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Lend Me a Tenor


By: Ken Ludwig
Performances: Feb. 19 - Mar 7, 2010

This night in September of 1934 is the biggest in the history of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company world famous tenor Tito Morelli is to perform Otello, his greatest role, at the gala season opener. Saunders, the General Manager, hopes this will put Cleveland on the operatic map. Morelli is late; when he finally sweeps in it is too late to rehearse with the company. Through a hilarious series of mishaps, Il Stupendo is given a double dose of tranquilizers which mix with the booze he has consumed and he passes out. His pulse is so low that Saunders and his assistant Max believe he is dead. What to do? Max is an aspiring singer and Saunders persuades him to get into Morelli's Otello costume and try to fool the audience into thinking he's Il Stupendo. Max succeeds admirably, but Morelli comes to and gets into his other costume. Now two Otellos are running around in costume and two women are also running around, each thinking she is with Il Stupendo! A sensation on Broadway and in London's West End, Lend Me a Tenor is guaranteed to leave you teary eyed with laughter.

Performences of Lend Me a Tenor will be:
Feb. 19, 20, 26, 27 Mar. 5, 6 at 8:00 pm
Feb. 28 & Mar. 7 at 2:00 pm

Max Garber| Mike Anderson|
Maggie Saunders| Giny Mendez|
Henry Saunders| Wayne Krennerich|
Tito Merelli| Harold E. Wood|
Maria Merelli| Catherine Anderson|
Bellhop| Tommy Hunter|
Diana Bateman| Amy Sowers|
Julia Leverette| Carolyn Corsano Wong
Producer| Mike Goode|
Director| Manny Cafeo|
Tech Director| Jim Bingham|
Assistant Director| Gerald Livingston|
Stage Manager| Molly Goode|
Assistant Stage Manager| Mackenzie Goode|
Set Design| Greg Kelly|
Set Dresser| Susan Burge Gilcrease|
Sound Design| Mike Anderson|
Sound Engineer| Nick Barfield|
Light Design| Roger Ormiston|
Light Engineer| Steven Wong|
Frount of House| Sarah Roberts|
Dialect Coach| Courtney Young|
Sponsers| |
Producer| TSF Inc.|
Director| Mike & Molly Goode|
Director| Jim & Angela Graves|
Stage Manager| Karen & Mike Olson|
Actor| Dr. Bruce & Mimi Bastian