Kiss Me, Kate at the Pasadena Playhouse Is Too Darn Hot for Sure!

October 6, 2014 4:15 PM

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Kiss Me, Kate at the Pasadena Playhouse Is Too Darn Hot for Sure!

Kiss me, Kate is classic Cole Porter! Originally premiering in 1948, the musical won five Tony awards and undoubtedly was the show that propelled Cole Porter into the spotlight. Kiss me, Kate is a parody of a backstage view of a whimsical version and production of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew.

Pasadena Playhouse artistic director Sheldon Epps puts a unique slant on the beloved musical as he pays homage to African American theatre troupes from the '30s and '40s. These early theatrical pioneers presented adaptations of Shakespeare's legendary plays as they entertained audiences across the c...

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