Winter Theatre Performance

10 Things to Tame a Kissing Kate
Shrewish or Sweet – Who’s Taming Who?


Kansas City Young Audiences and the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival are collaborating on a performance offering which features a MASH UP production of: 

        • Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew
        •  The stage musical version, Kiss Me Kate 
        • And the film version, Ten Things I Hate About You 
to create a raucous, singing, dancing modern day MASH UP presentation of this classic story. 


Meet our hero, Petruchio who falls in love with Kate, our shrewish heroine.  Meet Kate’s supposedly sweet sister Bianca and her band of suitors.  Petruchio falls HARD for Kate in this story of the true nature of LOVE.  You’ll find out who’s shrewish and who’s sweet for real, as the story unfolds and we experience at least ten ways to tame and kiss Kate, or FIND OUT WHO REALLY TAMES WHO. 


Participating young actors, singers and dancers will explore this story through all three art forms to create a unique, dynamic show!  This class culminates with a public performance. 

Open to ages 8– 18, $120 per student. Partial scholarships available.                                                           

December 17 – January 17, weekdays 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. (no rehearsals Dec. 22 – Jan 1st) 

Rehearsals will be scheduled after the show is cast (auditions will be on the first night of class).  Students will not always be called by they must be available for all rehearsals.  Any known conflicts must be discussed with the directors prior to being cast.   The performance will be directed by Ashlea Christopher and Kara Armstrong.

Performance:  January 17 at 7:30pm (January 18th as an alternate date.)  Participating students will receive 2 complimentary tickets, additional tickets are only $5 each.

All rehearsals and the performance will be at the Community School of the Arts at St. Teresa’s Academy,
5601 Wyandotte, KCMO, 64113                                                                   Call 816.531.4022 with questions!

Download the 10 Things Enrollment Form

Download the KCYA Scholarship Application or click here to learn more about scholarships

Download the KCYA Media and Medical Release (must be signed and turned in prior to first class)

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