HDO presents "Kiss Me, Kate"

Opening night is December 30th

Kiss me, Kate


High Desert Opera will produce Cole Porter's "Kiss Me, Kate" this winter in Robinson Theatre at the Colorado Mesa University campus in Grand Junction, CO.

There will be 4 performances of the show.

(Times of performances TBA)

Story Synopsis

The musical, written by Samuel and Bella Spewack, follows the story of 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.

Adding to the dynamic mix on set is a secondary romance concerning another actress and her gambler boyfriend, who is business with gangsters.

"Kiss Me, Kate" was the first show that Cole Porter wrote in which the music and lyrics were firmly connected to the script. he show ran for over 1,000 performances on Broadway.