Kiss Me Kate Kiss Me Kate
Queanbeyan Players Inc
The Q - Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre
18 Jun 2021 to 27 Jun 2021
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Adult: $55
Concession: $45
Groups 6+: $45
U25: $45
U16: $30

Duration - 2 hours 30 mins, incl interval
Smoke effects used

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“Kiss Me, Kate” is the Broadway hit musical written by Bella and Samuel Spewack with music and lyrics by the brilliant Cole Porter. It was Porter’s response to Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!” (QP’s third production for 2021) and other “integrated musicals” and was the first show he wrote in which the music and lyrics are firmly connected to the script. 


The show opens with a theatre company preparing to stage a musical version of William Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew”.  The conflict on and off-stage between Fred Graham, the show’s director, producer and star, and his leading lady(and ex-wife!) Lilli Vanessi, parallels their roles in the play as Petruchio (the suitor) and Kate (the Shrew) undertake an historic battle of the sexes. To add to the hilarity is the strange romance between, Lois Lane, the flirty actress playing Bianca and her gambler boyfriend, Bill, who runs afoul of some “old school” gangsters (featuring two of Canberra/Queanbeyan’s best and most love ...more
Artistic Team
Michael Moore
Silvana Moro
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