Kiss Me, Kate

February 2 through February 10, 2019

Artistic Director
, Mark Sforzini
Stage Director/Choreographer, Daryl Gray

A Shakespeare troupe is putting on The Taming of the Shrew, but the cast is embroiled in interpersonal relationships that lead to offstage bickering and onstage surprises.  Cole Porter’s score, performed with the original-size Broadway orchestra, is filled with great numbers such as So In Love, Too Darn Hot, Why Can’t You Behave?, and Brush Up Your Shakespeare.  Bring your tap shoes because you’ll want to leave the theater dancing.


The 2018/19 Season

October 19-23 Don Giovanni

February 2-10 Kiss Me Kate

November 9-18 Pinocchio

May 17-21 Suor Angelica & Gianni Schicchi

December 18-19 Seasonal Sparkle

June 21-30 Madama Butterfly

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SPO News

New at the Mirella Gallery!

 Opening Jan. 12 and running through Feb. 28, the new exhibit at the Mirella Cimato Gallery features acrylics by St. Petersburg’s Elaine Anagnos, and by Czech artist Miro Sedlar, who has wintered in the area since 1976.   At Opera Central, 2145 1st Avenue SouthOpening Reception: Saturday, Jan. 12, 5-9 p.m. (during the Second Saturday Art

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When KATE Met The Maestro

When Kate met the Maestro: Join us for music and fun William Shakespeare meets Cole Porter in Kiss Me, Kate, our next Mainstage production (Feb. 2-10). In the latest fun and freewheeling editions of our Maestro series, live music and performances by several of St. Pete Opera’s very best singers augment Maestro Sforzini’s introduction to

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Interview With Keith Arsenault

If you’ve seen theatre or opera in Tampa Bay, you’ve probably seen a production Keith Arsenault helped bring to life. A skilled lighting designer, set designer, theatre tech consultant and arts administrator, Keith is the resident lighting designer of the St Pete Opera, runs HCC Ybor’s beautiful Performing Arts Center, has worked as a voiceover

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