Weston’s Company performs Kiss Me Kate

Jack Seigenthaler as Fred Graham with Diana Jean Sturges as Lilli Vanessi in Company's production of Kiss Me Kate. — Kerry Brock photo

Jack Seigenthaler as Fred Graham with Diana Jean Sturges as Lilli Vanessi in Company’s production of Kiss Me Kate. — Kerry Brock photo

Weston High School’s Company is putting the finishing touches on the musical theater classic Kiss Me Kate.

The show follows the opening of a musical version of Taming of the Shrew in Baltimore, a production featuring a formerly married pair of fading stars — Fred Graham (Jack Seigenthaler) and Lilli Vanessi (Dianna Jean Sturgis) — who find themselves hopelessly arguing and helplessly falling in love again.

With music and lyrics by Cole Porter, Kiss Me Kate won the first Tony Award ever presented for Best Musical in 1949.

Company’s production features a large and talented cast and is full of quick-witted humor, lively singing, and flashy dancing. Popular songs from Kiss Me Kate include Too Darn Hot; Tom, Dick or Harry; Brush Up Your Shakespeare; and Always True To You In My Fashion.

The show is directed by Damian Long, with costumes headed by Liz Armbruster.

Performances are Friday, March 15, at 8 p.m.; Saturday, March 16, at 8 p.m.; Sunday, March 17, at 3 p.m.; Friday, March 22, at 8 p.m.; and Saturday, March 23, at 3 p.m at Weston High School. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for students and seniors.

For the first time, tickets can be purchased in advance online through the vendini ticket system, overseen by Company mom Nancy Cohen. Tickets and information are available at whs-company.com.

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