Lend Me a Tenor (2012)

Lend Me a Tenor

Written by: Ken Ludwig

Directed by: Doug Pusateri

Synopsis

This night in September 1934 is the biggest in the history of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company. World famous tenor Tito Morelli is to perform Otello, his greatest role, at the gala season opener. Saunders, the General Manager, hopes this will put Cleveland on the operatic map. Through a hilarious series of mishaps, Il Stupendo (Morelli) is given a double dose of tranquilizers, which mix with the booze he has consumed and he passes out. Believing Merelli to be dead, Saunders persuades his assistant Max to get into Morelli’s Othello costume and try to fool the audience into thinking he is Il Stupendo. Max succeeds admirably, but Morelli comes to and gets into his other costume. Now two Otello’s are running around in costume and two women are running around in lingerie, each thinking they are with Il Stupendo. Chaos ensues when Morelli’s wife mistakes an autograph seeker as a secret lover.

Cast:
Maggie:               Judy Christiansen
Mr. Saunders  Clyde Morrison
Tito                       Bill Kane
Maria                   Linda Morrison
Max                       Bill Gibney
Dianna                Susan Liberty
Bellman               Lee Henry
Julia                      Kassie Walters

 

 

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