Penn State Centre Stage presents 'Kiss me, Kate'

October 24, 2011

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Cole Porter musical comedy "'Kiss me, Kate" will open at the Playhouse Theatre on Penn State's University Park campus on Nov. 1. and run until Nov. 15. The Penn State Centre Stage production is directed by Stephen Brotebeck, a third-year master of fine arts candidate in Penn State's musical theatre program. For photos from a recent dress rehearsal, visit http://live.psu.edu/flickrset/72157627937466940 online.

“Kiss Me, Kate” recounts the backstage and onstage antics of two feuding romantic couples during a touring production of “The Taming of the Shrew.” Highlighted by classic Cole Porter songs including “Another Op’nin’, Another Show,” “So in Love,” and “Brush Up Your Shakespeare”, “Kiss Me, Kate” is a true representation of classic American musical theatre.

The Penn State Centre Stage cast is composed of 27 Penn State bachelor of fine arts musical theatre students, faculty member Norman Spivey and third-year master of fine arts candidate Timothy Ellis Riley.

Tickets for "Kiss me, Kate" are available at the Eisenhower box office, the Penn State downtown Theatre Center and the Bryce Jordan Center, or by calling 800-ARTS-TIX.

Go to www.theatre.psu.edu for more information about Penn State Centre Stage and the Penn State School of Theatre.

 

 

 

  • Emma Stratton, left, and Paul Jordan Jansen rehearsed a scene from the Penn State Centre Stage production of 'Kiss me, Kate' on Oct. 19 at the Playhouse Theatre on the University Park campus. For more photos, click on the image above.

    IMAGE: Patrick Mansell
Last Updated October 25, 2011