Get a Kiss from Kate July 27th - August 12th at the Lesnieski Center in Lisle and the Athenaem Theatre in Chicago
Here's a musical adaptation that's really worth checking out! Originally on Broadway, this is one of Cole Porter's finest works.
Did you say acoustics? at the Atheneum the theatrical space is incredible. I should know, I've been on both sides of the curtain as an actor and as an audience member.
Built as an opera house for the thriving and wealthy German Community in the area that surrounded St. Alphonsus Church, the Atheneum Theater was meant to compete with the Opera Houses of Europe and few expenses were spared to support the productions there, from three story fly space for the flats that hold the backgrounds for the sets, to full size dressing rooms for the cast filling the basement under the stage including room for an entire orchestra and the kind of traps needed for the kind of ups and downs needed for many a show.
With all that care built into a theater, the acoustics for a musical, especially one of this kind, are marvelous. Kiss me Kate is not to be missed if you can possibly make it.
Here's some more information about the show. Sorry I can't tell you about the Lenski center, I've never been there. But the show, a musical version of Skakespeare's Taming of the Shrew, a rousing and funny update of one of the Bard's classic comedy of tension, anger and fire turned to love between true equals.
Welcome to Baltimore! Fred Graham’s theater company is about to premiere a musical version of Shakespeare’s the Taming of the Shrew, starring Fred and his recent ex-wife, Lilli as Petruchio and Kate.
Fred and Lilli are now happily celebrating the one-year anniversary of their divorce when love blooms again, as Lilli mistakenly receives flowers meant for Fred’s new love, Taming’s Bianca, Lois Lane .
Lois, meanwhile, is frantic because her current beau, Bill Calhoun (playing Lucentio) has signed Fred’s name on a gambling debt and now her future on Broadway is in jeopardy. Add in two unsavory characters come to collect their dough and Lilli’s new fiancé, a high-ranking government official, and it’s a wonder the show can go on! Tempers flare both on-stage and off as Fred and Lilli learn that yes, they still do love each other.
Featuring Broadway favorites like “Another Openin’, Another Show”, “Too Darn Hot”, “Brush Up Your Shakespeare” and “Wunderbarr” and a toe-tapping score by Cole Porter, Kiss Me, Kate is sure to please the entire family.
July 27th-29th Lesnieski Center
Lemont, IL 60439
Tickets $18 / $15 Senior & Student
For Tickets: 630.257.3077
The Athenaeum Theatre
2936 N. Southport
Chicago, IL 60657
For Tickets: 312.902.1500 or www.ticketmaster.com
Cast and Staff
Go to the group's website for more information, especially funny is the Cast Unplugged Page.
Once again, for a great night out, try Nightblue Performing Arts Company's/Theater's Kiss Me Kate!
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