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Kiss Me, Kate

Audition Dates: February 9 (7 to 10 pm); February 10 (2 to 6 pm); February 11 (3 to 6 pm)
Call backs will be held on Tuesday, February 13 at 7 pm by invitation only. Call backs are not reflective of final casting decisions.

About Auditions. Dance auditions will take place at callbacks so wear comfortable clothes and appropriate footwear, which includes heels for women. You may be asked to read sides from the script or to learn a short song from the show. Resume and headshots are welcome but not required. Contact 808.733.0277 (x302) for more info.

Where. Auditions will take place in the Rehearsal Hall at Diamond Head Theatre where classes and the costume center are located (building next to the theatre auditorium in front of the parking lot).

What to Bring. Bring a complete list of conflicts and possible ones. If you are cast, no additional conflicts except those presented at your audition will be accepted.

Sign Up. Auditions by appointment are preferred. Drop ins are permitted but allow for more time as these will be scheduled as possible around those with appointments.

Music and Lyrics – Cole Porter | Book By – Sam & Bella Spewack
Contact for Inquiries: John Rampage at (808) 733-0277 x302

Show Dates: April 5 to April 21

Rehearsal Dates: Beginning February 14, rehearsals will take place Tuesdays through Fridays from 7 to 10 pm and Saturdays & Sundays from 2 to 6 pm. No rehearsals on Monday until the week prior to opening.

Lilli Vanessi returns to the stage from Hollywood to re-team with her former costar and ex-husband Fred Graham in a musical version of William Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew.” Foes at first, things quickly turn sweet between Lilli and Fred when they each realize that the spark that once made them lovers is still there. That is, until a mistaken bouquet delivery sets them off again and causes their combat to spill over to their on-stage scenes. Filled with Cole Porter classics such as “Another Op’nin’ Another Show,” “So in Love,” “Too Darn Hot,” and “Always True to You in My Fashion.”


This role will be played by Lea Woods Almanza.

Lead Male. Age 30-49.
Lilli’s ex-husband. Writer, producer, director, actor with a huge ego and commanding voice; charismatic and funny; must be comfortable with Shakespeare’s text and comedic timing. Must be able to move well. Baritone.

Supporting. Male. Age 20-39.
Broadway song and dance man; his compulsive gambling is always getting him into trouble; confident, a first-rate entertainer with irresistible charm; must sing and dance well. Baritone.

Supporting Female. 20-35
A nightclub singer making her theatrical debut. Alluring, flirty, charismatic and knows how to use what she’s got to get what she wants. Strong singer/dancer with comedic ability. Mezzo-Soprano.

Supporting Female. Age 35-49.
Part Lilli’s dresser and part psychologist; a true theater professional, she has seen it all. Unflappable & charismatic. Mezzo Soprano.

Supporting Male. Age 35-49.
Fred’s friend and dresser; cool under pressure. Baritone.

Supporting. All genders. Ages 25-55.

Two tough gangsters who look completely out of place in this world of bright lights and poetic beauty, but after six years in the prison library, they have developed a unique way with words and a great appreciation for Shakespeare and the theater; must have a great sense of comedy and move well. Vocal range: Baritone/Mezzo Soprano.

Male. Age 40-59.

Highly distinguished General of the U.S. Army with strong political ties to the White House; disciplined, he clearly does not fit in with the bohemian nature of the theatre. Strong comedic skills; Baritone.

All genders. 35-59.
Company stage manager with a strong speaking voice and sense of humor.
All genders. Teens & adults.
Looking for strong singers and dancers with comedic timing to play a variety of featured ensemble roles including Katharine’s father, company stage manager & more! While there are no roles for children in “Kiss Me Kate”, we encourage teenagers that have extensive theatre training to audition for the dancing/singing ensemble.

About Inclusion: Diamond Head Theatre is committed to non-traditional casting and welcomes all ages, body types, colors, ethnicities, disabilities, and gender identities.

Cast of volunteers

Oahu’s abundance of talented performers light up our stage show after show. Diamond Head Theatre’s productions also feature guest artists and Broadway performers.