KISS ME, KATE

 

Musical by Cole Porter

Music and lyrics by Cole Porter

Book by Samuel and Bella Spewack

German adaptation Susanne Felicitas Wolf

New 1999 Broadway version

 

Opening night on April 3rd, 2011 at Salzburger Landestheater

 

Direction: Andreas Gergen & Christian Struppeck

Musical Director: Peter Ewaldt

Choreography: Simon Eichenberger

Set Design: Stephan Prattes

Costume Design: Conny Lüders

 

HIGHLY PROFESSIONAL

„The Salzburger Landestheater presents „Kiss Me, Kate“ in a groovy and agitated version. The high spirits continue on stage, where director-duo Andreas Gergen and Christian Struppeck have worked. Both of them are entertainment professionals. More than one year ago, both made a convincing debut in Salzburg with the Berlin operetta „Frau Luna“. The whole lively revue “Kiss Me, Kate” is highly professionally prepared, being served and to look at. The ceaseless bombardment of ideas and pictures did not stop for a second. Everything is moving and everything is turning. A canon of fun was exploding and the audience celebrating with enthusiasm.”

Salzburger Nachrichten, April 5th, 2011

 

GREAT VOCAL AND UND ACTING PRESENCE

„Colorful, with lots of wit and so to say „pop“ in the design and scenic tempo, musically fantastically kept in fine shape, great vocal and acting presence, and directed by Andreas Gergen and Christian Struppeck as a fast paced, colorful revue. Cole Porter’s brilliant „Kiss Me, Kate“ had its enthusiastically celebrated opening night at the Salzburger Landestheater.“

Kronenzeitung, April 4th, 2011

 

ENTHUSIASTIC OPENING NIGHT AUDIENCE

„Cole Porter’s „Kiss Me, Kate“ arrives at the Salzburger Landestheater with a smart script, musical swing and all in all as a lively revue. Andreas Gergen and Christian Struppeck focus on the revue aspect of the musical numbers. They possess the necessary theatrical handcraft. The fact that principles, chorus and ballet do not diverge in the numerous dance numbers, has a lot to commend on the good hand-crafted preparation. The enthusiasm of the opening night audience was unbroken”

DrehPunktKultur, April 4th, 2011

 

BREEZY AND AMUSING

„The directors Andres Gergen and Christian Struppeck and their team have pulled in a veritable success with this ‘Kate’“. Ticket sales for the next sixteen shows are rightly excellent. Ballet and chorus complement an altogether harmonious cast of a long applauded musical theater opening night in Salzburg.“

austria.com, 04. April 2011

 

GLAMOROUS OPENING NIGHT

„High spirits have found their way into the Salzburger Landestheater on Sunday evening. The directors pick up the wit of the script skillfully. The audience was enthusiastic. There was endless applause and praise of the visitors. This monster production of „Kiss Me, Kate“ celebrated its glamorous opening night on Sunday. 52 actors and actresses and an awesome technical stagecraft turned the „play in play“ into an entertaining musical theater experience.“

Salzburger Volkszeitung, April 4th, 2011

 

SWINGING, COLOURFUL AND SWEEPING

“Kiss Me, Kate – swinging, colorful and sweepingly directed by Andreas Gergen and Christian Struppeck. There was boisterous applause on opening night.“

Dorfzeitung, April 4th, 2011

 

ENDLESS APPLAUSE

„Thunderous applause on opening night at the Landestheater. Kisses for „Kiss Me, Kate“. The production of Andreas Gergen and Christian Struppeck took its credit with endless applause.“

Kronenzeitung / Boulevard, 4. April 2011

 

 





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