SCCC performs 'Kiss Me Kate'


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Newton - Drama Geek Studios presentation of KISS ME KATE, the classic musical comedy featuring a book by Sam and Bella Spewack and an iconic score by Cole Porter will don the stage at Sussex County Community College in the upcoming weeks. Kiss Me Kate is directed by Joshua Reed and produced by Drama Geek Studios and SCCC, and will be held during the weekends of April 18, 19, and 20 and the following weekend, April 26, 27, and 28, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. with a matinee on Sunday afternoon April 28 at 2 p.m. The weekend of the 19 there will be no Sunday matinee. Instead, this performance will take place at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday April 18.

Tickets can be pre-ordered or reserved by going to www.kissme.bpt.me, www.dramageekstudios.com or by calling 973-512-8251. Tickets pre-ordered or reserved are $15 for senior citizens and students age 17 and younger and $20 for adults. All tickets purchased at the door without a reservation are $25. Sussex County Community College’s Performing Arts Center is located at 1 College Hill Road, Newton, NJ.

Cole Porter’s Kiss Me Kate follows the production of a musical version of William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew and the conflict on and off-stage between Fred Graham, (played by Mike Barthel) the show's director, producer, and star, and his leading lady, his ex-wife Lilli Vanessi (played by Dani Van Kampen). A secondary romance concerns Lois Lane(played by Meg Callan), the actress playing Bianca, and her gambler boyfriend, Bill Calhoun (played by AJ Minutillo), who runs afoul of some gangsters.

This production features the heartwarming, comical, and iconic characters of the original 1948 Broadway production. This productions cast includes Dan Reed as General Harrison Howell, Jim Berkheiser as Harry Trevor, Lori Tomlin as Hattie, Chris Hara as Paul, Henry Silberstein as 1st Man, Bill Fell as 2nd Man, as well as a very large cast of actors from throughout Sussex County. The production team of Kiss Me Kate includes musical director Mr. Scott Tomlin, stage manager Olivia Tomlin, assistant stage manager Maddie Kelleher, choreographer Olivia Clavel Davis, and costume and props mistress Lori Tomlin.



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