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Kiss Me, Kate

July 01 - August 09

Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage
Old Globe Theatre
Conrad Prebys Theatre Center

Kiss Me, Kate


Fresh off his Tony Award-winning smash, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Darko Tresnjak returns to the Globe to helm one of the greatest romantic musical comedies of all time. Cole Porter’s witty and high-spirited songs will transport you into the wings as a touring company gets ready to open a musical version of The Taming of the Shrew, starring a divorced couple whose offstage battles threaten to bring down the curtain. This beloved classic features show-stopping dance numbers, Shakespeare-quoting mobsters, and a knockout score including “Another Op’nin’, Another Show,” “So In Love,” and “Brush Up Your Shakespeare.” Get ready for a sizzling summer evening that’s simply “Too Darn Hot”!

A co-production with Hartford Stage.

Karen and Donald Cohn, Peter Cooper and Norman Blachford, Pam Farr and Buford Alexander, Kathryn Hattox, Conrad Prebys and Debra Turner, Gloria Rasmussen, and June Yoder.

Artist Sponsor for Mike McGowan: Jordine Von Wantoch
Artist Sponsor for Anastasia Barzee: Lynne and Steve Wheeler

Running time: 2 hours, 35 minutes. There is one intermission.


Cast and Creative



Music and Lyrics
Cole Porter
Sam and Bella Spewack
Darko Tresnjak
Peggy Hickey
Scenic Design
Alexander Dodge
Costume Design
Fabio Toblini
Lighting Design
Philip S. Rosenberg
Sound Design
Jonathan Deans
Music Direction
Kris Kukul
Binder Casting: Jay Binder CSA/Mark Brandon CSA
Associate Music Direction
Max Mamon
Production Stage Management
Anjee Nero