April 17 – May 9 |
Matinee April 25
Valid for performances on April 17, 18, 20, 24, and 25.
Coupon must be presented at the box office to receive discount.
Winner of 3 Tony Awards and 4 Drama Desk Awards, Lend Me A Tenor is set in 1934. Saunders, the general manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company (played by Vondel Hathaway), is primed to welcome world famous, Tito Merelli, the greatest tenor of his generation, (played by Troy J. Hone) 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 (played by Brack Carmony) believe he’s dead. In a frantic attempt to salvage the evening, Saunders persuades Max to get into Tito’s Otello costume and fool the audience into thinking he’s Tito. Max succeeds admirably, but Tito 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, each thinking she is with Tito. This madcap, screwball comedy will leave you teary-eyed with laughter.