KISS ME KATE - FEBRUARY 15-18, 2018
Kiss Me Kate
The Tryon Little Theater, proudly presents, Kiss Me Kate, the beloved and rollicking musical by Cole Porter with a play within the play written by none other than William Shakespeare. Dan Harvey (The Drowsy Chaperone) returns to TLT to direct this Tony award winning extravaganza with an unforgettable score by the genius composer, Cole Porter.
A cast of almost 30 actors, led by Christopher Tinkler as Fred Graham/Petruchio and Wendi Arms as Lilli Vanessi/Katharine, will perform for 4 shows only at The Tryon Fine Arts Center, a beautiful 300-seat state of the art theater located in Tryon, NC.
"Passions run high as leading lady Lilli Vanessi and her ex-husband actor/director Fred Graham battle onstage and off in a production of Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew." says Mr. Harvey. "With romance, comedy, sophistication, and behind-the-scenes high jinks, KISS ME, KATE combines the irreverent humor of two brilliant writers, Cole Porter and William Shakespeare. A wonderfully talented cast made up of actors from North and South Carolina, KISS ME, KATE is sure to bring delight to all audiences."
The show runs February 15 - 18.
Performances on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday start at 8:00 pm
and on Sunday at 3:00 pm.
Tryon Fine Arts Center
34 Melrose Avenue, Tryon NC 28782
Tickets are $11 for students 18 and under, and $22 for adults.
Wine, beer and other beverages are available.
Visit www.tltinfo.org to order your tickets on line.
Or call 828-859-2466
for tickets and more information.
Auditions for Kiss Me Kate
"Celebrating TLT's 70th Anniversary"
Production dates: Feb. 15-18 @ Tryon Fine Arts Center
Audition dates: Sunday, Nov. 12 @ 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 14 @ 7:00 p.m.
Callbacks (if needed): Thursday, Nov. 16 @ 7:00 p.m.
Place: Sunnydale- 334 S. Trade Street, Tryon, NC 28782
(Log cabin beside Dollar General)
**Please arrive 15 minutes early in order to complete audition forms.
Auditions will consist of:
1. Singing- Prepare a solo either from the show or in Broadway style that
shows range and strength of voice.
2. Reading- from the script. Note that some dialogue is Shakespearean in style.
3. A short Dance audition- Please wear comfortable shoes.
Fred Graham (Petruchio). Age 30- 50. Baritone
Lilli Vanessi (Katherine) Age 30- 50. Mezzo Soprano
Lois Lane (Bianca). Age 20-40. Strong Mezzo belter
Bill Calhoun (Lucentio). Age 20- 40. Tenor
Hattie. Any Age Strong belter
Paul. Any Age. Tenor/ Baritone
Harry Trevor (Bautista). 40- 60 sings with ensemble
Ralph (Stage Manager). Any Age. (Non-singing role)
Gangster 1. Age 30- 50 Comic Baritone
Gangster 2. Age 30- 50. Comic Baritone
General Harrison Howell. Age 30-50. (Non-singing role)
Gremio. (1st Suitor). Age 20- 40. Tenor/ Baritone
Hortensio (2nd Suitor) Age 20- 40. Tenor/ Baritone
Haberdasher/ Doorman/ Messengers/ Banker/ etc. (sing with ensemble)
6-8 Speciality Dancers Any age
8- 12 Singing Ensemble. Any age