Renaissance Theatre an Academy Performance Partner Presents:
Kiss Me Kate
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.
Renaissance wishes to thank Lynchburg Parks & Recreation, Pack Law Group, and The World of 4T for their continued support of the arts and community theater.
Note that the event producer and Artist may change dates, times, and/or venues depending on the current COVID-19 environment. Ticket buyers will be updated by the Academy Center of the Arts staff, should any change to schedule or venue occurs.
In order to protect those in attendance, enhanced safety measures and protocols will be in place including contactless digital ticketing, face masks are recommended for patrons, face masks required for staff and volunteers, and all Academy staff are fully vaccinated. To learn more about health and safety guidelines at the Academy Center of the Arts, visit academycenter.org/health-
Student: $20.00 plus taxes and fees
Adult: $25.00 plus taxes and fees
Box Seats: $50.00 plus taxes and fees
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For more information or to purchase tickets to this performance, contact our Box Office at (434) 846-8499.
Supported by the BWXT Access Program
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All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket for this performance unless otherwise stated. All ages are welcome.
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Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door. Our delivery methods are as follows:
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Box Office Pick Up: You may stop by our Box Office, Monday through Friday, 12:00pm – 5:00pm, and have us print your tickets for you.
Will Call Pick Up: If your tickets are being held at Will Call, you can collect them inside the lobby at the Box Office counter.
All tickets for this show will be sold through academycenter.org and our ticketing system. Please do not use third-party resellers, as we do not contract with them. Should you use a reseller, the Academy Center of the Arts will not be liable for any issues with your purchase.
All ticket sales are subject to a Historic Theatre Restoration Fee and credit/debit card processing fees.
Want to volunteer and see this show for free? Contact Mallory Booker, [email protected], for more information.