KISS ME KATE, a musical comedy of outrageous proportions by the legendary COLE PORTER! FCOA presents the musical comedy Kiss Me Kate, June 19-20, 26-28 at the Barrow-Civic Theatre.
Fred Graham is a beleaguered theatre troupe director putting on Shakespeare's “The Taming of the Shrew” in Baltimore, Maryland. The cast includes Fred and his former wife, Lilli; also Bill Calhoun, an irresponsible gambler, and the girl whom he is interested in, Lois Lane.
Bill’s gambling problems spell trouble for Fred and Lilli’s amorous love interest, General Howell, soon intrudes backstage as well. Add in a case of mistaken identity as two gangsters invade the theatre to collect an I.O.U, and backstage antics spill onstage in the “The Taming of the Shrew” production with hilarious and touching results.
Some of the greatest music ever to play a Broadway stage is included in this winning musical comedy, including “Too Darn Hot,” “Another Op’nin’ Another Show,” and “Wunderbar.”
Kiss Me Kate features Jaime Agnello as Lilli Vanessi/Katherine and Terri Gilmore as Lois Lane/Bianca, with Brett Sloan as Fred Graham/Petruchio and Jacob Krupitzer as Bill Calhoun/Lucentio.
Also with Christian Marshall as Harry Trevor/Baptista, Carissa McClintock as Hattie/Ensemble, Bryana Delaney as Wardrobe Lady/Ensemble, Joe Perrotti as Hortensio/Ensemble, Marc Holland as Paul/Gremio, Cooper Oliver as Pops/Gregory, John-Dominic Heim as Ralph/Ensemble, Nick Mitchell as General Harrison Howell, Stephen Teig and Elias Noyes as The Gangsters, Jaclyn Fike as Dance Captain/Ensemble, Aaron Ritsig as Stagehand #1/Nathaniel, Andrew Ritsig as Stagehand #2/Philip, and Tom Last as Stagehand #3/Haberdasher.Featured in the Ensemble are Liesl Bittner, Jeri Bolton, Julie Boocks, Sarah Creighton, Liz Deemer, Molly Hennessy, Peg Hennessy, Sara Hoffman, Katie Kirby-Rogers, Tish McClintock, Amanda Smith, Bill Hennessy, Evan Tate, and Auri Vearnon.
Directed by Ted Smith (director of Wizard of Oz and Sweet Charity), with music direction by Pete Greene and main choreography by Christine Fornof.
Kiss Me Kate performs June 19-20 and June 26 at 8:00pm, June 27 at 8:30pm and June 28 at 2pm. Follow the show's progress at our show blog: kissmekate-bct.blogspot.com and purchase your tickets online at the theatre website www.barrowtheatre.com
YOUTH THEATRE SUMMER CAMP
The Knight the Castle Rocked by Jill & Michael Gallina Rock back through the ages with this magical tale of merriment, music and movement. With a band of lively minstrels as your guide, you'll explore the world of dance through the ages. Proceeding from the medieval reel, the minuet, waltz, Charleston, Jersey Bounce and right up to the pop dances of today, the characters enjoy a swing through history that makes for a great deal of light-hearted hand clapping and foot tapping fun.
The camp runs July 12 -16, with a Public performance Thursday, July 16th at 7:00pm. The cost of the camp will be $20 if registered by July 1st. This will include a t-shirt and dinner on Thursday. Registration forms available at the theater or available on the Barrow Civic Website.
The camp is for actors ages 7-16 and tech crew (those wanting to learn about lighting, sound, set and backstage work) ages 10-18.
“BROADWAY POPS”: An evening of classic Broadway!
Stefano and Nina Tanchietti, the magical American Dramatic Tenor and Soprano Duo, offer a powerful and unforgettable experience as entertainers of the Broadway repertoire. Based professionally out of New York City and originally heralding from Massachusettes, the duo possesses glorious operatic voices, extraordinary physical beauty, incomparable acting ability and innate artistic expressiveness. From their first joint venture as college sweethearts as Marco and Gianetta in Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Gondoliers”, to their first operatic pairing as Don Jose and Micaela in Bizet’s “Carmen”, to their most recent performances as Otello and Desdemona in Verdi’s “Otello”, their audiences have marveled at the special chemistry they share onstage.
BCT has contracted to bring one of their most popular shows, BROADWAY POPS, to the BCT stage on July 11, 2009 at 8:00PM. Stefano and Nina will perform musical scenes with full costume and choreograpy, from some of the most famous musical productions of our time. SHOWBOAT, BRIGADOON, WEST SIDE STORY, and PHANTOM OF THE OPERA are all part of the amazing theatre production planned for one night only at the Barrow!
From the Broadway tunes of Rodgers & Hammerstein, Lerner & Loewe, Bernstein and Webber, to the Operetta melodies of Lehar, Kern, Herbert and Romberg, to the Opera arias and duets of Verdi, Puccini and Bizet, the duo’s BROADWAY POPS performance is an event that should be seen by everyone. Tickets are $20.00 each and can be purchased by calling the box office at 814-437-3440. You can also purchase tickets online at the theatre’s website BARROWTHEATRE.COM.
Summer Kick-Off Concert
Friday June 5th the Barrow-Civic Little Theatre will host a rock concert that will be the perfect way to start your summer. The three bands sharing the stage promise to make this one of the most entertaining concerts in this series.
First off, the band Vision to None will bring their unique, high-energy style to the stage. Followed by the Pittsburgh based A Voice Like Rhetoric. And local favorites, Remora Deign will close out the evening.
Doors for this event open at 7:00pm. Cost is $5 dollars per person. For more information or to listen to these bands please visit www.myspace.com/deuceshows
CAROLYN LONGO, guitarist, singer, songwriter will perform on Saturday, June 6th at 7:30PM in the BCT Little Theatre. Tickets are $5 at the door. The concert is sponsored by WEST PARK REHAB.