Burlington High School will hold the final three performances of Kiss Me, Kate this weekend in the Fogelberg Performing Arts Center.
The Friday night performance will honor members of the Burlington High School Red Devil Hockey Team who will be in the audience with their family members. The young men, newly crowned MIAA Division I State Champs, exemplify how hard work, practice and perseverance can help reach the ultimate goal. These skills and qualities are also indicative of the cast and crew of Kiss Me, Kate who have worked for weeks in rehearsal for this successful production.
Also present at Friday night’s performance will be members of the BHS Italian Club who will be accompanied by visiting students from the Instituto Tecnico Pilati from Cles, Italy. The Italian students have spent the past week with BHS families as part of their annual exchange.
Saturday night’s performance will be extra special for the cast and crew as it will be attended by Kevin B. McGlynn, a member of the first national tour of Kiss Me, Kate. McGlynn played the role of The General in the production which starred Rachel York and Rex Smith. A native of Massachusetts and a Boston Conservatory classmate of guidance counselor Stephanie Diozzi, he has performed across the country in productions including Guys and Dolls, How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, Annie, All Shook Up (first national tour) and various productions of Forbidden Broadway.
Following the Saturday night performance, the cast and crew of Kiss Me, Kate will have an informal Q&A with McGlynn at which time they will be able to ask him about the show and his life as an actor.
Tickets for all three performances this weekend are still available. For tickets please visit www.BurlingtonTickets.org or phone 781-A-FUN-TIC. They may also be available at the door.