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Our 2002-2003 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. The recent 2000 Broadway revival won five of its twelve nominations, including Best Revival of a Musical.

Opening Night: Friday, November 15, 2002 - Closing Night: Saturday, December 7, 2002


EnsembleJeanette Bonner
Bill Calhoun / LucentioBilly Brisley
HattieKelly Broome
Stage Manager / RalphTimothy Bryk
EnsembleD'Angelique Dopson
Hortensio / Harrison HowellJeff Dopson
Cab DriverDavid Fanale
Gangster 2Frank Favata
EnsembleJessica Gill
EnsembleLaura Huisking
Lois Lane / BiancaCindy Jung McArthur
Harry / BaptiseBob Kanarick
Gangster 1Evan Kilianski
GremioJames Lopez
InnkeeperDave McDonald
BankerRandy Miller
EnsembleElisabeth Pace
EnsembleShanna Prol
Fred Graham / PetruchioStuart Scheer
EnsembleKristen Schiano
PaulBrandon Small
Lilli Vanessi / KateRobin Totillo
Stage DoormanRich Witenberg

Production Staff

DirectorBobbie Besiack
Musical DirectorWarren Helms
ProducerLillian Miller
Carol Offermann
ChoreographerDawne Swearingen
Stage ManagerEileen Watkins
Assistant Stage ManagerKelly Murphy
Set DesignBobbie Besiack
Todd Mills
Set ConstructionRoger Clark
Set Construction-CrewJeff Dopson
Frank Favata
Howard Henn
Marty Kleindienst
Randy Miller
Myra Miller
Todd Mills
Carol Offermann
Bill Purdy
Tom Schopper
Jonathan Wentz
Larry Wilbur
Stacey Wilbur
Rich Witenberg
Steve Zevas
Set DecorJonathan Wentz
Set Decor-CrewEd Nicolazzo
Elizabeth Sheber
Janine Wentz
Rich Witenberg
Painting CrewJeanette Bonner
Billy Brisley
D'Angelique Dopson
Laura Huisking
Kim Roberston Lampe
Lillian Miller
Alice Regan Moynahan
Tom Schopper
Brian Schopper
Kathy Sommers
Julie Tarris
Eileen Watkins
Stacey Wilbur
Larry Wilbur
Lighting DesignNicholas Marmo
Lighting Board OperationJoanna Watkins
Lighting-CrewSean Dermond
Tonia Kelley
Christina Kirk
Megan Marmo
Tom Orosz
Pete Talarico, Jr
Sound DesignMatt Heffernan
Sound EngineerJeff Knapp
Sound OperationLaura Merner
PropsJanice Schopper
Claire Siegmund
CostumesJanet Lazar
Robin Matthews
Lillian Miller
Costumes-CrewMaria Brodeur
Christina Kirk
Mary Rode
Kathy Sommers
Make-Up / HairJoan Agosta
Barbara Rockman
Dance CaptainBilly Brisley
Cindy Jung McArthur
Choreographic ConsultantBilly Brisley
Cindy Jung McArthur