Katrina, The Shrew

Katrina, The Shrew presents a powerful anti-bullying lesson.

Plot Summary

Mr. and Mrs. Baptista have two daughters who attend Padua School of Arts. They know their younger daughter, Bianca, to be beloved and kind, and they know their older daughter, Katrina, to be a loathsome bully. Katrina has an awful reputation and terrorizes everyone at school. In an attempt to rectify matters, Mrs. Baptista decides Bianca will not be allowed to participate in any activities unless Katrina is also invited. Mrs. Baptista restricts Bianca to attending classes and seeing tutors.

"Katrina, The Shrew"

“Katrina, The Shrew”

But no one is willing to do anything at all with Katrina! The students are deeply affected by Bianca’s resulting absence. Gina, Giada, and Horace conspire to find someone to befriend Katrina so that Bianca can be free again to socialize. They are keen to have Bianca join the school choir, for instance. Horace has a special interest in helping Bianca: he hopes to date her.

Two new students arrive at Padua School of Arts: Lucas, and his sister Tania. Like Horace, Lucas is smitten by Bianca’s beauty. Remembering that Bianca is allowed to see only her tutors, Lucas and Horace decide to disguise themselves so that they may spend time with Bianca and court her.

"Raising Girls"

“Raising Girls”

Meanwhile, two other new students arrive at the school: close friends Patricia and Grace. They decide to establish a debate society, and quickly make it their mission to tame “Katrina, The Shrew.”

Song Listing

“Katrina, the Shrew”
“She Cannot Be the Girl For You”
“Padua School of Arts”
“That’s the Way to Deal With a Shrew”
“Katrina, the Shrew” (reprise)
“Raising Girls”
“I Still Wanna Be Your Friend”
“Katrina, the Shrew” (reprise)
“Bianca!”
“Katrina, the Shrew” (reprise)
“Katrina, the Shrew” (reprise)
“On This Day of Days”
“You Must Treat Others…”

"Bianca!"

“Bianca!”

Characters

in order of appearance
Alistair
Albert
Allison
Lucas
Tania
Mr. Baptista
Mrs. Baptista
Katrina
Horace
Delia
Diana
Dina
Bianca
Giada
Gina
Patricia
Grace
Tina
Jenny
Jeanette
Julie
Joni
Jill
Jackie
Janet
Jasper
Jake
Hannah
Hallie
Haley
Holly
Curtis
Lilah
Lola
Lena
Lana
Choir Director

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