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Cole Porter, 1948
Kiss Me, Kate
Cole Porter, 1948
Fri, Jul 30, 7:30 - 10:00 pm
Silva Concert Hall, Hult Center
Combine William Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew with Cole Porter's music and lyrics and get an instant classic! This is a play-within-a-play where each cast member's on-stage life is complicated by what is happening offstage. Musical numbers include "Why Can't You Behave?", "So In Love Am I", "Were Thine That Special Face", "Too Darn Hot", "Brush Up Your Shakespeare", and "Always True to You In My Fashion". Fun, melodious and sophisticated, Kiss Me, Kate is universally acknowledged to be Porter's finest work. It ran 1,077 performances on Broadway during its original run and won 5 Tonys, including Best Musical (the first in that category), Best Author of a Musical (for Samuel & Bella Spewack's brilliant book), and Best Composer & Lyricist honors for Porter.
Directed by Ron Daum, with music direction and conducting by Robert Ashens, choreography by Laura Hiszczynskyj, and sets designed by Jerry Hooker, our all-new production has a stellar cast led by longtime OFAM favorites, Shirley Andress and Bill Hulings as the embattled Katharine and Petruchio (onstage) and Lilli Vanessi and Fred Graham (off). It will be a literary romp to remember!
Event Personnel
Creative Team
Ron Daum, director
Robert Ashens, music director & conductor
Laura Sue Hiszczynskyj, choreographer
Jerry Hooker, set design
Mary Mikkelsen, costume design
Kelly Baum, lighting design
Cast
Shirley Andress, Lilli Vanessi / Katharine
Bill Hulings, Fred Graham / Petruchio
Ecaterina, Lois Lane / Bianca
Wade Hicks, Ralph
Ron Judd, Second Man
Ken McClintock, Harrison Howell
Female Ensemble
Male Ensemble
Scenes & Musical Numbers
ACT I
 Another Op'nin', Another Show
(1948) Kiss Me Kate
Words & music by Cole Porter
- Hattie & the company
 Why Can't You Behave?
(1948) Kiss Me Kate
Words & music by Cole Porter
- Lois Lane / Bianca
 Wunderbar
(1948) Kiss Me Kate
Words & music by Cole Porter
- Fred Graham / Petruchio & Lilli Vanessi / Katharine
 So In Love
(1948) Kiss Me Kate
Words & music by Cole Porter
- Lilli Vanessi / Katharine
 We Open in Venice
(1948) Kiss Me Kate
Words & music by Cole Porter
- Fred Graham / Petruchio, Lilli Vanessi / Katharine, Lois Lane / Bianca & Bill Calhoun / Lucentio
 Tom, Dick, or Harry
(1948) Kiss Me Kate
Words & music by Cole Porter
- Lois Lane / Bianca, Bill Calhoun / Lucentio, Gremio (First Suitor) & Hortensio (Second Suitor)
 I’ve Come To Wive It Wealthily In Padua
(1948) Kiss Me Kate
Words & music by Cole Porter
- Fred Graham / Petruchio and the men
 I Hate Men
(1948) Kiss Me Kate
Words & music by Cole Porter
- Lilli Vanessi / Katharine
 Were Thine That Special Face
(1948) Kiss Me Kate
Words & music by Cole Porter
- Fred Graham / Petruchio
 Cantiamo D'Amore
(1948) Kiss Me Kate
Words & music by Cole Porter
- Lois Lane / Bianca, Bill Calhoun / Lucentio and The Ensemble
 Kiss Me Kate
(1948) Kiss Me Kate
Words & music by Cole Porter
- Fred Graham / Petruchio, Lilli Vanessi / Katharine & the ensemble
ACT II
 Too Darn Hot
(1948) Kiss Me Kate
Words & music by Cole Porter
- Paul & dancers
 Where Is The Life That Late I Led
(1948) Kiss Me Kate
Words & music by Cole Porter
- Fred Graham / Petruchio
 Always True To You In My Fashion
(1948) Kiss Me Kate
Words & music by Cole Porter
- Lois Lane / Bianca
 Bianca
(1948) Kiss Me Kate
Words & music by Cole Porter
- Bill Calhoun / Lucentio & the ensemble
 So In Love (reprise)
(1948) Kiss Me Kate
Words & music by Cole Porter
- Fred Graham / Petruchio
 Brush Up Your Shakespeare
(1948) Kiss Me Kate
Words & music by Cole Porter
- First Man & Second Man
 I Am Ashamed That Women Are So Simple
(1948) Kiss Me Kate
Words & music by Cole Porter
- Lilli Vanessi / Katharine
 Kiss Me Kate (reprise)
(1948) Kiss Me Kate
Words & music by Cole Porter
- Fred Graham / Petruchio, Lilli Vanessi / Katharine & the company
Featured composers, lyricists, creators
Ticket/Venue Info
Kiss Me, Kate Ticket Prices
Seat LvlFull PriceDiscount Prices
10%  15%  20%  Stud. 
AA48.00  43.25  41.00  38.50  24.00 
A38.00  34.25  32.50  30.50  19.00 
B28.00  25.25  24.00  22.50  14.00 
C18.00  16.25  15.50  14.50  9.00 
Silva Concert Hall
Hult Center for the Performing Arts
One Eugene Center
Eugene, Oregon
541-682-5000

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Brush Up Your Shakespeare Musical Overview
Brush Up Your Shakespeare Schedule
Wednesday Jul 28
8:00 pmSwingin' The Dream
Thursday Jul 29
2:00 pmWhy Can't You Behave?
8:00 pmMan Bites Dog
Friday Jul 30
2:00 pmThe Rain In Spain
Saturday Jul 31
8:00 pmSuch Sweet Thunder
Thursday Aug 5
2:00 pmWhere Did Robinson Crusoe Go
8:00 pmWhen You Wish Upon A Star
Friday Aug 6
2:00 pmSomewhere
Saturday Aug 7
8:00 pmI Could Write A Book
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