Book by Sam and Bella Spewack, Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Played at the Shakespeare Theatre from November 2015 through January 2016

Cast:  Fred Graham: Douglas Sills, Lilli Vanessi: Christine Sherrill, Lois Lane: Robyn Hurder, Bill Calhoun: Clyde Alves, First Man: Bob Ari, Second Man: Raymond Jaramillo McLeod, Harrison Howell: Patrick Ryan Sullivan, Paul: T. Oliver Reid, Hattie: Zonya Love, Ralph: Bev Appleton, Harry Trevor: Harry A. Winter, Pops: Elliot Dash, Hortensio: Brandon Bieber, Gremio: Con O’Shea-Creal

Ensemble:  Jay Adriel, Kristen Smith Davis, Susan Derry, Carl Draper, Heidi Kershaw, Monette McKay, Eliza Ohman, Alfie Parker Jr., Olivia Russell

Swings:  Stephanie Bissonnette, Kevin Michael Raponey, Wood Van Meter

Director: Alan Paul
Choreographer:  Michele Lynch
Music Director/Orchestrator:  Doug Peck
Associate Music Director/Conductor:  James Cunningham
Dance Arrangements: Michael Dansicker
Scenic Designer: James Noone
Costume Designer: Alejo Vietti
Lighting Designer: Paul Miller
Sound Designer: Justin Stasiw
Fight Director: David Leong


Kiss Me, Kate is vintage Broadway-style entertainment…and Paul continues to show that he knows how to snap together such a massive puzzle.
— The Washington Post
Alan Paul delivers this show in a whirlwind of beautiful, seamless pacing that results in entertainment far bigger and more bountiful than any of its parts.
— Metro Weekly
It’s pretty plain by now that Alan Paul, the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Associate Artistic Director and resident musical genie, knows his way around a Broadway musical. More than that, he has a gift for getting to the heart of a show and lets you see it beating and beating some more.
— Georgetowner
Shakespeare Theatre Company’s production of Kiss Me Kate, directed by Alan Paul, is a sumptuous rendition of that hilariously imperfect world. It’s colorful. It’s emotional. It’s rambunctiously funny. It’s fast-paced. It’s so well-sung and performed. And it’s so much fun!
— DC Metro Theatre Arts
Paul expertly helms a Kate that’s a sweet homage not only to Porter’s score, but to the 1953 film.
— Washington City Paper
Don’t miss this Wunderbar production of a great American classic.
— Broadway World
The bar is set high. Happily for us this holiday season, Shakespeare Theatre Company clears that bar and pole-vaults over it with this boisterous production.
— DC Theatre Scene
Director Alan Paul… outdoes himself here. He has assembled a cast that can do it all: sing, dance and act. He then directs them with finesse to perfection. This is a production that should head to Broadway.
— The Georgetown Dish

Another Op-nin; Another Show
Act I Opening
We Open in Venice
Opening of Padua
Tom, Dick, or Harry
I've Come to Wive It Wealthily
Cantiamo D'amore
Act II Opening
Too Darn Hot
Act II Finale

Photos by Scott Suchman