Since 1923, Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre has proudly fulfilled our mission to offer theatrical productions and various community services which educate, entertain and broaden the creative experiences of our audiences, as well as our participants and contributors. As part of that goal, we provide training opportunities for people of all ages to develop their unique talents. As a community theatre, Little Theatre is open to all residents of Northeastern Pennsylvania and invites their participation in fulfilling our mission.


Kiss Me, Kate

Kiss Me, Kate is the musical within a musical, with music and lyrics by Cole Porter. Inspired by The Taming of the Shrew, it tells the tale of musical theater actors, Fred Graham and Lilli Vanessi, who were once married and who are now performing opposite each other in the roles of Petruchio and Katherine in a Broadwa...y-bound musical version of William Shakespeare's play. Already on poor terms, the pair begin an all-out emotional war mid-performance that threatens the production's success. The only thing keeping the show together is threats from a pair of gangsters, who have come to collect a gambling debt from the show's Lucentio, Bill Calhoun. In classic musical comedy fashion, slapstick madness ensues before everything is resolved.


Fred Graham/Petruchio - Seth Brandreth
Lili Vanessi/Katherina - Dawn Winarski
Bill Calhoun/Luchentio - Matthew Buckman
Lois Lane/Bianca - Marikate Sullivan
First Gangster - Scott Colin
2nd Gangster - George Spelvin
Hattie - Deirdre Lynch
Paul - Adam Moore
Harry Trevor/Baptista - Chas Beleski
General Harrison Howell - Walter S. Mitchell Jr.
Ralph,the Stage Manager - Darren Moore
Pops,the Stage Doorman - Jeff Smith
Gremio/Flynt - Adam Ercolani
Hortensio - Christian Clinton
Wardrobe Lady - Wendi Newell
Haberdasher/Dancer - Madison Bradley
Cabbie/Dancer - Sean Bromiley
Ralph's assistant/Ensemble - Kaylah Hodgins
Dancers: Becky Phillips, Keira Gross



Director - Paul Winarski
Music Director - Brenda Welliver Nighbert
Lighting Designer & Sound Designer - Kevin Holbert
Choreographer - Michael Marone
Technical Director - Michael Marone
Costumer - TBA




Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre is pleased to announce our 91st season!

- September 7th, 8th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 2013

NATIONAL PASTIME - October 25th, 26th, 27th, 31st, 2013 and November 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 2013

DECADE OF EXCELLENCE: A Holiday Revue - December 7th, 2013

ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST -January 11th, 12th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 2014

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS - March 15th, 16th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 2014

KISS ME KATE - May 10th, 11th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 2014

Student Production - Suessical Jr. - June 20th, 21st, 22nd, 2014

*All shows subject to availability. For more information, please call 570.823.1875 for more information.



9/7, 9/13 & 9/14 at 8 pm
9/8 & 9/15 at 3 pm

National Pasttime
10/25, 10/26, 10/31, 11/1, 11/2, 11/7, 11/8 & 11/9 at 8 pm
10/27, 11/3, 11/10 at 3 pm

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
1/11, 1/17 & 1/18 at 8 pm
1/12 & 1/19 at 3 pm

Little Shop Of Horrors
3/15, 3/21 & 3/22 at 8 pm
3/16 & 3/23 at 3 pm
Kiss Me, Kate
5/10, 5/16, 5/17 at 8 pm
5/11 & 5/18 at 3 pm
Tickets $18.00
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Tickets $18.00
Tickets $18.00
All Shows are Subject to Availability

Little Theatre is proud to announce
our upcoming 91st season

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Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre
537 North Main Street - Wilkes-Barre PA 18705
(570) 823-1875

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18703-0001