Written by Cole Porter
Directed by Michael Whitlatch (staging), Robert Pfaltzgraff (music)
Stage design by Molly Timmins (set), Art Beaulieu (lighting)

Another Op'nin' Another Show welcomes you to Baltimore and to the opening of a musical version of Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew." The cast of the play is on stage and receiving final instructions from Fred Graham, the director. A play-within-a-play unfolds, where each of the four main cast members' on-stage performance is complicated by what is happening in his off-stage life. Fred takes the roles of director and male lead, Petruchio. His ex-wife Lilli, now a movie star with a reputation for being difficult to work with, plays Katharine, the shrew. Fred's current love interest, Lois, plays the role of Bianca, and the other man in Lois' life, Bill, plays the role of Lucentio.

Cast

Fred Graham ..... Brian Mathers
Harry Trevor ...... Chuck Spencer
Lois Lane ..... Paulette Gindler
Ralph (Stage Manager) ..... Larry Hall
Lilli Vanessi ..... Kendy Bell
Hatti ..... Beth Rygh
Paul ..... Eric Stanley
Bill Calhoun ..... John Casey
First Gangster ..... Brent Schawl
Second Gangster ..... Dan Nedrow
Stage Doorman ..... Mark Birks
Cab Driver ..... Stan Parker
Harrison Howell ..... Gary Seitz

Taming of the Shrew Players
Bianca (Lois Lane) ..... Paulette Gindler
Baptista (Harry Trevor) ..... Chuck Spencer
Gremio (First Suitor) ..... Mark Birks
Hortentio (Second Suitor) ..... Stan Parker
Lucento (Bill Calhoun) ..... John Casey
Katherine (Lilli Vanessi) ..... Kendy Bell
Petruchio (Fred Graham) ..... Brian Mathers
Haberdasher ..... Mark Thompsen
Servants ..... Lynn Miller, John Martenson
Chorus Members: Eric Stanley, Mark Birks, John Casey, Stan Parker, Mark Thompsen, Lynn Miller, Mark Peters, John Martenson, Mary Even, Marty Dittrich, D’Lisa McKenzie, Cheryl Lee, Barb Hohbach, Dana Shackelford, Donna Ball, Terry Montgomery, Kathy Bass, Julie Turner, Pam Boeyink, Susan Manbeck, Sue Turner.

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