Following a very successful run of Count Dracula inside The Kelsey Theatre, Maurer Productions OnStage have announced their extremely talented cast of Lend Me a Tenor, which is the next show the busy company will be producing.
Lend Me a Tenor is a comedy by Ken Ludwig. The play 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 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 persuades Max to get into Morelli’s Otello costume 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 Otellos are running around in costume and two women are running around in lingerie, each thinking she is with Il Stupendo.
A sensation on Broadway and in London’s West End, this madcap, screwball comedy is guaranteed to leave audiences teary-eyed with laughter.
Let’s meet the cast!
- ANDREW TIMMES — Max
- ALYSIA TOSCANO — Maggie
- PETER BISGAIER — Saunders
- ROMAN SOHOR — Tito
- STEPHANIE ZIMMERMAN — Maria
- MATTHEW CASSIDY — Bellhop
- MARIA AROMANDO — Diana
- LAURIE HARDY — Julia
The show is set to be directed by John M. Maurer, who also directed Count Dracula earlier this season. The show is stage managed by Diana Maurer with costume design by Anthony Remer, lighting design by M. Kitty Getlik, and scenic design by Amy Bessellieu.
The show is set to open inside The Kelsey Theatre on February 20, 2015 and run through March 1, 2015