Run time is approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes, including a 15-minute intermission.
Parents should use discretion about what is age appropriate for their children in both content and show length. This show includes the following:
- Adult relationship themes
Passions run high as leading lady Lilli Vanessi and her ex-husband, actor/director Fred Graham, battle onstage and off in a production of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew. With romance, comedy, sophistication, and behind-the-scenes high jinks, Kiss Me, Kate combines the irreverent humor of four brilliant writers: Sam and Bella Spewack, Cole Porter and William Shakespeare. Musical numbers include “So In Love,” “Wunderbar,” “Tom, Dick or Harry,” “Too Darn Hot,” “Brush Up Your Shakespeare,” “I Hate Men,” “Always True to You (In My Fashion)” and “Another Op’nin, Another Show.”
Kiss Me, Kate was the first recipient of the Tony Award for Best Musical in 1949 and also swept the Tony’s with four other nominations and wins that year including best Author, Best Original Score, Best Costume Design, and Best Producer.
The Wagon Wheel last produced Kiss Me, Kate in 2004, to say it is long over due to bring back this romantic comedy is an understatement!
Be prepared, if you bring your significant other with you to the show there might be a few elbows to the side as you see a reflection of your own lovers quarrels acted out on stage with all the emotion and comedy Shakespeare and musical theatre have to offer!