Auditions for LEND ME A TENOR will be held at the playhouse Tuesday & Thursday.
June 9th & 11th at 7:00pm
Auditioneers will be reading from the script
Lend Me A Tenor is set in September 1934. 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. His pulse is so low that Saunders and his assistant Max believe he’s dead. 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. It was directed on Broadway by Jerry Zaks, and in London by David Gilmore.
CASTING 4m, 4f
CASTING ATTRIBUTESEnsemble cast, Non-Traditional casting, Multicultural casting, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle), Parts for Senior Actors
MAX – assistant to Saunders
MAGGIE – Max’s girlfriend
SAUNDERS – Maggie’s father, General Manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company
TITO MERELLI – a world-famous tenor, known also to his fans as Il Stupendo
MARIA – Tito’s wife
BELLHOP – a bellhop
DIANA – a soprano
JULIA – Chairman of the Opera Guild
LEND ME A TENOR runs for seven performances beginning August 13th.