‘Kiss Me, Kate’ continues at Attic Productions

Michael Brickler (left) and Anthony Neal play the two men who have come to collect on “a little matter of an IOU” and end up getting caught in the on-stage action of the play “Kiss Me, Kate” that is playing at Attic Productions. They are shown here doing a vaudeville style rendition of “Brush Up Your Shakespeare,” one of the many songs in the summer musical. “Kiss Me, Kate” continues this week and next at the Geraldine Lawson Center for Performing Arts in Fincastle. The popular “Kiss Me, Kate,” with Cole Porter’s music and Same and Bella Spewack’s play-within-a- play, includes a large cast of local actors and musicians. Shows continue Thursdays-Saturdays, August 3, 4, 5, 10, 11 and 12 with evening curtains at 7:30 and Saturday matinees at 2:30 p.m.  In the play, the offstage events and relationships both mirror and complicate the on-stage performances. The original music and lyrics are by Cole Porter and the play is based on a book by the Spewacks that is based on Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew.” Katerina Yancey is directing, Richard Whitley is music director and choreographer is Kirsten Hamann. Partial funding is provided by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Attic Productions is located at 7490 Roanoke Road (Route 220), Fincastle. Reservations are strongly suggested by calling  473-1001.Volunteer hours at the box office are Mondays and Wednesdays 3-7 p.m., and Saturdays 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Leave a message at other times. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for 18 and under and groups of 10 or more,


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