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Lend Me A Tenor – Auditions

Tuesday, February 27 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Auditions for this season’s Adult Play, Lend Me A Tenor, will be held February 27 & 28 from 5 pm-7 pm. Auditioners should prepare a 30-60 second comedic monologue and come ready to read from the script.  Those auditioning do not need to attend both nights. Performance dates are April 12-14, 2024

Show Synopsis: World-renowned tenor Tito Merelli has signed on to play Otello at a Cleveland opera company in the fall of 1934. He arrives late and, through a set of crazy circumstances, passes out after mixing wine with a huge dose of tranquilizers. Believing that the divo is dead, the excitable opera manager taps his hapless assistant, an aspiring singer named Max, to suit up as the Moor and replace Merelli. Meanwhile, the tenor’s jealous wife, his ambitious female co-star, Max’s young girlfriend and the flirtatious head of the opera guild are on the scene fighting—sometimes literally—for the star’s attention.


Character Descriptions:
Max: Assistant to Saunders, early 30s
Maggie: Max’s girlfriend, mid 20s, pretty, quirky, dresses to impress
Saunders: Maggie’s father, Manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, mid 50s, authoritarian
Tito Merelli: A world famous tenor, imposing, Italian
Maria: Tito’s wife, Sophia Loren type, proud, excitable
Diana: A soprano, mid 30s, beautiful, sexy
Julia: Chairman on the Opera Guild, 60s


Tuesday, February 27
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm