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Connor Saccal '16 and Charity Van Tassel '16 in "Kiss Me, Kate" | Photo: Michael Davis Connor Saccal '16 and Charity Van Tassel '16 in "Kiss Me, Kate" | Photo: Michael Davis
Ezekiel Edmonds '16 and Brian Sandstrom '16 (center) in "Kiss Me, Kate" | Photo: Michael Davis Ezekiel Edmonds '16 and Brian Sandstrom '16 (center) in "Kiss Me, Kate" | Photo: Michael Davis
Jenny Taylor '16, Brian Sandstrom '16, Charity Van Tassel '16, Giovanni Da Silva '17, Myles Justise Hayward '18, and Lindsay Ortmeyer '16 in "Kiss Me, Kate" | Photo: Michael Davis Jenny Taylor '16, Brian Sandstrom '16, Charity Van Tassel '16, Giovanni Da Silva '17, Myles Justise Hayward '18, and Lindsay Ortmeyer '16 in "Kiss Me, Kate" | Photo: Michael Davis
Jon Paul Roby '16 and the ensemble of "Kiss Me, Kate" | Photo: Michael Davis Jon Paul Roby '16 and the ensemble of "Kiss Me, Kate" | Photo: Michael Davis
Jodi Snyder '16 and Ezekiel Edmonds '16 in "Kiss Me, Kate" | Photo: Michael Davis Jodi Snyder '16 and Ezekiel Edmonds '16 in "Kiss Me, Kate" | Photo: Michael Davis
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The Department of Drama opened its 2015-16 season with Kiss Me, Kate, directed by David Lowenstein, with musical direction by Brian Cimmet and choreography by Andrea Leigh-Smith. The joys, madness, and the rewards of working in the theater, onstage and off, are celebrated in Kiss Me, Kate, a heralded musical that can be rightly called a Broadway treasure. Taking its inspiration from Shakespeare, Kiss Me, Kate follows the antics of two feuding romantic couples during a touring production of The Taming of the Shrew. Sparkling with 18 classic Cole Porter songs — including “Another Op’nin’, Another Show,” “Wunderbar,” “So in Love,” “Always True to You in My Fashion,” “Too Darn Hot,” and “Brush Up Your Shakespeare” — Kiss Me, Kate epitomizes the Broadway musical comedy at its irresistible best.