Auditions for Lend Me a Tenor
A hilarious comedy/farce by Ken Ludwig
on Saturday, May 11 from 11am-4pm
and Sunday, May 12 2013 from 6-9pm
at the Westchester Playhouse
Kentwood Players will hold auditions for the 1989 Tony Award-winning comedy/farce LEND ME A TENOR by Ken Ludwig
on Saturday, May 11, 2013 from 11am to 4pm and Sunday, May 12 from 6pm to 9pm
with callbacks on Monday, March 13 from 7:00pm to 9:30pm
at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Westchester, CA 90045.
Production dates are July 12 to August 17, 2013 for a six-week run on Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm with Sunday matinees at 2pm.
The production is directed by Gail Bernardi and produced by Susan Goldman Weisbarth by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
Lend Me a Tenor is a hilarious comedy/farce taking place in a Cleveland, Ohio hotel suite in 1934. The Cleveland Opera Company has booked the renowned tenor Tito Merelli, known to his fans as “Il Stupendo,” to sing the lead in Otello at their gala fundraiser. Unfortunately, even before the star leaves his hotel room, everything begins to unravel. Chaos ensues when Merelli’s wife, who has mistaken an autograph-seeker hidden in his closet for a secret lover, leaves him and the distraught tenor accidentally is given a double dose of tranquilizers to calm him and passes out. Saunders, the opera company’s General Manager, is determined that the show will go on, so he asks his assistant Max to impersonate the opera star. What follows is a chain-reaction of mistaken identity, plot twists, farcical double entendres, innuendos, and constant entrances and exits through many doors leading from one comical situation to another!
Please come to the auditions prepared with headshot and resume. Script sides will be provided at the auditions. No advance appointment required. Rehearsal schedule will be posted in the lobby during the audition period, so please bring your calendar to list scheduling conflicts. For further information or a copy of the script, please contact producer Susan Goldman Weisbarth at email@example.com
Cast Breakdown for Lend Me a Tenor
- 30-35, assistant to Saunders (be open to learning a portion of an operatic aria to be sung for only a moment)
- 20’s, Max’s girlfriend
- 55-65, Maggie’s father, General Manager of the Cleveland Opera Company
- Tito Merelli
- 45-55, a world famous tenor, known to his fan as "Il Stupendo" (be open to learning a portion of an operatic aria to be sung for only a moment)
- 45-55, Tito’s wife
- 30-50 (be open to learning a portion of operatic aria to be sung for only a moment)
- 55-65, Chairman of the Opera Guild
- 30-49, a soprano
Tito and Maria must be able to do an Italian dialect.
To meet the LEND ME A TENOR production team and learn more about Kentwood Players, the public is invited to attend our general membership meetings, which are free and held on the third Wednesday of each month at
7:30 pm at the Westchester Playhouse located two blocks west of the San Diego Freeway and two blocks north of Manchester at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Westchester, CA 90045.