Review by Kim Murphey
Opening night of the musical Kiss Me Kate at the 6th Street Playhouse was well attended. This is a 1999 Broadway Revival Version of a musical that originally debuted in 1948 by Cole Porter who wrote the lyrics and music. The musical is a play within a play, telling you the backstage story of the lives of the actors and crew as they perform Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shew. All the cast act, sing and dance their way through the approximately two and half hour show with many a comedic moment that kept the audience laughing. Taylor Bartolucci (Lillie) and Barry Martin (Fred) star as the main characters and they hold their own with great on
stage presence and singing. Some of the funniest and most memorable scenes though are those preformed by Jeremy Berrick and Rahman Dalrymple as the two gangsters. They almost steal the show.
If you like musicals this is a show to see. Kiss Me Kate directed by Craig A. Miller at 6th Street Playhouse in Santa Rosa August 5-September 4