Community Theater Auditions in Salisbury, MD for “Kiss Me Kate.”

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  • Post last modified:04/21/2024

Community Players of Salisbury Holding auditions.

The final production of the 2023-2024 season by the Community Players of Salisbury will be the timeless Cole Porter musical “Kiss Me Kate.” Mark your calendars for the performance dates: June 21st to 23rd at the Wicomico High School Auditorium.

Kiss Me, Kate is a musical written by Bella and Samuel Spewack with music and lyrics by Cole Porter. The story involves the production of a musical version of William Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” and the conflict on and off-stage between Fred Graham, the show’s director, producer, and star, and his leading lady, his ex-wife Lilli Vanessi. A secondary romance concerns Lois Lane, the actress playing Bianca, and her gambler boyfriend, Bill, who runs afoul of some gangsters. Kiss Me Kate is one of the Broadway classics, and widely regarded as Cole Porter’s best show. First produced in 1948, it won the first Best Musical Tony in 1949.  The show has been produced around the world for the last seventy years, including Broadway revivals in 1999 and 2019.

Auditions will be held:

  • Sunday, April 21 at 2 p.m.
  • Monday, April 22 at 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 24 at 7 p.m.

Theater is located at:
5109 Nutters Cross Rd. Salisbury, MD 21804

Performances will be held at Wicomico High School
Fri 6/21/24 7:30 PM
Sat 6/22/24 7:30 PM
Sun 6/23/24 2:00 PM

 

Auditioners should prepare thirty to sixty seconds of a song not from the show, but preferably from a Broadway or movie musical.

Singers should bring their own sheet music to be played by an accompanist that will be provided.  Singers can also bring in their own digital tracks that the theater can play instead.

Auditioners should wear clothing and shoes suitable for active dancing. Further information is available at sbyplayers.org.
Questions can be addressed to director Kel Nagel at kelnagel@yahoo.com.

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