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Kiss Me, Kate

Solon Center for the Arts

Director: Larry Nehring
Music Director: Kerry Glann
Choreographer: Sarah Clare

Cast:
Fred Graham/Petruchio: James Love
Lilli Vanessi/Katharine: Judith Overcash
Lois Lane/Bianca: Katharine DeBoer
Bill Calhoun/Lucentio: Eric Thomas Fancher
General Harrison Howell: Don Prather
Thugs 1 and 2: "The Dueling Fools" (Steven J. Madden and Dusten Welch)
Lois Lane U/S: Bethany Ferry
Ensemble: Craig Feldman, Bethany Ferry, Amanda Houlahan (Heywood), Caitlin Houlahan, John Liptak, Christine A. Madden, Robert Pierce, Don Prather, Steven Skaggs,


Show description: The story involves the production of a musical version of William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew and the conflict on and off-stage between Fred Graham, the show's director, producer, and star, and his leading lady, his ex-wife Lilli Vanessi. A secondary romance concerns Lois Lane, the actress playing Bianca, and her gambler boyfriend, Bill, who runs afoul with some gangsters.

Kiss Me, Kate was the first show is a one year trial run of the SCA's "Signature Series"  Which was a series of professional productions of shows using professional adult actors, and crew.  More about the Signature Series can be found in THIS ARTICLE.