Candlelight Dinner Playhouse presents

Kiss Me, Kate

February 23 – April 15, 2018

Cole Porter’s Classic KISS ME, KATE plays in Johnstown, CO February 23rd-April 15th. Come brush up your Shakespeare with The Candlelight Dinner Playhouse’s production of the classic Cole Porter romantic comedy Kiss Me, Kate. Originally staged on Broadway in 1948, Kiss Me, Kate won five Tony® Awards, including Best Musical. Its successful revival on Broadway in 1999 proved that this behind-the-scenes theatrical love story has a timeless appeal. Kiss Me, Kate has it all – memorable characters, not one but two love stories, and of course those wonderful Cole Porter songs.

Kiss Me, Kate follows the travails of a touring company desperately attempting to perform Shakespeare’s The Taming of The Shrew while contending with the feuding between its male and female stars – with a few gun-toting gangsters thrown in for good measure. A hysterical play within a play with each cast member’s on-stage life complicated by what is happening offstage, Kiss Me Kate is sure to keep you laughing all night long. Cole Porter songs you’ll be humming on the way home include “Another Op’nin; Another Show”, “Too Darn Hot”, “Wunderbar”, “So in Love” and of course “Brush Up Your Shakespeare.”

A newcomer to the Candlelight stage, Scott Hurst plays director/star Fred Graham and Petruchio. Heather McClain, a Silly Girl in our recent smash hit Beauty and the Beast, battles him off stage and on as his ex-wife Lilli and Kate. For the other feuding couple, Bob Hoppe (Lumiere in Beauty and the Beast, Harold Hill in The Music Man) plays the gambling-addicted Bill (and Lucentio) while Lisa Kay Carter (Peggy Sawyer in 42nd Street) will charm as the flirtatious Lois/Bianca.

Kiss Me, Kate is directed by Denver theatre veteran Robert Michael Sanders. An award-winning director/performer, his past credits include The Producers, Forever Plaid and Tell Me on a Sunday. Kate Vallee returns as choreographer, fresh from co-directing and co-choreographing Beauty and the Beast. She also choreographed last season’s 42nd Street.

Purchase dinner and show tickets by calling Candlelight’s box office – 970-744-3747, or online

Cole Porter’s KISS ME, KATE



Thursday, Friday & Saturday Evenings — Dinner seating at 6:00 PM; Show at 7:30 PM

Saturday Matinees – Dinner seating at 12 noon, show at 1:30 PM

Sunday Matinees -‐ Dinner seating at 12:30 PM; Show at 2:00 PM


Adult Dinner & Show Tickets: $52.95 ‐ $62.95 (based on day of week)

Child (5‐12) Dinner & Show Tickets: $29.95 (any performance)

Student (13-18) Dinner & Show Tickets: $39.95 (any performance)

Adult Show-Only Tickets: $29.95 (any performance; seating restrictions)


Candlelight Dinner Playhouse (4747 Marketplace Drive, Johnstown, CO 80534)

I‐25 at Exit 254.

For more information, or to purchase tickets online, visit,

or call the Box Office at 970-744‐3747.


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