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