#InTheLoop | Queens Community Theater Group Presents ‘Kiss Me, Kate’
BY QEDC It's In Queens
Kiss Me, Kate first appeared as a musical in 1948. With lyrics by Cole Porter, the romantic comedy revolves around creating a musical version of William Shakespeare’s 16th century play The Taming of the Shrew.
Great songs and dance numbers, beautiful women, handsome men, gamblers, gangsters, conflict, and a happy ending. It was a hit on Broadway with songs like “Always True to You Darling in my Fashion” and “Too Darn Hot.” Then came the blockbuster Hollywood film adaptation in 1953 and countless revivals in countless venues.
Check out the modern Queens version when Maggie’s Little Theatre presents Kiss Me, Kate seven times in Middle Village’s St. Margaret Parish Hall from Saturday, July 9, to Sunday, July 24.
General admission is $20, but seniors over age 64 and children under age 12 can attend for $18. Performances are July 9, 16, and 23 at 8 pm; July 15 at 8 pm; and July 10, 17, and 24 at 2:30 pm.
Maggie’s Little Theatre has been “in residence” at St. Margaret Parish, which is located at 66-05 79th Pl., since 2007. It presents two plays a year, and past productions include “Guys and Dolls,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” and “Oklahoma!”
There’s plenty of parking, and the venue is air conditioned and wheelchair accessible (although the restrooms are NOT wheelchair accessible.) Masks are required except when eating or drinking.