“Kiss Me, Kate” At The 5th Avenue Theatre
April 16, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
In the spring, The 5th will produce an exhilarating new production of Kiss Me, Kate (April 6-29, 2018) as a part of the city-wide Seattle Celebrates Shakespeare festival. Kiss Me, Kate is the multi-Tony Award®-winning Cole Porter masterpiece that set the standard for great musicals and then broke the mold. A play-within-a-play inspired by William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, this feisty sensation is a true battle of the sexes. A charming leading man and his superstar ex-wife are starring in a production of the Bard’s famous play. Both on stage and off, they revel in combat and romance. Who comes out on top? Perhaps it’s time to “brush up your Shakespeare…” Kiss Me, Kate features music and lyrics by Cole Porter with a book by Samuel and Bella Spewack. Utilizing the opulent sets and costumes from the critically acclaimed production by the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C., this 5th Avenue creation will be directed by Alan Paul.