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St. Jacobs Country Playhouse

Kiss Me, Kate

A Classic Broadway Musical Comedy

August 7 to September 1, 2024

Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Book by Sam and Bella Spewack

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Sophisticated, romantic, and delightfully hilarious, Kiss Me, Kate is a sparkling battle of the sexes that is a love letter to both Shakespeare and showbiz.

Cole Porter’s joyful and high-spirited musical comedy follows the ferocious backstage antics of a touring company performing The Taming of the Shrew, featuring a flamboyant feuding couple, gun-toting gangsters, and some of the best numbers ever written for the stage: “Another Op’nin’, Another Show,” “Too Darn Hot,” “Wunderbar,” “So in Love,” and “Brush Up Your Shakespeare.”  

Broad, brazen, and shamelessly irresistible, Kiss Me, Kate was the first musical to win a Tony Award® for Best Musical. Discover its timeless charm in this song-and-dance extravaganza heralded as a defining musical of the 20th century.

Recommended for ages 10 and up.  

Show Calendar

Legend:

  • Discount Day
  • Opening
  • Student Show (Not Sold Online)

Wednesday

Aug 7

Kiss Me, Kate

Thursday

Aug 8

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Friday

Aug 9

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Saturday

Aug 10

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Sunday

Aug 11

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Tuesday

Aug 13

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Wednesday

Aug 14

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Thursday

Aug 15

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Friday

Aug 16

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Saturday

Aug 17

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Sunday

Aug 18

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Tuesday

Aug 20

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Wednesday

Aug 21

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Thursday

Aug 22

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Friday

Aug 23

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Meet The Artists

Headshot of Matthew Armet

Matthew Armet

Hortensio

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Headshot of Neil Barclay

Neil Barclay

Gangster #2

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Headshot of Jean Blandon

Jean Blandon

Ensemble

Headshot of Jacqueline Burtney

Jacqueline Burtney

Ensemble

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Headshot of Mariah Campos

Mariah Campos

Ensemble

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Headshot of Mark Cassius

Mark Cassius

Harry Trevor/Baptista

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Headshot of Eric Craig

Eric Craig

Fred Graham/Petruchio

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Headshot of Rachel Fairbanks

Rachel Fairbanks

Lois Lane/Bianca

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Christina Gordon

Hattie

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Headshot of Eddie Glen

Eddie Glen

Gangster #1

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Alexandra Grant

Ensemble

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Headshot of Mark Harapiak

Mark Harapiak

Ralph

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Headshot of Kaylee Harwood

Kaylee Harwood

Lilli Vanessa/Katherine

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Headshot of Kae Kae Lee

Kae Kae Lee

Ensemble

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Headshot of Cory Lingner

Cory Lingner

Bill Calhoun

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Headshot of Chad McFadden

Chad McFadden

Gremio

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Kent Sheridan

Harrison Howell

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Éamon Stocks

Ensemble

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Headshot of Stéphanie Visconti

Stéphanie Visconti

Ensemble

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Headshot of Tyrell Witherspoon

Tyrell Witherspoon

Ensemble

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Michael Lichtefeld

Michael Lichtefeld

Director & Choreographer

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Jeannie Wyse

Jeannie Wyse

Music Director

Douglas Paraschuk

Douglas Paraschuk

Set Designer

Rachel Berchtold

Rachel Berchtold

Costume Designer

Michael Walton

Michael Walton

Lighting Designer

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Allan McMillan

Sound Designer

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Headshot of Ashley Rees

Ashley Rees

Stage Manager

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Sadie Wannamaker

Assistant Stage Manager

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Headshot of Lyrie Murad

Lyrie Murad

Apprentice Stage Manager

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Jeannie Wyse

Music Director/Piano

Headshot of Dave Dunlop

Dave Dunlop

Trumpet

Lorne Grossman

Drums

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Peter Hysen

Trombone

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Headshot of Mike Wark

Mike Wark

Reed-Clarinet/Tenor Sax

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KISS ME, KATE is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Tams-Witmark LLC. www.concordtheatricals.com