A World Premiere Musical based on “The Taming of the Shrew”
Adapted by David Rice & Lydia Hiller
Music by Christopher Kriz, Lyrics by Lydia Hiller & David Rice
Directed by Johanna McKenzie Miller
Choreographed by Ericka Mac
Previews July 11-13
July 14 ~ August 19, 2018
Shakespeare’s bawdiest comedy…with a modern twist!
The theater that brought you 2013’s double Jeff-Award Winning hit musical Cymbeline: A Musical Folktale brings you a sharp new take on Shakespeare’s comic battle of the sexes. Set in 1930’s Chicago with a sharp jazz score, Shrew’d! offers a Kate who is Petruchio’s equal…and who makes him happy to discover it.
“First Folio offers something Navy Pier can’t… plenty of greenery, gentle breezes and the chance to stretch out on a blanket with family and friends while being transported to Shakespeare’s otherworldly romance.” -Chicago Tribune
Scenic Design: Angela Weber Miller°, USA
Costume Design: Emily Arnold
Lighting Design: Michael McNamara°, USA
Sound Design: Christopher Kriz°, USA
Properties Design: Sophia Briones
Music Director: Kevin Reeks
Stage Manager: Casie Morell*
Production Assistant: Sarah West°, Lina Benich
*Denotes a member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage managers.
°Denotes First Folio Artistic Associate
FEATURING: Ray Andrecheck, Isabella Andrews, Karmann Bajuyo, Brice Baron, Laura Brennan, Tony Carter, Jazmín Corona, Eric Deutz, Christopher W. Jones, George Keating*, Rebecca Keeshin, Ted Kitterman, Sasha Kostyrko, Emma Rosenthal*, Sierra Schnack, Sam Shankman, Thomas Squires, Steven Strafford*, & Rachel Wagner
* Indicates member of AEA
Photos by Tom McGrath