Kiss Me, Kate recounts the backstage and onstage antics of two feuding couples during a touring production of The Taming of the Shrew. Sparkling with 18 classic Cole Porter songs – including “Another Op’nin’, Another Show,” “So in Love,” “Always True to You in My Fashion,” “Too Darn Hot,” and “Brush Up Your Shakespeare” – Kiss Me, Kate is musical comedy paradise. Winner of the first Tony Award for Best Musical.

Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Book by Bella and Samuel Spewack
Music Direction by Darren R. Cohen
Choreography by Lorin Latarro
Directed by Joe Calarco


Matthew Bauman
Brittany Bohn
Calvin Cooper
Mara Davi
Roger E. DeWitt
Jennifer Evans
KC Fredericks
Matthew Gregory
Tyler Hanes
Adrienne Howard
Fred Inkley
Gabriel Kadian
Jakob Karr
Amanda LaMotte
Carlos Lopez
Robin Lounsbury
Jordana McMahon
Michael Dean Morgan
Kyle Pressley
Joel Robertson
Brian Sandstrom
Elizabeth Stanley
Paul Anthony Stewart
Nyla Watson
Ross Yoder

Creative Team:

Cole Porter
Bella and Samuel Spewack
Joe Calarco
Lorin Latarro
Darren R. Cohen
James Kronzer
Amy Clark
Jason Lyons
Ed Chapman
Renee Lutz
Marjorie Ann Wood
Pat McCorkle, CSA

The Critics Rave!

“delicious…zesty choreography…the cast scintillates” -The Wall Street Journal

“a zinger of a revival… a theatrical treat” -TheaterMania

“a perfect show to kick off the summer season — big, flashy, funny, romantic and beautifully cast, choreographed, and directed…There are so many things done right with the show it’s impossible to know where to start.” -Schenectady Gazette

“The biggest, most involved musical Barrington Stage Company has ever mounted…a grand, witty spectacle… bold and rewarding…Too Darn Hot is “a riot of zesty sensuality” -Albany Times Union

“The happiest, toe-tapping and eye-popping hit of the…season…some of the most energetic and dazzling choreography ever seen at Barrington Stage…This is not just a revival of the much-loved Cole Porter musical, it’s a celebration…perfect for all audiences” -BroadwayWorld

“spectacular theater…a cannot-miss show….Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, as she has since her company opened 20 years ago, keeps it coming with another magnificent musical.” -Talkin’ Broadway

“Excellent…the dance numbers sparkled… this whole superb show was…one first class production” -Berkshire Record

“There are no sure things, especially in the world of theater. But, the closest thing I know to one is attend any opening musical at Barrington Stage…dazzling…breathtaking…gorgeous…when it ended I was wishing for more” -The Troy Record

“high-energy, spirited” -The Berkshire Eagle

“Barrington Stage Company has gone all out with a smashing production of Cole Porter’s classic 1949 musical Kiss Me Kate…a gorgeous production” -Berkshire Fine Arts

June 11 – July 12, 2014
Boyd-Quinson Mainstage
30 Union Street, Pittsfield, MA, 01201