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Lend Me a Tenor

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Written by Ken Ludwig

 

Winner! 3 Tony Awards and 4 Drama Desk Awards 

“An accelerating snowball of laughter with the class and charm of a Kaufman and Hart comedy plus all the door-slamming hilarity of a Marx Brothers’ classic .

-Jim Helsinger, PA Shakespeare Festival

 

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. 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. Thus, the real fun begins. . .

 

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.

 

August 2015

Directed by ’Rico Vásquez

 

 

Don’t Miss Your Chance – Last Weekend to See “Lend Me a Tenor”

Don’t Miss Your Chance – Last Weekend to See “Lend Me a Tenor”

Today begins the final weekend of performances of OCP’s season opener: Lend Me a Tenor. Get your tickets here. 

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The Record reviews OCP’s Lend Me A Tenor

The Record reviews OCP’s Lend Me A Tenor

See the full article here.  The season opener of the Orange Community Players hits the stage Aug. 13. It is a madcap comedy set in 1934. Tito Morelli, IL Stupendo, the great Italian tenor is making an appearance at the Cleveland Grand Opera Company. Saunders, the opera company manager is nervously awaiting the arrival of […]

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OCP’s ‘Lend Me a Tenor’ is laugh-out loud fun from start to finish

OCP’s ‘Lend Me a Tenor’ is laugh-out loud fun from start to finish

  View the full article here.  The Orange Community Players’ newest production, “Lend Me A Tenor,” hits all the right notes. The play, by Ken Ludwig, has been on Broadway off and on since the 80’s and has had nine Tony Award nominations. You can call it slapstick, a farce, or just plain funny. Whatever, […]

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DIRECTORIAL DEBUT A HIT FOR OCP’S LEND ME A TENOR

DIRECTORIAL DEBUT A HIT FOR OCP’S LEND ME A TENOR

View the full article here.  ‘Rico Vasquez, in his directorial debut, has a hit on his hands with “Lend Me a Tenor,” in my opinion. “It was hard,” said Vasquez, about directing and acting in one of the starring role in the same production. “I’m asleep most of the time.” Vasquez said the main difficulty […]

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OCP’s season opening event begins Thursday: Lend Me a Tenor

OCP’s season opening event begins Thursday: Lend Me a Tenor

Check out the full article here. August has arrived and that means the debut performance of the new OCP season is right around the corner. The Orange Community Players announced its 58th season earlier this summer and the season begins at 7:37 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 13 with the production, “Lend Me a Tenor,” which is […]

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OCP OPENS THEATRE SEASON WITH “LEND ME A TENOR” – AUG 13

OCP OPENS THEATRE SEASON WITH “LEND ME A TENOR” – AUG 13

View the article here.  The season opener of the Orange Community Players, Inc. production of “Lend Me a Tenor” hits the stage Aug. 13, 2015. This madcap comedy directed by ‘Rico Vasquez, set in 1934, starts its seven-day run next week on Thursday. Tito Morelli, IL Stupendo, the great Italian tenor is making an appearance […]

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