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Kiss Me Kate

Sadly, BSC Theatre announces the postponement of our spring musical, Kiss Me Kate, to a later date to be determined as the situation evolves. We have been watching the unfolding COVID-19 outbreak with great concern for the safety of our students, community actors, and patrons, and we believe this choice is in the best interest of our community. Patrons who have already purchased tickets will have their tickets honored for any rescheduled performance date for Kiss Me Kate, or they may have a voucher applied to their account for a future performance in BSC Theatre’s 2020-2021 production season, or they may request a refund of the cost of their purchase.

We are immediately suspending ticket sales via and the Campus Information Center box office until new performance dates can be announced.

Patrons may stay up-to-date with production date changes at our BSC Theatre Facebook page and those with questions or concerns about their tickets may contact

We appreciate your understanding of our decision making process during this unprecedented time.

Kiss Me Kate
Music and lyrics by Cole Porter
Book by Bella and Samuel Spewack
*Performances TBD

Bismarck State College Theatre is proud to present our annual musical: a golden age classic, and perhaps Cole Porter’s greatest Broadway work ever… Kiss Me, Kate!
Passions run high as leading lady Lilli Vanessi and her ex-husband, actor/director Fred Graham, battle onstage and off in a production of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew. With romance, comedy, sophistication, and behind-the-scenes high jinks, KISS ME, KATE combines the irreverent humor of two brilliant writers: Cole Porter and William Shakespeare. Musical numbers include “So In Love,” “Wunderbar,” “Tom, Dick or Harry,” “Too Darn Hot,” “Brush Up Your Shakespeare,” “I Hate Men,” “Always True to You (In My Fashion)” and “Another Op’nin, Another Show.”

Short Play Festival 2020

Presented by Bismarck State College Theatre and the BSC Drama Club
May 6th – 7th at 3:30 & 7:30 PM
Sidney J Lee Auditorium
Bismarck State College Theatre is proud to bring the Short Play Festival back to the Sidney J Lee Auditorium stage. The Short Play Festival 2020 is Bismarck’s edgiest and most exciting theatre event, featuring ten-minute plays selected, cast, rehearsed, directed, and performed entirely by students and community members!
Admission to the Short Play Festival is part of ArtsQuest, and is always free.

Ticketing Information

Unless otherwise noted, tickets for all shows are $5.00 for BSC students with a valid ID at the Box Office, $10 for BSC Faculty and Staff, $12 for members of the public in advance, and $15 for members of the public at the door. Tickets can be purchased by visiting the Campus Information Center in the Student Union during normal business hours, by calling 701-224-5677.

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