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“Kiss Me, Kate” on April 10,11,12

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DATE: March 20, 2008

CONTACT: Lisa Saunders

(845) 574-4244

 

"Kiss Me, Kate" at SUNY Rockland Community College

 


Suffern, NY— The Tony Award winning musical, “Kiss Me, Kate,” will be presented at SUNY Rockland Community College.

 

EVENT FACTS

Dates: April 10, 11, 12

Host: Performing Arts Department, Campus Players and Rockland Shakespeare Company

Type: Musical, "Kiss Me, Kate"

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Location: Cultural Arts Theater, Rockland Community College, 145 College Road, Suffern, NY

Admission: Ticket prices: $12 Adults, $10 Students/Senior Citizens

More Info: Performing Arts Department at 845-574-4471

Web: http://www.sunyrockland.edu/academics/academic-departments/performingarts/

Based on Shakespeare's, "The Taming of the Shrew," "Kiss Me, Kate" is a wild and raucous romp through two worlds as we follow the passionate though egotistical Fred Graham --actor, director and former husband of the Diva-Star Lilli Vanessi. They star opposite one another in the play, "Taming of the Shrew," within the play, "Kiss Me, Kate."

 

A personal triumph for Cole Porter, "Kiss Me, Kate" played for 1,077 performances on Broadway and for 501 performances in London. The original cast album issued in 1948 by Columbia Records had the distinction of being the very first Broadway cast recording to be issued on LP.

 

"Kiss Me, Kate" was revived in 1999 on Broadway, where it played for 881 performances and at the Victoria Palace Theatre in London, where it played for about 300 performances.

 

RCC is happy to revive this gem of musical theater as they celebrate its year of Shakespeare in honor of the Rockland Shakespeare Company's 10th anniversary.

 

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Rockland Community College, a unit of the State University of New York, is located 25 miles northwest of NYC. The majority of its students transfer to four-year colleges, and many find immediate employment upon earning their associate’s degree or certificate. The College also offers others, from preschoolers to senior citizens, the opportunity to simply learn something new. Quality education...at a price you can afford.

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