Performances: May 2–4, 9–11, 16–18 and 23–25, 2014


music and lyrics by Cole Porter

book by Bella and Samuel Spewack

adapted from Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew

produced in cooperation with Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc.

“Another Op’nin’ Another Show” welcomes you to the opening of a musical version of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. Dashing Fred Graham is at the helm as director and leading man with his ex-wife Lilli playing Katherine the Shrew. His current love interest, Lois, also stars, as does Bill, the other man in her life. Before long, the musical Shrew is impacted by the volatile on-again/off-again romance of Fred and Lilli; the frustrating flirtations of Lois and Bill; and the appearance of two tough gangsters come to collect on a falsified IOU (and who end up joining the show, spats and all). Will the on-stage and off-stage lovers reunite, and will the show come to a successful end with everyone in one piece, before the curtain falls?


Director, Valerie Haas*
Music Director, Paul Abbott
Choreographer, Janeen Bodary
Co-Producers, Jeff Bartos* and Chris Boudreau*
Assistant Director, Jeff Bartos
Stage Manager, Chuck Bollman
Set Design, Kirk Haas
Master Carpenter, Gordon Mosley
Lighting Design, David Reynolds II assisted by John Sczomak and David Wood
Set Construction and Painting, Chuck Bollman, Chris, Luke and Molly Boudreau, Pat Denyer, Ryan Fettig, Duane Griffith, Kirk and Cole Haas, Stan LaFramboise, Helen Liljegren, Angel Melcher, Richard and Julian Moore, Gordon Mosley, Brett Reynolds, David Reynolds II, Annette and Mark Ripper, John Sczomak, Jana Smith, Mike Stair, Kat Stanley, Brian Townsend, Paul Vandevert, Phil Walling, Mark Walton, Lillian Wilson, Kevin Talanges, and David Wood
Props, Mary Ann Denyer and Valerie Haas assisted by Diane Cliff, Pat Denyer, Ryan Fettig, Kirk Haas, Inez Hernandez, and Brian Townsend
Hair and Makeup, Frann Stempek, Jackie Dienes, and the cast
Costumes, Diane Kaplan*, Karen Drugacz*, and Mary Calder* assisted by Sally Hart Goodman, Renae and Hailey Haywood, Margaret Kinnell, Marsha Barnett-Krause, Patricia LaFramboise, Liz Mangan, Dee Morrison, Kay Patterson, Annette Ripper, Nancy Schuster, Jana Smith, Frann Stempek, and members of the cast
Special thanks to our friends at Lynch’s (Dearborn) for their invaluable support.
Publicity, Sue Suchyta, Mary Calder, Karen Drugacz, Richard Moore, Diane Reynolds, Kori Bielaniec, Jeff Bartos, and Mike Moseley
Programs, Nancy Valentini, Brian Townsend, and Kori Bielaniec
Tickets, Lois Sczomak assisted by Tracey Boudreau, Bob Jones, and Megan Lizbinski
Afterglow and Cast & Crew, Cory Chambless and Shardai Davis
50/50 and Intermission, Jeff Bartos, Tracey, Molly, and Luke Boudreau, Mary Calder, Scout Greimel, Rebecca and Nate Herman, Jim Kirwan, Mike Moseley, Richard, Peter, and Julian Moore, Sylvia Rios, and David Wood
Ushers, Shari and Mike Mayne assisted by members of the Guild
Original Cover Artwork, Brian Townsend


Fred Graham/Petruchio: Brett Reynolds*

Lilli Vanessi/Katharine: Christine Kapusky*

Lois Lane/Bianca: Meg Kisch*

Bill/Lucentio: James Mayne

Hattie: Anne Morgan*

Paul: Inez Hernandez

First Man: Tom Varitek* 

Second Man: Marc Walentowicz*

Harry Trevor/Baptista Minola: Terry Crandall

Flynt (Aide to Gen. Howell)/Gremio (1st Suitor): Michael Belli

Riley (Aide to Gen. Howell)/Hortensio/1st Male Solo: Tim Carney

General Harrison Howell: Mark Byars

Pops (Stage Doorman)/3rd Male Solo/Padua Priest: Kerry Plague

Ralph (Stage Manager): Phil Walling

Dance Captain/Padua Musician/Gregory: Jeff Lokken

Stagehand #1 (Electrician)/Cab Driver/Second Male Solo/Padua Musician/Nathaniel: Walter Middlebrook

Stagehand #2 Stage Musician/Donkey/Philip (Servant to Petruchio): Chris Boudreau

Stagehand #3 (Carpenter)/Driver/Donkey/Stage Musician/Haberdasher: Luke Boudreau

Wardrobe Lady: Annette Ripper

Ensemble: Julie Ballantyne Brown, Lauren Danke, Diane Cliff, Maddie Kaplan, Lexie Kaplan, Elizabeth Kilpatrick, Sara Williams, and Dee Morrison

The Orchestra

Conductor/Keyboard, Paul Abbott*
Piano, Gerianne Ditto-Harvey
Reed I, Terri Martin
Reed II, Drew Ewing
Reed III, Kim Pollack
Trumpet, Bob Hawkins
Trombone, Ian Stark
Bass, Kathy Kirchner
Percussion, Bob Bush

Show photos by – and through the courtesy of – Marni Mayne.

*Nominated for a 2013-14 PAGE Award