Tahlequah Community Playhouse Inc. has finalized the cast, crew and orchestra members for its upcoming dinner theater production of the Cole Porter Musical, “Kiss Me Kate,” based on a book by Bella and Samuel Spewack combining Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew” with Porter’s music and lyrics.
This is a play within a play, where each cast member’s onstage life is complicated by what is happening offstage.
This season’s opening production is directed by Rachel Farineli and Danny Perry with Kriss Harris as musical director and Michelle Widener as producer.
The musical runs Friday and Sunday and Oct. 1 to 3 at the Armory Municipal Center Auditorium, 100 N. Water St., Tahlequah.
Reservations for opening weekend must be made by today.
Reservations forms can be printed at www.tcpok.com or picked up from the Tahlequah Chamber of Commerce, A Cowboy Rose or Morris-Cragar Florists.
Cast and crew
• Performers include Luke Foster, Tiffany Wika, Matt Farinelli, Camille Owen, Bob Daniel, Steve Ball, Debora Jennings, Dana Waters, Sarah Carr, Shayna Rogers, Will Rogers, Ron Goossen, Jason Coffelt, Chase Wilson, Jamil Jaser, Daniel Owen, Ashley Sage, and Emily Linebarger.
• Ensemble (singers/dancers/stagehands) members are Whitney Gonzales, Rachel Clinton, Lisa Outlaw, Beth Schneider, Kara Sage and Chace Brose.
• Back stage crew is Sandra Becker, costumer; Kara Horne, props mistress; Jenifer Rogers and Samantha Clifford, props procurers; Freida Goosen and Glenda Sullivan, makeup and hair artists; and David Von Donkelaar, lighting technician.
• Live music will be performed by orchestra members Holly Stocks, Kathy Daniel, Haley Stocks, Jenna Stocks, Rustin Vandevender, Bradley Spears and Eric Schmidt.