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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 design by Carlton Ward, costumes by Freddy Clements, choreography by Jenny Kennemer, vocal coaching by Darnelle Scarbrough, and orchestra conducted by Carl Anderson. This item is contained within the Theatre & Film Production Archive.


This performance was held in the Ernest Stone Performing Arts 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
  • Jenny Rainey
  • Ginger Woodrugg
  • Stacey Fumbanks
  • Brian Taylor
  • Jessica Russell
  • Steven Scott
  • Christopher Chance
  • Khristina Spruill
  • Linda Agee
  • Dennis Lashbrook
  • Michael Odom
  • Damon Daffron
  • Allen Reynolds
  • Todd Shumpert
  • Dawna Black
  • Darin Peppers
  • Amanda Aultman
  • Ashley Richards
  • Drew Reeves
  • Jeffrey Bennett
  • Betheny Odom
  • Dan Driggers
  • Kenneth Glenn


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


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Kiss Me Kate! (1990) | Poster