Midcoast Youth Theater to audition for ‘Kiss Me Kate’

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TOPSHAM — Midcoast Youth Theater will hold auditions for the musical “Kiss Me Kate” on Thursday and Friday, May 13-14, at Mt. Ararat High School.

This is MYT’s sixth annual teen production. All students entering grades 9 to 12 and graduating high-school seniors are welcome to audition. Auditioners should be prepared to read from the script, dance and sing a song of their choice.

“Kiss Me Kate,” a fun and sophisticated Broadway classic inspired by Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew,” is a play within a play. The actors’ on-stage roles are complicated by what happens in their off-stage lives.

“Kiss Me Kate” features many well-known Cole Porter songs, including “Why Can’t You Behave,” “Wunderbar,” “Too Darn Hot” and “Always True to You (In My Fashion).”

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The production will be directed by Michael Millett, with choreography by Linda Gardiner. Show dates are July 29-31 and Aug. 1.

Auditions will be from 6 to 9 p.m.

For each participant, a troupe fee of $75 and a $25 script fee will be due at the first rehearsal. For more information, call Millett at 233-3899.

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