Kiss Me, Kate! (CANCELLED)

Music & Lyrics by Cole Porter
Book by Bella and Samuel Spewack
Stage directed by Gregory Lipson ’20
Music directed by Jasper Schoff ’22
Produced by Benjamin Porteous ’22, Frances Choi ’21, Jasmyne Roberts ’23

Friday, March 27 at 8 PM (Creative Black Tie Opening)
Saturday, March 28 at 2 PM (Milk & Cookies Matinee)
Saturday, March 28 at 8 PM
Sunday, March 29 at 2 PM
Thursday, April 2 at 8 PM (Free with HUID)
Friday, April 3 at 8 PM
Saturday, April 4 at 6 PM (Alumni Performance followed by Victorian Ball)
Sunday, April 5 at 2 PM

About the Show

In Baltimore, Lilli Vanessi stars in a production of Taming of the Shrew directed by her husband Fred Graham. The two Broadway stars clash over Fred’s affair with fellow actor Lois Lane, who is engaged to Bill Calhoun, another member of the company. When Bill’s gambling debts get him in trouble with a local band of gangsters, the company is thrown into chaos.

Join HRG&SP for our spring 2020 production of Kiss Me, Kate! Hilarity, romance, and drama ensue in this Cole Porter classic, featuring such hits as “Too Darn Hot”, “Brush Up Your Shakespeare”, and “So In Love” that will leave your foot tapping and lips humming as you leave the Agassiz Theater.


Lilli (Kate): Ekemini Ekpo
Fred (Petruchio): Ben Topa
Lois (Bianca): Olympia Hatzilambrou
Bill (Lucentio): Adam Mombru
Hattie: Sophie Bauder
Paul: Jongtae Jeon
General Harisson: Nathan Robinson
Gremio: Ross Simmons
Hortensio: Will Evans
First Gangster: Ruth Jaensubhakij
Second Gangster: Kristen Gilyard
Ensemble: Mary Reynolds, Meghan Turner, Bracha Rosenberg, Vincent Pan, Julia Kennish


Stage Manager: Ria Dhull
Stage Management Advisor: Ava Hampton
Choreographer: Isa Pena
Technical Director: Sam Guillemette
Assistant Technical Director: Tori Tong
Assistant Builder: Serena Chen
Assistant Builder: Sam Thau
Set Designer: Isaac Heller
Set Advisor: Sabrina Richert
Paint Charge: Hannah Eckstein
Production Advisor: Isabella Kopits
Lighting Designer: Emma Kay
Assistant Lighting Designer: Clarissa Briasco-Stewart
Costume Designer: Made Lapuerta
Hair & Makeup: Katherine Zhu
Orchestra Manager: Mary Reynolds
Poster Designer: Nadine Jackson
Rehearsal Pianist: Oliver Riskin-Kutz