The Brook Hill School will present "Shrew," a musical adaptation of William Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew," as its annual fall dinner theater show Thursday through Nov. 14.

The dinner theater at the school will include an Italian meal by Susan Gardner prepared on site and then served by students. Seating for the meal begins at 6:15 p.m. and the show will begin at 7:30 p.m.

"No theatre education is complete without a healthy dose of Shakespeare and Richard Barbie's adaptation is true enough to the original story and language of Shakespeare to give my young actors and my loyal patrons a wonderfully entertaining exposure to the Bard's masterpiece," said Ballard, who also is directing the show.

Ballard said the production will feature "realistic custom-designed sets and beautiful period costumes and audiences will "laugh at the antics of Petruchio; the buffoonery of Hortensio and Gremio; and the shrewness of Katherine," he said. "And you will also enjoy some really nice musical compositions by Barbie that are played live by student musicians."

Ballard said the performances typically sell out.

Reservations are required and can be made by going to the school's website at www.brookhill.org and selecting the "Shrew" link in the left margin of the home page. Tickets range from $20 to $50.

Premium table sponsorships are also available by calling Ballard at the school; 903-894-5000.

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