LEND ME A TENOR

 

Performance dates:
Saturday, June 1st and 8th
at 2pm and 7pm
 
Venue:
John Lees Centre, 15 Evan Street, Penrith
 
To book your ticket, please go to:
www.trybooking.com/465731
www.visitpenrith.com.au/events/performances/lend-me-a-tenor
Written by Ken Lugwig
Directed by Anthony Brown
SYNOPSIS
Lend Me a Tenor is a comedy by Ken Ludwig. The play was produced on both the West End and Broadway. It received nine Tony Award nominations and won for Best Actor and Best Director. A Broadway revival opened in 2010. Lend Me a Tenor has been translated into sixteen languages and produced in twenty-five countries.
 
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 Merelli, 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 Merelli's Otello costume and fool the audience into thinking he's Il Stupendo. Max succeeds admirably, but Merelli 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.

CAST
Saunders --- Mark Power    
Max --- Richard Tonkin    
Maggie --- Jessica Lawrence   
Tito Merelli --- Jeffrey Brocktoff
Maria, Tito's wife --- Marina Rowe   
Julia --- Jenny Vanderlem  
Diana --- Jess Hanlon  
Bellhop --- Paul Rye   
Radio Voice --- Jack Brown 
CREATIVES
Director, Set Design, Photographer, Lighting Design --- Anthony Brown
Sound Design, Publicity, Props & Sound / Lighting Operator --- Anthony Brown       
Costume Design / Coordination --- Milunka Holland
Set Design / Lighting Design / Projection Designer / Operator --- Jessica Hanlon
Stage Manager / Flyer Designer --- Jessica Hanlon  
Assistant Stage Manager --- Jack Brown
Set Construction --- Christopher Hałasa  
Make Up & Hair Design --- Ashleigh Kohler
Program Designer --- Luke Tuite
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