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Theatre & Dance and Hayes School of Music Close Out Performing Arts Series with Kiss Me, Kate April 11-13

April 8, 2014. In a collaborative effort between Appalachian’s Performing Arts Series, Department of Theatre and Dance and the Hayes School of Music, Kiss Me, Kate is closing out the 2013-14 Performing Arts Series. From April 11-13, 104 students from 38 different academic programs at Appalachian will perform on the Schaefer Center Stage. Performances on April 11 and 12 begin at 8 p.m. and April 13 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for students. Tickets can be purchased at the Schaefer Center and Valborg Theatre Box Offices by calling 800-841-2787 or online at PAS.Appstate.edu. 

imgresCombine Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew with the music of Cole Porter and you get Kiss Me, Kate! A play-within-a-play, each cast member’s on stage life is complicated by what is happening offstage. 

Originally produced in 1948, Kiss Me, Kate has been considered one of Broadway’s treasures. It was revived in 1999, taking advantage of new technology in music and keeping in mind evolving social values. 

The pick 5 discount is available for this show and offers a break on the ticket price when the tickets are purchased in multiples of five. The Pick 5 discount is offered on most of the event during the 2013-14 Performing Arts Series. To purchase tickets or inquire about the Pick 5 discount, call or visit the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts box office at 828-262-4046. TIckets can also be purchased online at pas.appstate.edu. 

The Performing Arts Series supports the teaching mission of Appalachian State University by presenting a diverse array of music, dance and theatre events designed to enrich the cultural landscape of the campus and surrounding region. By creating memorable performance experiences and related educational and outreach activities, the series promotes the power and excitement of the live performance experience; provides a “window on the world” through the artistry of nationally and internationally renowned artists and showcases some of the finest artists of our nation and our region.