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Our 1978-1979 Season: Mainstage

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Kiss Me, Kate

Book by Bella and Samuel Spewack, Music by Cole Porter, Lyrics by Cole Porter

This classic American musical tells the story of four actors' egocentric on-again/off-again relationships and battle of wills, all set within a "play-within-a-play" storyline of "The Taming of the Shrew." Loaded with dancing, laughter and Cole Porter classics, musical numbers include: Why Can't You Behave; So In Love; Wunderbar; Tom, Dick or Harry; Too Darn Hot; Brush Up Your Shakespeare; I Hate Men; Always True to You (In My Fashion); and Another Op'nin, Another Show. Winner of five 1949 Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, Score and Book.

Opening Night: Friday, November 17, 1978 - Closing Night: Saturday, December 2, 1978

Cast

First GangsterBob Aaronson
GremioMario Abate
Lois LaneJoan Agosta
Stage DoormanRoger Clark
EnsembleSue Collins
Fred GrahamDaniel Drew
EnsembleJudy Fainberg
PaulJohn Fazio, Jr.
Second GangsterArt Fenton
EnsembleFran Fleming
Harrison HowellEwald Forsbrey
Lilli VanessiHelen Gorisak
DancerJudy Irvin
DancerCarol Jones
EnsemblePam Keller
EnsembleArleen King
DancerTonia Maria Rowe
EnsembleCheryl Marocco Bookstaver
First GangsterJay Mills
RalphMickey Morelli
EnsembleCynthia O'Connor
HattieTonie Rowe
EnsembleDorothy Schotz
Harry TrevorJerry Schreiber
Bill CalhounPeter Schulz

Production Staff

DirectorRichard Szajda
Musical DirectorPatrick Horan
James Horan
ProducerSue Collins
ChoreographerPat Limandri
Carol Luciano
Set DesignRoger Clark
Set ConstructionRoger Clark
Set Construction-CrewMario Abate
Frank Almroth
George Cross
Rich Desilets
Ewald Forsbrey
Morrie Kraemer
Ernie Mathews
Matt Mathews
Mickey Morelli
Set DecorKathrynne Forsbrey
Set Decor-CrewMario Abate
George Cass
Judy Feuer
Morrie Kraemer
Joan Lund
Lillian Miller
Lighting DesignJohn Popovitch
Lighting-CrewWally Coche
Jeannette Eaton
CostumesCeCe Dwyer
Marge Gaffney
Assistant to the DirectorCarol Jones
Assistant to ProducerMarnie Collester
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