Since 1923, Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre has proudly fulfilled our mission to
offer theatrical productions and various community services which educate, entertain
and broaden the creative experiences of our audiences, as well as our participants
and contributors. As part of that goal, we provide training opportunities for people
of all ages to develop their unique talents. As a community theatre, Little Theatre
is open to all residents of Northeastern Pennsylvania and invites their participation
in fulfilling our mission.
Kiss Me, Kate is the musical within a musical, with music and lyrics by Cole Porter. Inspired by The Taming of the Shrew, it tells the tale of musical theater actors, Fred Graham and Lilli Vanessi, who were once married and who are now performing opposite each other in the roles of Petruchio and Katherine in a Broadwa...y-bound musical version of William Shakespeare's play. Already on poor terms, the pair begin an all-out emotional war mid-performance that threatens the production's success. The only thing keeping the show together is threats from a pair of gangsters, who have come to collect a gambling debt from the show's Lucentio, Bill Calhoun. In classic musical comedy fashion, slapstick madness ensues before everything is resolved.
Fred Graham/Petruchio - Seth Brandreth
Lili Vanessi/Katherina - Dawn Winarski
Bill Calhoun/Luchentio - Matthew Buckman
Lois Lane/Bianca - Marikate Sullivan
First Gangster - Scott Colin
2nd Gangster - George Spelvin
Hattie - Deirdre Lynch
Paul - Adam Moore
Harry Trevor/Baptista - Chas Beleski
General Harrison Howell - Walter S. Mitchell Jr.
Ralph,the Stage Manager - Darren Moore
Pops,the Stage Doorman - Jeff Smith
Gremio/Flynt - Adam Ercolani
Hortensio - Christian Clinton
Wardrobe Lady - Wendi Newell
Haberdasher/Dancer - Madison Bradley
Cabbie/Dancer - Sean Bromiley
Ralph's assistant/Ensemble - Kaylah Hodgins
Dancers: Becky Phillips, Keira Gross
Director - Paul Winarski
Music Director - Brenda Welliver Nighbert
Lighting Designer & Sound Designer - Kevin Holbert
Choreographer - Michael Marone
Technical Director - Michael Marone
Costumer - TBA
Announcing Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre's 93rd Season!!!!
CATCH ME IF YOU CAN - September 6-14, 2014
THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW - October 24-31, November 1&2, 2014
LTWB Rep Group Holiday Revue December, 2014
THE CRUCIBLE -January 17-25, 2015
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR - March 21-29 , 2015
NOISES OFF - May 9-17 , 2015
WEST SIDE STORY - September 11-20, 2015
THE LARAMIE PROJECT - November 7-15 , 2015
"As always these may be subject to change due to rights restrictions as a result of national tours"
Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre is pleased to announce our 92nd season!
SPAMALOT - September 7th, 8th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 2013
NATIONAL PASTIME - October 25th, 26th, 27th, 31st, 2013 and November 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 2013
DECADE OF EXCELLENCE: A Holiday Revue - December 7th, 2013
ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST -January 11th, 12th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 2014
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS - March 15th, 16th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 2014
KISS ME KATE - May 10th, 11th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 2014
Student Production - Godspell Jr - July 11th, 12th, 13th, 2014
*All shows subject to availability. For more information, please call 570.823.1875 for more information.