Lend Me A Tenor

January 2015

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.

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Henry Saunders – Jim Magnarelli
Max – Vincent J. Randazzo
Maggie Saunders – Katie DeFerio
Tito Merelli – Zach Siracuse
Maria – Susanna Carey
Diana– Natalie Wilson
Julia – Marcia Mele
The Bellhop – Ty Marshal

Creative Team

Director – Dustin M. Czarny
Stage Manager – Sarah Anson Rauscher
Asst. Stage Manager – Sara Harrington