Valley Playhouse


Lend Me A Tenor

 January 8th & 9th  6 pm – 7 pm

2 E. Wolfe Street, Harrisonburg, VA

Parts for: 4 men, 4 women

Directed by J.P. Gulla

The story:  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.

Performance dates: Thursdays – Saturdays, April 19 – 21 and April 26 – 28  and Sundays, April 22 and 29 at Court Square Theater in Harrisonburg.

Scripts available in the Reserve Section at Massanutten Regional Library.

Tentative rehearsal schedule is below. Rehearsals are at 2. E. Wolfe Street, Harrisonburg

“One of two great farces by a living writer.” – The New York Times 





Tentative Rehearsal Schedule:

Monday Jan 8 Auditions 6-8

Tuesday Jan 9 Auditions 6-8
Rehearsals at 2 E Wolfe Street Harrisonburg from 6:30-9:30
Monday Jan 29 Read Thru
Tuesday Jan 30 Table Work
Wed Jan 31 Table Work
Thurs Feb 1 Work Shop
Monday Feb 5 Work Shop
Wed Feb 7 Character Work
Thurs Feb 8 Character Work
Monday Feb 12. Blocking
Wed Feb 14 Blocking
Thurs Feb 15. Blocking
Monday Feb 19 Blocking
Wed Feb 21  Blocking
Thurs Feb 22  Blocking
Monday Feb 26 Work Thru
Wednesday Fed 28 Work Thru
Thursday March 1 Work Thru
Monday March 5 Work Thru
Wednesday March 7 Work Thru Act 1
Thursday March 8 Run Act 1
Monday March 12 Work Thru
Wednesday March 14 Work Thru
Thursday March 15 Work Thru
Monday March 19 Work Thru
Wednesday March 21 Work Thru Act 2
Thursday March 22 Designers Run Thru
Monday March 26 Run Work Thru
Wednesday March 28 Run Work Thru
Thursday March 29 Run Work Thru
Monday April 2 Polish Run
Tuesday April 3 Polish Run
Wednesday April 4 Polish Run
Thursday April 5 Run Thru
Monday April 9  Run Thru
Tuesday April 10 Run Thru
Wednesday April 11 Run Thru/Load inTheater
Thursday April 12 Run Thru
Friday April 13 Run Thru
Sat April 14 Dry Tech No Actors
Sun April 15 Dry Tech No Actors
Monday April 16 Dress Rehearsal
Tuesday April 17 Dress Rehearsal
Wednesday April 18 Final Dress Benefit Show
Thursday April 19 opening show 7:30
Friday April 20 show at 7:30
Sat April 21 show at 7:30
Sunday April 22 matinee at 3
Thursday April 26 show at 7:30
Friday April 27 show at 7:30
Sat April 28 show at 7:30
Sunday April 29 matinee at 3:00. Strike at 5:30

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