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Sokolsky on the Arts and Entertainment
A weekly program focusing on the arts and entertainment
It's another opening of another show.

And this time it is the venerable "Kiss Me Kate," now appearing at the Riverside Community Players theater.

Arts and Entertainment Editor Bob Sokolsky notes that this one is a musical that is beginning to show its age.
But most of its problems are minimized by director Patrick Brien's careful staging.

The result, Sokolsky says, is an energetic production that brings back most of the fun Cole Porter and Samuel and Bella Spewack inserted into their story of a threadbare theater company preparing to stage Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew."

A strong cast, led by Peter Romero and Kaley L. Smith, does the rest with a particular highlight coming from some well coordinated fight scene that is a highlight for both its humor and precision.
Episode Date: July 17, 2009
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