ECC Musical Theatre announces auditions for:

Kiss Me, Kate

Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Book by Sam and Bella Spewack
Directed by Sarafina Vecchio | Musical Direction by Marc Beth | Choreography by Jen Cupani

Audition Dates & Times






November 18

6:45-10:30 p.m.

Building H, Room H245


November 20

6:30-8:30 p.m.

Building H, Room H245

* Perferred auditon date.
** Supplemental audion date(s); music director only.

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Invited Call Backs: Friday, November 22 from 6 to 10 p.m.
Audition Address 1700 Spartan Dr., Elgin Community College, Elgin, IL 60123
Audition LocationBuilding H, Room H245

Audition Information

  • Auditions are open to students and community members ages 16 and up.
  • We are casting an ensemble of up to 30 singers/actors.
  • Please prepare a 32-bar music selection in the style of musical comedy to sing (Please do not sing a song from Kiss Me, Kate ). Bring a copy of the sheet music for the accompanist (no a cappella singing or taped accompaniment).
  • Dance auditions will be held during the callback audition, for invited auditionees only.
  • Rehearsals begin Monday, January 6 and continue Monday through Thursday evenings from 6 to 10 p.m. Performances of Kiss Me, Kate are on 2/21, 2/22, 2/23, 2/27, 2/28, and 3/1. Note that there is no performance on 2/29.

About the Musical: This song-and-dance comedy classic focuses on a troupe of actors as they battle on- and off-stage during a production of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. A 1940s Broadway treasure, Kiss Me, Kate features iconic Cole Porter songs such as “Too Darn Hot,” “Brush Up Your Shakespeare,” and “Always True to You (In My Fashion).” Kiss Me, Kate is  presented by arrangement with TAMS-WITMARK, 

Questions? Contact Amanda Schiferl, stage manager, at .

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