00 News & Updates, 2018 Kiss me, Kate

Kiss me, Kate closes.

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Kiss me, Kate featured fabulous costumes, great music and the fantastic voices of a cast who clearly enjoyed every minute of the performances. We think our audiences enjoyed the shows very much too. Once again we were lucky to have so many talented actors and crew members help us bring this production to life!

As the director, Pati Van Zante noted “This has been a fun and challenging musical production, Mr. Porter has provided a wide range of musical challenges and this cast has risen to those challenges. Special thanks to vocal directors Spence Ver Meer and Kathy Haug for setting the bar so high, and getting us all up and over, to Tyler Coleman for working with the score and orchestra recording to bring a full digital orchestera to this USP production, and to my producers, Denise Gregory and Holly DeWolf whose help and mad organizational skills have made this production and the director’s sanity possible. Thanks to a talented, dedicated cast, crew and production staff.”

I would also like to add a special thanks to our audience members who attended our production and helped spread the word! We sincerely hope you enjoyed the show!

 

Attendance:

Friday, July 27 – 98

Saturday, July 28 – 77

Sunday, July 29 – 71

Tuesday, July 31 – 79

Friday, August 3 – 102

Saturday, August 4 – 93

Sunday, August 5 – 79

Total of 599 attendees

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Tickets for Kiss me, Kate are on sale!

Tickets for Kiss me, Kate are on sale now!

Sign language interpreter available on July 31st

Please look for the Tickets tab on the main page of our website or click on the button below to purchase your tickets.

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If you have questions regarding tickets, please feel free to contact the USP Box office at 641-204-1094 or uspboxoffice@gmail.com.

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Kiss me, Kate has been cast!

Fred Graham/Petruchio   Spence Vermeer

Lilli Vanessi/Kathryn   Lynn Cooper

Lois Lane/Bianca   Sara Collins

Bill Calhoun/Lucentio   Shawn Pavlik

Harrison Howell   Greg May

Gangster   Robert Uy

Gangster   Danny Rivas

Harry Trevor/Baptista   Arvin Van Zante

Hattie   Kim Beyer

Ralph   Arlyn Stuart

Paul   Jobe Fee

Gremio/Ensemble   Doug DeWolf

Hortensio/Ensemble   Dave Erickson

Dance Captain/Ensemble   Hannah Blom

Ensemble/Quartet   Sarah Purdy

Ensemble/Quartet   Marti Zylstra

Ensemble/Quartet   Elise Pederson

Ensemble/Quartet   Kathryn Andringa

Ensemble:

Ashley Uitermarkt

L. Vermeer

Kim Blom

Frances DeArmond

Denise Gregoray

Tianna Loftis

Jonathon Mason

00 News & Updates, 01 Auditions & Talent Calls, 2018 Kiss me, Kate

Auditions for Kiss me, Kate!

Kiss Me, Kate is Cole Porter’s rollicking and naughty take on
Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. Leading man Fred Graham
is reunited with his ex-wife, Lilli Vanessi, when the two are forced to
play opposite one another in a musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s
Taming of the Shrew. The battle of the sexes continues onstage and
off, as it becomes clear that, as much as this couple profess to hate
each other, they are also still in love. Throw in a few cases of
mistaken identity, the mob, bawdy Shakespeare humor and Cole
Porter lyrics into the mix and you’ve get Kiss Me, Kate — a dazzling
Broadway classic that earned the very first Tony award for Best
Musical.

Auditions will be held at the Pella Community Center,

712 Union Street, Pella, IA 50219

May 15 and 17 from 6:30-9:00pm and May 19 from 1:00-4:00pm

Roles available for those 16 years of age or older

Show dates are: July 27, 28, 31 and August 3, 4 at 7:00pm

and July 29 and August 5 at 2:00pm.

Perusal scripts are available at the Pella Public Library

ALL PERFORMANCES WILL BE AT THE JOAN KUYPER FARVER AUDITORIUM

at the Pella Community Center, 712 Union Street, Pella