Kiss Me, Kate

London Production (1951)

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Fred Graham (Petruchio)
Harry Trevor (Baptista)
Lois Lane (Bianca)
Ralph (Stage Manager)
Lilli Vanessi (Katharine)
Bill Calhoun (Lucentio)
First Man
Second Man

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Act One

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  • Another Op'nin' Another Show .... Sung by Hattie and Singing Ensemble; Danced by Dancing Ensemble
  • Why Can't You Behave? .... Sung by Lois Lane and Danced by Bill Calhoun
  • Wunderbar .... Sung by Lilli and Fred
  • So in Love .... Sung by Lilli
  • We Open in Venice .... Sung by Petruchio, Katharine, Bianca and Lucentio
  • Dance .... Dancing Ensemble
  • Tom, Dick or Harry .... Sung by Bianca, Lucentio and Two Suitors
  • Specialty Dance .... Lucentio
  • I've Come to Wive It Wealthily in Padua .... Sung by Petruchio and Singing Ensemble
  • I Hate Men .... Sung by Katharine
  • Were Thine That Special Face .... Sung by Petruchio; Danced by Shirley Eckl and Dancing Girls
  • I Sing of Love .... Sung by Bianca, Lucentio and Singing Ensemble
  • Finale (Act One)?Kiss Me, Kate .... Sung by Katharine, Petruchio and Singing Ensemble
  • Tarantella .... Danced by Bianca, Lucentio and Dancing Ensemble

Act Two

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  • Too Darn Hot .... Sung by Paul, Fred and Sledge; Danced by Fred and Sledge and Bill Calhoun and Dancing Ensemble
  • Where Is the Life That Late I Led? .... Sung by Petruchio
  • Always True to You (In My Fashion) .... Sung by Lois
  • Bianca .... Sung by Bill Calhoun and Singing Girls; Danced by Bill Calhoun and Dancing Girls
  • So in Love (Reprise) .... Sung by Fred
  • Brush Up Your Shakespeare .... Sung by First Man and Second Man
  • I Am Ashamed That Women Are So Simple .... Sung by Katharine
  • Finale .... Sung by Petruchio, Katharine and Company

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Trivia & History

Some sources list a run of 501 performances for this production, but the 400 listed by other sources seems to be correct given the opening and closing dates, which contemporary sources confirm. 

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