Friday, May 07, 2004

Taming of the Shrew
Another positive review for the North Shore Kiss Me Kate: Matching her intensity is the rakish masculinity of the strikingly handsome Dvorsky as ex-husband, star and director Fred Graham. Dvorsky portrays Petruchio with increasing vigor and ferocious physical manhandling as he attempts to fend off the onstage blows of his infuriated co-star. Dvorsky matches deBenedet's terrific timing, creating a believable rampage of conflicting emotions and delicious physical revenge, or as Shakespeare puts it, "For I am rough and woo not like a babe." His melodious baritone is a perfect foil to her powerful soprano as the sophisticated pair delivers one great Cole Porter hit song after another."


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