"Kiss Me, Kate" by Cole Porter, Sam and Bella Spewack

Synopsis

Act 1

  • Scene 1: Stage of Ford Theatre, Baltimore.
  • Scene 2: The Corridor Backstage.
  • Scene 3: Dressing-rooms, Fred Graham and Lilli Vanessi.
  • Scene 4: Padua.
  • Scene 5: Street Scene, Padua.
  • Scene 6: Backstage.
  • Scene 7: Fred and Lilli's Dressing-rooms.
  • Scene 8: Exterior Church.

Act 2

  • Scene 1: Theatre Alley.
  • Scene 2: Before the Curtain.
  • Scene 3: Petruchio's House.
  • Scene 4: The Corridor Backstage.
  • Scene 5: Fred and Lilli's Dressing-rooms
  • Scene 6: The Corridor Backstage.
  • Scene 7: Before the Asbestos Curtain.
  • Scene 8: Baptista's Home.

Musical Numbers

Act 1

Scene Title Characters
1 Another O'p'nin', Another Show Hattie & ensemble
2 Why Can't You Behave Lois Lane
3 Wunderbar Lilli and Fred
3 So in Love Lilli
4 We Open in Venice Petruchio, Katharine, Bianca, Lucentio
5 Tom, Dick or Harry Bianca, Lucentio & 2 Suitors
5 I've Come to Wive it Wealthily in Padua Petruchio & ensemble
5 I Hate Men Katharine
5 Were Thine That Special Face Petruchio
8 I Sing of Love Bianco, Lucentio, ensemble
8 Finale - Kiss Me, Kate Katharine, Petruchio, ensemble

Act 2

Scene Title Characters
1 Too Darn Hot Paul, Fred & Sledge
3 Where Is the Life That Late I Led? Petuchio
4 Always True to You (in my fashion) Lois
6 Bianca Bill Calhoun and girls
6 So in Love (Reprise) Fred
7 Brush Up Your Shakespeare 1st Man & 2nd Man
8 I am Ashamed That Women Are So Simple Katharine
9 Finale Petruchio, Katharine & Co.

Characters

  • Fred Graham (Petruchio)
  • Harry Trevor (Baptista)
  • Lois Lane (Bianca)
  • Bill Calhoun (Lucentio)
  • Lilli Vanessi (Katharine)
  • First Suitor (Gremio)
  • Second Suitor (Hortensio)
  • Ralph, the stage manager
  • Hattie
  • Paul
  • First Man
  • Second Man
  • Stage Doorman
  • Harrison Howell
  • Specialty Dancer
  • Haberdasher

Production History

Date Venue City
Nov 18, 1999 Al Hirschfeld Theatre New York, New York
Oct 4, 1960 Norbert Silbiger Theater Richmond, Indiana
Jan 8, 1952 Broadway Theatre New York, New York
Jul 1, 1950 Shubert Theatre New York, New York
Dec 30, 1948 New Century Theatre New York, New York
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