Lend Me a Tenor—your dose of laughter
Directed by Jennifer Gimzewski
Friday, Jan. 23 through Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015
Sponsored by FXG Construction
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 Merelli, 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 asks Max to do the unthinkable. This is the beginning of a series of uproarious events that will keep you laughing all evening. Lend Me a Tenor won three Tony Awards and four Drama Desk Awards. Yes, it’s that funny! 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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