Kiss Me Kate

Saturday, May 4 - Monday, May 6, 2024

Screening in 3D!

In a witty musical-within-a-musical of a play-within-a-play, composer/lyricist Cole Porter (Ron Randell) stages a singing-and-dancing version of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. His leading man, Fred Graham (Howard Keel), has promised a role to his girlfriend, Lois Lane (Ann Miller), but Porter has written the starring role for Graham’s ex-wife, Lilli Vanessi (Kathryn Grayson).

Now, on opening night—with a full house in the theatre—a bouquet of flowers is delivered to the wrong dressing room: Romantic relationships will change; singing mob enforcers (James Whitmore, Keenan Wynn) will threaten; and Vanessi and Graham will realize their love has never waned…all before a paying audience.

Featuring a young Bob Fosse dancing his own choreography in one of his first film roles.

Screening as part of our new retrospective Bob Fosse: It’s Showtime, Folks!

  • Country USA
  • Year 1953
  • Running Time 109 minutes
  • Distributor Warner Brothers
  • Director George Sidney
  • Cast Bob Fosse, Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel, Ann Miller, Keenan Wynn
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil

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