In the 1948 Broadway production and in the 1953 film of Cole Porters Kiss Me Kate the raunchier bits were prudishly cut. But in this new production by Co-Opera the excitement has been put back in, becoming a more faithful rendition of Cole Porters musical and more in tune with Shakespeares play The Taming of the Shrew, around which it is based.
Kiss Me Kate focuses on a theatre company putting on a production of The Taming of the Shrew.
Choreographer, Nick Carroll, has interpreted a wide range of music which includes waltz, swing, soft-shoe, jazz and even pavane. Team this with the tongue-in-cheek humour, the excellent musical accompaniment under the guidance of musical director, Brian Chatterton, superb costuming and Frank Fords stage direction and you have an inspired production.
Kiss me Kate, a Norpa and Richmond Valley Council presentation, is coming to the Casino Civic Centre on Saturday, April 28, at 7.30pm.
Tickets are Adult $30/16 (groups $25) and available from Casino Visitor Centre on 6662 3566 or from www.norpa.org.au. Or phone 1300 066 772.
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