Lend Me a Tenor
It’s September of 1934, in a hotel suite in Cleveland, Ohio. Saunders, the general manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, is primed to welcome world famous, Tito Morelli, Il Stupendo, the greatest tenor of his generation, to appear for one night only as Otello. The star arrives late and, through a hilarious series of mishaps, is given a double dose of tranquilizers and passes out. In a frantic attempt to salvage the evening, Saunders persuades Max to get into Morelli’s Otello costume and fool the audience into thinking he’s Il Stupendo. Max succeeds admirably, but Morelli comes to and gets into his other costume ready to perform. Now two Otellos are running around in costume and two women are running around in lingerie, each thinking she is with Il Stupendo. A sensation on Broadway and in London’s West End, this madcap, screwball comedy is guaranteed to leave audiences teary-eyed with laughter.
Directed by: Jack Mann
Starring: Tyler Spindler, Katie Raulerson, Barry Austin, Nick Crawford, Talia Pepke, David Strickland, Addison Garner, and Suzanne Mann
April 21 – May 1, 2016
Thursdays – Saturdays at 7:30 PM
Sundays at 2:30 PM
Tickets: $30 Center, $25 L & R, $15 Student