Past Production
Lend Me a Tenor

Lend Me a Tenor
by Ken Ludwig
Directed by Gail Bernardi
Produced by Susan Goldman Weisbarth
July 12 – August 17, 2013
On a historic night at the Cleveland Opera Company, world famous tenor Tito Merelli is set to perform Otello. Through a series of mishaps, misunderstandings and mistaken identities, Tito receives a double dose of tranquilizers causing the House Manager and his timid assistant to believe he is dead and setting off a chain reaction of slapstick and hilarious escapades. A fun and laugh filled evening!


Played by
Max ············ Matt Landig
Maggie ············ Samantha Barrios
Saunders ············ Harold Dershimer
Tito Merelli ············ Scot Renfro
Maria ············ Maria Pavone
Bellhop ············ Michael Willens
Diana ············ Rachel Boller
Julia ············ Susan Goldman Weisbarth


Saunders welcomes Maria and Tito to their suite.
“I told you I would be here,” Diana teases Tito.
“Do you hear anything,” Maggie asks Julia as the Bellhop strains to hear too!
Tito bemoans his wife's “Jealousy! Jealousy! Jealousy!”
Diana flirts with Max, asking him “Has anyone ever told you how cute you are?”
Max asks Maggie, “Do you hear bells?”
Tito tells Max, “You gotta relax.”
Saunders tells Max to “Give me that phone!”
“How do I look,” Julia asks Saunders.
Help! I’m getting wrinkled!
The cast of Lend Me a Tenor
“Do you understand, Max? Keep Tito safe.”
Max pleads with Tito, “Don't go in there!”
Tito attempts to explain his recent behavior to his wife, Maria.
Tito teaches Max the proper way to sing opera.
Diana makes quite an impression on Max.
Saunders and Max are shocked when they find an unresponsive Tito.
“You can do this, Max!”
Diana invites herself into Tito's hotel room after the Gala.
Two rooms, two tenors, too much confusion!
Poor Max gets blamed for something he did not do.
Maria returns to find two women in her husband's hotel room.
Photos by Shari Barrett

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