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Performed: 28 March - 2 April 1990; Cole Porter's "Kiss Me Kate!" is about an out-of-town tryout of a musical version of Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew" that is directed by and also stars Fred Graham and his ex-wife Lili Vanessi. The play was directed by Wayne Claeren, scenic and lighting design by Carlton Ward, costume design by Freddy Clements, choreography by Jenny Kennemer, vocal direction by Darnelle Scarbrough, orchestra conducted by Carl Anderson, technical direction by David Keefer, stage management by Jeffrey J. Bennett, and assistant stage management by Tom Millington. This item is contained within the Clements drama production materials.


This performance was held in the Stone Center Theatre.


  • Alan Payne -- Fred Graham; Petruchio
  • Tara Turner -- Lili Vanessi; Katharina
  • Shannon Goforth -- Bianca; Lois Lane
  • Barry Newell -- Lucentio; Bill Calhoun
  • Chris Colvard -- Baptista; Harry Trevor
  • Brian Taylor -- Second Gunman
  • Dennis Lashbrook -- Stage Doorman
  • Michael Odom -- Hortensio
  • Damon Daffron -- Gremio
  • Todd Shumpert -- Paul
  • Dawna Black -- Hattie
  • Drew Reeves -- First Gunman
  • Jeffrey Bennett -- Ralph; Stage Manager
  • Dan Driggers -- Harrison Howell
  • Kenneth Glenn, Jenny Rainey, Ginger Woodrugg, Stacey Fumbanks, Jessica Russell, Steven Scott, Christopher Chance, Linda Agee, Allen Reynolds, Darin Peppers, Amanda Aultman, Ashley Richards, Betheny Odom -- Singers and Dancers


The original items are located in the Library’s Alabama Gallery Special Collections.


Jacksonville State University -- History, College and school drama, Theater programs


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Kiss Me, Kate (1990) | Program