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Renaissance Theatre,
in Partnership with The Academy Center of the Arts, presents:

Kiss Me, Kate

Please Note:
Kiss Me Kate auditions and performances will be held at
the Academy Center of the Arts located at 600 Main Street!

Auditions for this show will be held in the Academy Warehouse Theatre

located at 600 Main Street in downtown Lynchburg

on Sunday, January 9, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.

and Monday, January 10, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.

 Tuesday, Jan. 11, will be reserved for call backs as needed.


To reserve an audition spot, click the button below. 


Be sure to read the Additional Audition Information before you sign up.

Additional Audition Information:

Every performer in this production will act, sing, and dance/move, and should dress appropriately. Singing and moving may be alone or in a group. No one will be considered for a role in this show if they do not audition in all three disciplines.

Persons planning to audition should sign up on-line for one of the two audition sessions (Sunday and Monday nights) but NOT BOTH.

Walk-ins are welcome and will be added to the end of the audition sign-up list for that day, regardless of what time they arrive.

Auditionees will be assigned to audition groups of 10 upon their arrival; those who signed up on-line will be assigned to a group first and then walk-ins will get a group assignment.


Performance Information:  Performances will last approximately 2.5 hours and be held – 

          Friday, March 18, 2022 at 7:30 PM
          Saturday, March 19, 2022 at 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM
          Sunday, March 20, 2022 at 2:00 PM  

 Description of event: 

First performed in 1948, Cole Porter’s Kiss Me Kate involves the production of a musical version of Shakespeare’s 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. A secondary romance concerns Lois Lane, the actress playing Bianca, and her gambler boyfriend, Bill, who runs afoul of some gangsters.  The musical premiered in 1948 and proved to be Porter’s only show to run for more than 1,000 performances on Broadway. In 1949, it won the first Tony Award for Best Musical.  One of the most popular American musicals ever produced, the show has had four Broadway revivals, each proving to be as popular and successful as the original. 

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Renaissance is YOUR community theater and all interested are welcome. If you have acting experience, please bring a copy of your performance resume. If you cannot attend either evening, please email us at: