By Thomas Horn, Guest Writer

Viewers enthusiastically cheered and laughed at the student preview of “Kiss Me, Kate” in the Karen Hille Phillips Center for the Performing Arts last Friday.

Almost every seat in the Phillips Center was full. As the lights began to dim, silence swarmed the room and the first act left the audience wanting more. Laughter and smiles were visible all across the room.

“The crowd loved the play. There was so much applause,” first-year Will Radford said. “There was a lot of energy in the room.”

Every scene had a humorous feel — there wasn’t one scene where people didn’t laugh.

“I would definitely recommend this play to others,” first-year Sam Van Roon said. “The cast pulled it off, and I’m very impressed.”

At the end of the performance, the cast members received a standing ovation. Everyone in the audience was on their feet. Cheering and clapping came from the crowd and the entire Phillips Center had a positive vibe.

“Kiss Me, Kate” will be performed again at 7:30 p.m. tonight and Saturday.  A matinee will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. ◼︎

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