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Kiss Me, Kate. Title in a red band with silhouette's of two people implying kissing on a yellow and gold background.



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Main Stage
Adults $25, Seniors $22, Students $18
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Presented by the OCC Repertory Theatre Company

About Kiss Me, Kate

Cole Porter’s classic show, Kiss Me, Kate, is one of the jewels in Broadway’s crown. The battle of the sexes takes center stage as former spouses feud onstage and off during a musical presentation of The Taming of the Shrew. Sophisticated, romantic and delightfully hilarious, Kiss Me, Kate boasts a sparkling Cole Porter score and a brilliant book from Sam and Bella Spewack. Cole Porter’s knockout score features such gems as ‘Another Op’nin,’ Another Show,’ ‘So In Love,’ and that great second act opener, ‘Too Darn Hot,’ which sets the place on fire!

Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Book by Sam and Bella Spewack
Critical Edition by David Charles Abell and Seann Alderking

KISS ME, KATE is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Tams-Witmark LLC.


FRIDAY, JULY 14, 2023  – 7:30 PM
SATURDAY, JULY 15, 2023  – 7:30 PM
SUNDAY, JULY 16, 2023  – 2:00 PM

FRIDAY, JULY 21, 2023   – 7:30 PM
SATURDAY, JULY 22, 2023  – 2:00 AND 7:30 PM
SUNDAY, JULY 23, 2023  – 2:00 PM

Cast & Crew

Fred Graham/Petrucchio – Bill King

Harry Trevor/Baptista, ensemble – Grey Kellerman

Lois Lane/Bianca – Kassandra Hazard

Ralphie – Grace Cooper

Lilli Vanessi/Katharine – Christine Chapais

Hattie – Maddi Schille

Bill Calhoun/Lucentio – Andrew Heitmann

First Gangster – Kurt Shaffer

Second Gangster – Mark Tesoro

Harrison Howell – Brendan Keffner

Hortensio/ensemble – Kyle Bodie

Gremio/ensemble – Eric Noon


Tony Antunes, James Beecroft, Brice Carducci, Matthew Abatemarco, Daniel Suliguin, Zach Zabarsky, Samantha Acquaviva, Maddy Blunck, Bianca D’Anton, Hannah Doherty, Brooke Jones, Bridget Magnusson, Dayna Massio, Kaelin McManiman, Kaitlyn McNamee, Rebeca Morales-Cano, Maria Rella, Michelina Roche, Jessenia Zavala, Riley Weeman, Brielle Roche, Sofia Bellini

Director – Paul Chalakani

Stage Manager – Jamie Kasprovitz

Musical Director – Cindy Dwyer

Choreographer – Mallory Tonra

About the OCC Repertory Theater Company

Under the direction of Performing Arts Program Chair Paul Chalakani, the mission of The OCC/REP to create opportunities for college and community participation in a variety of rich and diverse theatrical experiences. The Company seeks to engage, entertain, inspire, and educate, in order to enhance the cultural life of Ocean County College and the surrounding communities. The OCC/REP provides OCC students, faculty, staff and residents of neighboring communities the opportunity to attend and/or participate in quality performances of theatrical works – musicals and plays, classical and modern, traditional and experimental, through a well-balanced theatrical season. Additionally, The OCC/REP provides an environment for students of our performing arts program to apply what they are learning in a collaborative and encouraging format. The OCC/REP celebrates the power of the theatre to illuminate and mirror the human experience.

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July 14, 2023
7:30 pm
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