Comedy-based musical version of Shakespeare's 'The Taming of the Shrew'. Kiss Me, Kate is one of the most famous musical 'adaptations' of Shakespeare for the stage and screen.
Kiss Me, Kate
Thursday 26 Apr 2007
Phone: 07 54914240
Price: Adults $29.50, Concession $27.50, Children $15. Subscription: Adults $28, Concession $26, Group (10+) at conc.
Kiss Me Kate, written by Cole Porter, is one of the most famous musical 'adaptations' of Shakespeare for the stage and screen. This musical version of Shakespeare's The Taming of The Shrew is on at The Events Centre for one performance only on Thursday 26 April, from 7:30pm.
Presented by Co-Opera, often referred to as 'the people's opera company', Kiss Me Kate has been recently revised to re-instate much of the original script prudishly cut from the 1948 stage production and the 1953 film. Co-Opera's version, a 'play within a play', has more of the swagger and bawdiness of Shakespearean times.
This delightful production is about a theatre company staging a musical version of The Taming of The Shrew, and the feuding antics of leading man Fred Graham, and his temperamental ex-wife and leading lady, Lilli Vanessi. Respectively, they portray the Shakespearean roles of Petruchio and Katherine (the Shrew to be tamed, of course!). Throw in a deliciously naughty second lead actress Lois Lane, her gambling-addict beau Bill Calhoun, as well as a couple of gangsters mistakenly chasing after Bill's latest debt, and opening night proves to be a big event, both onstage and off.
Kiss Me Kate is a favourite musical comedy, full of wonderful songs and suitable for all ages. Duration: 150 mins.
Kiss Me Kate is on at The Events Centre (Formerly Caloundra Cultural Centre) on Thursday 26 April, from 7:30pm. Ticket prices: Adult - $29.50; Concession - $27.50; Children - $15; Group (10+) at conc. For bookings phone: (07) 5491 4240. Box Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-6:00pm, Saturday 9:30am-1:30pm. Box Office opens 1 hour prior to performance. For more information, or to book through 'e-tix' online, visit www.theeventscentre.com.au
The Events Centre Sunshine Coast
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. Box Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-6:00pm, Saturday 8:30am-1:30Pm, Box Office opens 1 hour prior to performance. For more information or to book through 'e-tix' online visit our website at www.theeventscentre.com.au
The Events Centre Sunshine Coast
(formerly Caloundra Cultural Centre)
BOX OFFICE HOURS
Monday - Friday 8:30am - 6:00pm
Saturday 9:30am - 1:30pm
Box office open 1 hour prior to performance
BOOKINGS - 07 5491 4240
20 Minchinton St,
Caloundra Qld 4551
PO Box 5 Caloundra
Qld 4551 Australia
ph - 07 5491 4240
fax - 07 5491 4944www.theeventscentre.com.au