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Lend Me A Tenor

by Ken Ludwig

June 16 through June 26 at the Norway Grange
Show sponsor: Grover Gundrilling

Directed by Tom Littlefield.

World famous tenor Tito Merelli is to perform Otello, his greatest role, at the gala season opener of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company.

But Merelli is nowhere to be found; when he finally arrives drunk, it is too late for any rehearsal. Drunk and sedated, “Il Stupendo” passes out. What to do? General manager Saunders coaxes his assistant Max into Merelli’s costume, intending to fool the audience with this fake “Il Stupendo.” Nervous amateur Max succeeds admirably, but Merelli revives and dresses for his second act. With two Otellos now in costume and two women en dishabille, each thinking she is with “Il Stupendo,” the farce spins out of control onstage and off.

Lend Me a Tenor cast photo
Max, assistant to Saunders Shane Miclon
Maggie, Max's girlfriend Alyssa Wyman
Saunders, Maggie's father, general manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company Vin Brown
Tito Merelli, a world-famous tenor, known to his fans as Il Stupendo Tom Ferent
Maria, Tito's wife Rachael Leighton
Bellhop, a bellhop Brandon Sukeforth
Diana, a soprano Leah Haney
Julia, chairman of the Opera Guild Alison Whitney
Production Staff
Producers Connie Allen and Kathy Davis
Director Tom Littlefield
Stage manager Shelly Shibles
Assistant stage manager Aaron Louque
Set construction and decoration Tom Littlefield and Claire Sessions
Costumer Judi Foster
Lighting design Norman Hutchins, Jr.
Lights Jared Jacobs and Norman Hutchins, Jr.
House manager Terry Cole
Poster, program, tickets Jenny Adams
Photography Ethan McNerney

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