It will be presented June 4-7 and June 10-13. All performances are at 8 p.m. except June 7, which will be at 3 p.m. Tickets are $9 and can be reserved by calling the box office Monday through Saturday after 5 p.m.
"Kiss Me Kate" is sponsored in part by First National Bank.
Directed by Vickie Parker (who first directed a production of the show at PCPH in 1983), the musical features Dan Stockton and and Jodi Green Wingler as stars Fred Graham and Lilli Vanessi. This formerly married star duo are involved in a musical version of William Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew." Their backstage relationship is reflected in the onstage antics and songs.
Also in leading roles are Jessica Kelley and Kenny Buchanan as Lois Lane and Bill Calhoun, former nightclub dancers who find themselves starring in the Broadway-bound musical.
Scott Armitage and Andy Harrison are reluctantly recruited to appear onstage when they arrive at the theater to collect a gambling debt.
T.J. Tincher, Dylan Harrison, Dave Buttram, Craig Armitage, Lori Briones, and Ty Fauvergue play cast members in the musical. Playing featured roles in the backstage story are Clarence Long, Brad Sandy, Meghan McClaine, and Jack Randall Earles.
The ensemble includes Tammy Hunter, Alex Asbell, Amelia Beck, Katie Clark, Rachel Clift, Sarah Dory, Debbie Gannaway, Aaron Hunter, Taylor Gannaway, Caroline Good, Bryan Schroeder, Kaeli Gray, Alix Green, Cathy Stiles, and Kay Wood.
Musical director for "Kiss Me Kate" is Geoff Price. He will be joined in the pit by Ashley Holmes on bass guitar, Michael McClaine on percussion, and Ginny Trout playing the synthesizer.
Principal choreography is by Lita Sandy. Costume coordinator, including design and construction is by Pat Armitage. Set design is by Linda Gjesvold, and the technical direction is by Schroeder. Kristen Burger will operate the sound board, and Melissa Green will run the lights.
Working behind the scenes are Keri Good, Lauren Good, Jim Green, and Kullan Edberg. Others working on the show include Tony Casady, Alice Moore, Carly Roseboom, and Chelsea Simmons.
For more information, go online to www.putnamcountyplayhouse.com or call 653-5880.