Oregon Festival of American Music
It just occurred to me that one of the two remaining performances of the The Oregon Festival of American Music's Kiss Me, Kate is Wednesday, Aug. 4, and the paper doesn't come out until Thursday, Aug. 5. I liked the show. Go see it. Here's my review, adapted from what will be out on Thursday:
Humming Away at the Hult
Kiss Me, Kate's a Porter gem
by Suzi Steffen
I’m an earworm magnet, but even by my standards, Kiss Me, Kate’s a humdinger.
For a few days, it was “Another Op’nin’, Another Show” (sung handily at OFAM’s production by the excellent recent UO grad Kathleen Leary and the company), set to the rhythm of wheels on the river path. Then I had to hear “Wunderbar” — which should be banned somehow; after all, the very point of the song is how bad and conventional it was in the show during which Fred Graham (Bill Hulings) and Lilli Vanessi (Shirley Andress) met — over and over in my head. I think I even dreamt about it.
Read the rest after the jump!