Cole Porter's "Kiss Me, Kate!"

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In a Nutshell

Formerly married stars match wits onstage and off, aided by a shimmering Cole Porter score that includes "So In Love" and "Too Darn Hot"

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The Deal

Cole Porter's Kiss Me, Kate!

Fred Graham and Lilli Vanessi have a lot on their plates. On the anniversary of the dissolution of their marriage they have reunited to perform Shakespeare's comedic The Taming of the Shrew, and arguments aside, there's an undeniable spark. As they butt heads, though, it becomes apparent that Fred has his eyes on the comely supporting actress Lois Lane. Then there're the gangsters. Lois's gambling-addicted boyfriend has signed an IOU for $10,000 in Fred's name, and now the collectors are knocking. As the madness mounts, Lois threatens to leave the production, endangering any chance of Fred raising the requisite money. So the thugs suit up in Shakespearean garb to make her stay onstage, adding to the mayhem and twisting Cole Porter's shimmering score to new heights.

Classic numbers such as "So in Love" and "Too Darn Hot" seamlessly integrate into the book—the first time Cole Porter used such a technique in his works. And it paid off. A multiple Tony-winner in both its 1948 premiere—which won the first ever Tony for Best Musical—and its 2000 revival, Kiss Me, Kate! lifts the curtain on long-simmering love affairs, life on the stage, and the timeless joy of speaking in iambic pentameter.

Gretna Theatre

Only the trees remember a time when there wasn’t a theater at 200 Pennsylvania Avenue, and, except for that creepy one, they aren’t talking. Built in 1892 as part of the American Chautauqua movement, the playhouse became a local theater company in 1927 and has been staging summer productions ever since—with the exception of one year. In 1994, a brutal winter buried the theater beneath roughly 150 tons of snow, causing the roof to collapse on February 12. Within two days, though, the company had plans to host their shows under a massive tent until a new stage opened in the summer of 1995, proving that Gretna knows the show must always go on.

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