Opening Date

Jul 11, 1949

Closing Date

Jun 02, 1951

MusicalComedyOriginalNational Tour

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Setting
Ford's Theatre, Baltimore. June 1948.

Produced by Saint Subber and Lemuel Ayers
Book by Sam Spewack and Bella Spewack; Music by Cole Porter; Lyrics by Cole Porter; Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett; Incidental Ballet Music Arranged by Genevieve Pitot; Musical Director: Pembroke Davenport
Production Staged by John C. Wilson; Choreographed by Hanya Holm
Scenic Design by Lemuel Ayers; Costume Design by Lemuel Ayers; Lighting Design by Al Alloy
General Manager: C. Edwin Knill
Orchestra Director: George Hirst
General Press Representative: George Ross
Fred Graham / Petruchio
Jul 11, 1949 - Jun 03, 1950
Lilli Vanessi / Katharine
Jul 11, 1949 - Jun 03, 1950
First Man
Bill Calhoun / Lucentio
Lois Lane / Bianca
Singing Ensemble
Harry Trevor / Baptista
Dancer
Dancer
Singing Ensemble
Cab Driver
 
Singing Ensemble
Dancer
Haberdasher
"Taming of the Shrew" player
 
Dancer
Dancer
Singing Ensemble
Hortensio (Second Suitor)
"Taming of the Shrew" player
 
Singing Ensemble
Harrison Howell
 
Specialty Dancer
Specialty Dancer
Dancer
Ralph
Stage Manager
Dancer
Dancer
Singing Ensemble
Singing Ensemble
Singing Ensemble
Dancer
Singing Ensemble
Dancer
Singing Ensemble
Hattie
Singing Ensemble
Specialty Singer
Dancer
Singing Ensemble
Stage Doorman
Second Man
Singing Ensemble
Gremio (First Suitor)
"Taming of the Shrew" player
Understudies: Martha Burnett (Lilli Vanessi / Katharine), Ray Drakeley (Second Man), Max Hart (Ralph), Bobby Johnson (Specialty Singer), John Kelly (Bill Calhoun / Lucentio), John Kuehn (Harrison Howell), Ruth McVayne (Hattie), Shelly Mitchell (Lois Lane / Bianca), Tony Montell (First Man), Stan Porter (Harry Trevor / Baptista), Rai Saunders (Paul), Michael Scrittorale (Haberdasher), Kenny Smith (Stage Doorman, Hortensio (Second Suitor), Cab Driver), Richard Wickman (Gremio (First Suitor)) and Bob Wright (Fred Graham / Petruchio)
Orchestra Under the Direction of Jacques Rabiroff

Cast

Lilli Vanessi / Katharine
Jun 05, 1950 - Jun 02, 1951
Fred Graham / Petruchio
Jun 05, 1950 - Jun 02, 1951
Lois Lane / Bianca
Singing Ensemble
Singing Ensemble
Singing Ensemble
Specialty Dancer
Singing Ensemble
Singing Ensemble
Specialty Dancer
Dancer
Singing Ensemble
Specialty Singer
Stage Doorman
Dancer
Singing Ensemble
Singing Ensemble
Singing Ensemble
Singing Ensemble
Dancer
Gremio (First Suitor)
"Taming of the Shrew" player
Dancer
Singing Ensemble
Haberdasher
"Taming of the Shrew" player
Dancer
Singing Ensemble
Dancer
Understudies: Emory Bass (Ralph), Ernest Brown (Specialty Singer), Ben Cassidy (Gremio (First Suitor), Hortensio (Second Suitor), Stage Doorman), Frank Derbas (Haberdasher), Max Hart (Second Man), John Kuehn (Harry Trevor / Baptista), Janet Medlin (Lois Lane / Bianca), Dean Mitchner (Stage Doorman, Hortensio (Second Suitor)), Michael Roberts (Fred Graham / Petruchio) and Audrey Sabetti (Hattie)
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
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
Lois Lane / Bianca, Bill Calhoun / Lucentio and The Ensemble
Kiss Me, Kate
Fred Graham / Petruchio, Lilli Vanessi / Katharine and The Ensemble
Act 2
Sung By
Too Darn Hot
Paul and Specialty Dancers
Where Is the Life That Late I Led?
Fred Graham / Petruchio
Always True to You (In My Fashion)
Lois Lane / Bianca
Bianca
Bill Calhoun / Lucentio and The Ensemble
So in Love (Reprise)
Fred Graham / Petruchio
Brush Up Your Shakespeare
First Man and Second Man
I Am Ashamed That Women Are So Simple
Lilli Vanessi / Katharine
Kiss Me, Kate (Reprise)
Fred Graham / Petruchio, Lilli Vanessi / Katharine and The Company
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May 28, 1951 - Jun 02, 1951
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Apr 30, 1951 - May 05, 1951
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Apr 23, 1951 - Apr 28, 1951
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Apr 18, 1951 - Apr 21, 1951
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Apr 16, 1951 - Apr 17, 1951
Davenport, IA
Apr 10, 1951 - Apr 15, 1951
Minneapolis, MN
Apr 04, 1951 - Apr 05, 1951
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Apr 02, 1951 - Apr 03, 1951
Great Falls, MT
Mar 26, 1951 - Mar 31, 1951
Seattle, WA
Feb 12, 1951 - Mar 17, 1951
San Francisco, CA
Feb 02, 1951 - Mar 03, 1951
Long Beach, CA
Jan 31, 1951 - Feb 01, 1951
Pasadena, CA
Jan 29, 1951 - Jan 30, 1951
Santa Barbara, CA
Jan 15, 1951 - Jan 27, 1951
Baltimore, MD
Dec 25, 1950 - Jan 01, 1951
Dallas, TX
Dec 14, 1950 - Dec 16, 1950
Oklahoma City, OK
Dec 04, 1950 - Dec 09, 1950
Kansas City, MO
Nov 21, 1950 - Nov 26, 1950
Minneapolis, MN
Nov 05, 1950 - Nov 06, 1950
Louisville, KY
Oct 30, 1950 - Nov 04, 1950
Indianapolis, IN
Oct 23, 1950 - Oct 28, 1950
Cincinnati, OH
Oct 05, 1950 - Oct 07, 1950
Rochester, NY
Sep 25, 1950 - Sep 30, 1950
Baltimore, MD
Sep 04, 1950 - Sep 23, 1950
Philadelphia, PA
Aug 31, 1950 - Sep 02, 1950
Allentown, PA
Aug 28, 1950 - Aug 30, 1950
Hershey, PA
Jun 19, 1950 - Aug 12, 1950
Boston, MA
Jun 12, 1950 - Jun 17, 1950
Pittsburgh, PA
May 22, 1950 - Jun 10, 1950
Detroit, MI
Sep 22, 1949 - May 20, 1950
Chicago, IL
Aug 08, 1949 - Sep 17, 1949
San Francisco, CA
Jul 11, 1949 - Jul 16, 1949
Los Angeles, CA