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Kiss Me Kate in May

Get ready to be transported back to the glamorous 1940s with a musical extravaganza like no other! Presented by Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Victoria, “Kiss Me, Kate” is set to grace the stage of the Alexander Theatre in Clayton from May 2nd to May 5th. This Tony Award-winning show, crafted by the musical genius Cole Porter, promises an unforgettable experience filled with witty humour, hummable tunes, and Shakespearean antics.

Centred around the timeless theme of the battle of the sexes, “Kiss Me, Kate” follows the tumultuous relationship between former spouses Lilli Vanessi and Fred Graham, both on and off the stage. As they navigate through romantic discord, backstage shenanigans, and misguided flirtations, audiences are treated to a delightful blend of comedy and romance.

What sets “Kiss Me, Kate” apart is its stellar combination of talent. With a book by Sam and Bella Spewack, whose writing prowess earned them a Tony Award for Best Author, and music and lyrics by Cole Porter, whose Tony Award-winning score includes memorable hits like “So In Love” and “Too Darn Hot,” this production promises to be a tour de force of theatrical brilliance.

Inspired by the real-life drama of legendary Broadway actors Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, “Kiss Me, Kate” weaves together elements of romance, comedy, and Shakespearean drama into a captivating narrative that has stood the test of time. As Peter Marks of The Washington Post aptly puts it, the charm of “Kiss Me, Kate” lies not only in its engaging storyline but also in Porter’s swoon-worthy score.

Don’t miss your chance to witness this limited engagement of “Kiss Me, Kate” at the Alexander Theatre in Clayton. With matinee performances on Saturday and Sunday and free parking available, there’s no excuse to miss out on this theatrical gem. Mark your calendars and prepare to be swept away by the magic of “Kiss Me, Kate”!

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