What do you get when you add the wit and wordplay of William Shakespeare to the wit and musical stylings of Cole Porter? Kiss Me, Kate, of course — but also a great night out. Former lovers Lilli and Fred are set to star in a high-risk production of The Taming of the Shrew, but their romantic past threatens to wreck the show. The thugs hanging out backstage to collect on a gambling debt threaten to wreck Fred's fingers, at the least. Picture it: lovers scorned, lovers reconnected, lovers singing "So in Love" — and mobsters. Good times, great songs. The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis presents Kiss Me, Kate at the Loretto-Hilton Center (130 Edgar Road, Webster Groves; 314-968-4925 or www.repstl.org) Wednesday, November 28, through Friday, December 28 (no performances on Monday). Tickets are $16 to $63.
Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: Nov. 28. Continues through Dec. 28, 2007