Lend Me A Tenor

by Ken Ludwig

AUDITIONS: Monday, November 12 and Tuesday, November 13, 2018

PRODUCTION DATES: January 11-13, 18-20, and 25-27, 2019

Produced in Cooperation with Samuel French, Inc.

The Play

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 Othello. 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 Othello costume and makeup 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 Othellos are running around in identical costumes and makeup and two women are running around in lingerie, each thinking she is with Il Stupendo. This is a madcap, screwball comedy, complete with mistaken identities and slamming doors, guaranteed to leave audiences teary-eyed with laughter.

The Crew

Producers: Kristen Campbell and Richard Moore
Director: Karen Pritchard
Assistant Director: Karen Prusiewicz
Vocal Coach:Paul Woodlin
Stage Manager: Patrick Davidson
Set Design: Karen Pritchard and Karen Prusiewicz
Lights & Sound: Chris Boudreau and Stan Guarnelo
Set Construction & Painting: Jeff Bartos, Chris Boudreau, Denise Ciotti, Tina Ferrara, Alice James, David James, Deb Kales, Richard Moore, John Sczomak, and David Wood
Hair & Makeup: Julie Ballantyne Brown and Sebastian Adams
Costumes: Diane Kaplan, Karen Drugacz, Mary Calder, and Inez Hernandez
Properties: Rebecca Hermen, Kristen Campbell, and Richard Moore
Publicity: Brian Townsend, Kori Bielaniec, Mike Moseley, Melissa Foster, Tom Sparrow, Jennifer Deckert, Stan Guarnelo, Sue Suchyta, and Kris Wright
Social Media: Kori Bielaniec
Website: Tom Sparrow
Postcard Mailing: Alice James, Amy Jones, Justine Moore, Sebastian Adams, Adam Lynch, Kristen Campbell, Mike Moseley, Jennifer Deckert, Blake Deckert, Mark Maccognone, Neyani Maccognone, Tina Ferrara, and Chris Martin
Programs: Carissa Lokken, Nancy Valentini, Scott Ricer, Brian Townsend, Richard Moore, Megan Lizbinski, Anna Dewey, and Julie Ballantyne Brown
Tickets: Tracey Boudreau and Julie Sparrow
AfterGlow: Tim Carney assisted by Guild members
Cast & Crew: Tim Carney assisted by Guild members
50/50 & Intermission: Lois Sczomak and members of the Ways and Means Committee
Ushers: Matt Ripper, Steve Gautreau, and Guild members
Original Cover Artwork: Brian Townsend

The Cast


TITO: Greg Phillip Viscomi

SAUNDERS: William E. McCloskey

MAX: Damon Williams

THE BELLHOP: Chris Martin


MAGGIE: Julie Ballantyne Brown

DIANA: Jazzmin Sharara

MARIA: Kori Elizabeth Bielaniec

JULIA: Sue DeLosier

See Show Photos by and Courtesy of Jennifer Deckert