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.

Cast/Characters

Max – Craig Peaslee

Maggie – Kat Moungey

Saunders – Jeff Kelm

Tito – Michael A. Eberhardy

Maria – Tamara Richelle Pool

Bellhop – Jim Jacques

Diana – Linda L. Brauer

Julia – Lorraine Selinski

Production Staff

Director: Ralph Maffongelli

Vocal Coach: Janice Westphal

Stage Manager: Shari Roehl

Set Design: Dustin L. Uhl

Costume Design: Nancy Klein, Jan Wilkinson

Light Design: Rick Klein

Sound Design:Dick Pool, Scott A. Heck

Properties: Jackie Blindauer, Nan Gibson

Make-Up Design: Rachel Elizabeth, Christy Zimmermann

Master Carpenter: Lee J. Schneider

Paint Master: Peter Moody