When: April 24th - 27th
Location: Festival Grounds
Great Hall, Peterson Student Center
At-the-door General Admission: $5
St. John’s College proudly presents the Cole Porter classic, Kiss Me Kate. The liberal arts college produces one musical each year. The production includes faculty, staff and students.
Kiss Me, Kate, the 1948 Tony Award-winning musical, with music and lyrics by Cole Porter, involves 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, the show’s director, producer, and star, and his leading lady — his ex-wife Lilli Vanessi.
Artist-in-residence and tutor Roy Rogosin directs St. John’s College students, alumni, and staff in this stage classic. Rogosin was personal conductor for Johnny Mathis and Michel Legrand and has directed and written for television and motion pictures, including National Lampoon's Vacation. From 1999 to 2005 he was the Producer of the Ogunquit Playhouse in Maine. Roy has conducted throughout the world, including London, Broadway, The Kennedy Center, Goodspeed Musicals and the White House. Roy is currently The Artist in Residence at St. John's College, where he recently directed Cabaret, and Director of Choirs at New Mexico School for the Arts both in Santa Fe, New Mexico.