2505 South Highway 89 - Perry, Utah
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(435) 723-8392


 


 

Directed by Jacob Thompson

Dates

Wednesday, February 4
Thursday, February 5

Callbacks, if needed, will be scheduled afterward.

Instructions

Please be prepared to audition with a cold reading.

Bring a completed audition form and headshot.

Synopsis

"Lend Me A Tenor" is a door-slamming, dress-dropping farce with mistaken identities, mischievous misunderstandings and compromising positions.
It is the biggest night in the history of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, and world-famous Italian tenor Signor Tito Merelli will be their guest artist in "Otello," highlight of the company's most important fundraiser for the 1934 season.
But Tito's troubled life, his hot-headed wife, and a "Dear John" letter mistaken as Tito's suicide note sends everybody's head swimming. No Tito, no $50,000 in ticket sales. Find the dead singer!
Meanwhile, Max -- opera singer wanna-be -- is coerced into impersonating the Italian great to save the show. In costume, wig and make-up, he's is a dead ringer for the dead singer. And then it happens. Tito Merelli wakes up from his apparent one-too-many-sedatives, refreshed and ready for the spotlight!
Toss in a belligerent bellhop, a steamy soprano and a flamboyant opera director, and "Lend Me a Tenor" turns a rib-tickling romp of who kissed who into giggles and gasps of it was you

 Cast of Characters

Saunders | 50-ish
Imagine Dr. Frasier Crane as the head of an opera company. Now imagine that Lucciano Pavarotti has agreed to appear there for a benefit performance. Now imagine that everything, but everything goes wrong.

Max | 30-ish
If George Costanza and Woody Allen became as one, Max would be born. A ner-do-well nerd who dearly loves Maggie, dearly loves opera, and desparately longs for courage. He works under Saunders, literally.

Maggie | 20-something
She's the vapid daughter of the opera company manager, Saunders, and so she's a bit spoiled.
"Tito Merelli is heaven, Max, and I want to go to heaven."

Tito Merelli | 40-something
He's a life-loving, over-indulgent world-class tenor with a passion for food, wine, women, and especially opera. And women. And women.

Maria | Tito's wife, 39-ish
A moody, hot-blooded, hot-tempered Italian who's a little bit like Sophia Loren. She's a jealous, territorial animal. Grrr...

Julia | 50-60's
When the Marx Brothers cast Margaret Dumont as the society matron foil, they didn't break the mold. Enter Julia. She's the president of the Opera Gu-hild!

Diana | Ageless
Boop-boop be-doop! What, me dumb? (Dumb like a fox! Now call my publicity agent and turn this into a story!) Tee-hee!

Bellhop | 20-something
Mr. No-Name is Mr. Wiseguy, also known as the eyes, the ears, and the mouth of the hotel!

 

Five on a Honeymoon
January 16 – February 7

The Mikado
March 6 –
March 28

Lend me a Tenor
April 17 – May 9

Big River
June 5 – June 27

Shrek the Musical
August 21 – September 12

Jekyll & Hyde
October 16 – November 7

My Three Angels
November 27 - December 19