FMHS Theatre presents Lend Me a Tenor
Lend Me a Tenor by Ken Ludwig 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, 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. Some content may not be suitable for young children.
Dates and times:
October 12 - 14, 7:00 p.m.
Tickets cost $8 for students and $10 for adults
Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.fmhstheatre.net/ or at the door.
Names of main characters of production and students performing those roles:
MAX - Casey Kassal
MAGGIE - Grace Haney & Jill Risberg
SAUNDERS - Ben Pretzer & Mitch Wootton
TITO MERELLI - Matthew Black
MARIA - Nicolle Cooper & Lena Brazzini
BELLHOP - Brandon Summers
DIANA - Piper Watkins & Morgan Schramm
JULIA - Taylor Maimone & Audrey Stehsel