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The Taming of the Shrew

"Go for the laughs. It'll be a long time before you see a ballet this funny again."
- Houston Chronicle


With her independent spirit and tempestuous nature, Katherina is anything but the obedient bride of Petruchio's dreams. Their marriage is a battle of the sexes, a lively clash of wills and personalities. In his Taming of the Shrew, John Cranko has created a fun and dazzling display of moods, virtuoso dancing and vivid characterization. More than any other ballet, The Taming of the Shrew pays tribute to the brilliance and wit for which Shakespeare is known.

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7:30 PM on June 11, 13, 19, 20, 2015
2:00 PM on June 14, 20, 21, 2015

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Music: Kurt-Heinz Stolze (1926-1970),
after Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)
Choreography: John Cranko
Costume Design and Scenic Designs by: Susan Benson
Lighting:Steen Bjarke

Age Recommendation: at least 5 years of age

This performance lasts approximately two hours and thirty minutes.

There will be one intermission lasting twenty minutes.

Performance in the Brown Theater at Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas Street at Smith Street.


Ballet: The Taming of the Shrew
Dancers: Artists of Houston Ballet
Photo by: Amitava Sarkar