Sunday, August 8, 7pm
Due to overwhelming demand to see “the Atlanta theater community’s summer crowd-pleaser” (AJC), Georgia Shakespeare adds a performance of Shrew: the Musical to close the summer festival, Sunday, August 8, 7pm curtain. The festival continues in repertory through August 8, with opportunities to see each show - Shrew: the Musical, Love’s Labour’s Lost, King Lear and The Legend of the Sword in the Stone – between now and then. Don’t miss them!
Shrew: the Musical In repertory through August 8
A Georgia Shakespeare favorite returns! This musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew is set in 1930s Miami. Petruchio and Kate sing, dance and match wits like Fred and Ginger. Conceived, adapted and directed by Associate Artist John R. Briggs, music and lyrics by John R. Briggs and Dennis West.
Cast: The Shrew: the Musical cast features the stellar company of Associate artists. Highlights include real-life husband and wife Joe Knezevich and Park Krausen in the leads as Kate and Petruchio; Ann Marie Gideon as Bianca; Atlanta favorites Chris Kayser (Grumio), Daniel Thomas May (Tranio), Tim McDonough (Gremio), Courtney Patterson (Widow), Neal A. Ghant (Lucentio) and Brian Kurlander (Hortensio).
“Directed by Briggs and featuring the husband-and-wife team of Joe Knezevich and Park Krausen as Petruchio and Kate, Shrew is a delightful programming choice that goes down like bubbly and makes you wonder why the theater has kept this sparkling musical punch corked for so many years.” –Wendell Brock, Atlanta Journal Constitution
“Georgia Shakespeare’s Shrew: the Musical transports Shakespearean comedy to a glitzy 1930s Miami setting, with Broadway-style singing and dancing and heart-aching, show-stopping ballads. Even longtime Georgia Shakes fans might be astonished at the result: a rousing, laugh-packed performance with all the talent and polish of a big New York show.” –Louis Mayeux, ArtsCriticATL.com
“Longtime Georgia Shakespeare vets Knezevich and Krausen live up to the concept with impressive chops as singers and dancers. They should've been doing musicals long ago." –Curt Homan, Creative Loafing
Georgia Shakespeare is grateful for its sponsors
Season Sponsors: AirTran Airways, The Georgia Council for the Arts, Bank of America, Oglethorpe University; Media Sponsor: Reporter Newspapers
Summer Festival Sponsor: CornerCap Investment CounselShrew: the Musical Sponsor: Callner, Portnoy and Strawser PC; Media Sponsor: PBA:30, Reporter Newspapers