptista, First Man, Second Man), Ivy Fox (Lois Lane / Bianca), Keith Howard (Harry Trevor / Baptista), Michael Lackey (Fred Graham / Petruchio, Harrison Howell), Kevin B. McGlynn (Second Man, Harrison Howell), 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 (Paul, Hortensio (Second Suitor)), Margaret Shafer (Lilli Vanessi / Katharine), Steven Sofia (Gremio (First Suitor)), Matthew J. Vargo (Gremio (First Suitor)) and Chuck Wagner (Fred Graham / Petruchio)
Dance Captain: Rachel Lafer


Lois Lane / Bianca
Bill Calhoun / Lucentio
"Taming of the Shrew" player
"Taming of the Shrew" player
Dance Captain
Swing: Lisa A. Mayer
Understudies: Patty Goble (Lilli Vanessi / Katharine), Roland Rusinek (Harry Trevor / Baptista, First Man, Second Man) and Lee A. Wilkins (Gremio (First Suitor), Hortensio (Second Suitor))
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
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
Bill Calhoun / Lucentio and The Ensemble
So in Love (Reprise)
Fred Graham / Petruchio
Brush Up Your Shakespeare
First Man and Second Man
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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