Lend Me a Tenor

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


Max – Kevin A. Heling

Maggie – Diane Sciarra

Sounders – Harold C. Lang

Tito – Richard Schneider

Marcia – Ellen Luebke

Bellhop – Matthew J. Kaesermann

Diana – Janice Robichaud

Julia – Lorraine Selinski

Production Staff

Director: Ralph Maffongelli

Vocal Director: Wayne Wildman

Set & Costume Design: Marty Kooi

Stage Manager: Jean Deltgen Enking

Light Design: Don Zastrow

Master Electrician: Craig Burkhardt

Sound Design: Gregory M. Blindauer, Todd Jaeger

Properties: Rita Lang

Set Dresser: Steve Krause

Make-Up Design: Pamela Rutherford

Master Carpenter: Dave Krause

Paint Master: Nancy Ott

Cover Art: Bev Nowicki