Lend Me a Tenor
by Ken Ludwig
Directed by Donald Volpenhein

Friday, October 9, 2009 8:00 PM
Saturday, October 10, 2009 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 11, 2009 3:00 PM

Thursday, October 15, 2009 8:00 PM
Friday, October 16, 2009 8:00 PM
Saturday, October 17, 2009 3:00 PM
Saturday, October 17, 2009 8:00 PM

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 in lingerie, each thinking she is with Il Stupendo.

Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Cast

Maggie
Ashley Hail*†
Max
Carter Bratton*†
Saunders
Steve Suskin†
Maria
Gretchen Roose†
Tito
David Levy†
Bellhop
Adam Drake*†
Diana
Mindy Heithaus†
Julia
Kathie Labanz†

Crew

Director
Donald Volpenhein*
Producer
Ray Persing*
Stage Manager
Mary Stone
Assistant Stage Manager
Abby Doench
Technical Director
John Netzley
Costumes
Gretchen Roose*
Hair/Makeup
Katherine Robb
Hospitality
Elaine Volker
Lighting Design
Donald Volpenhein
Light Execution
Mary Stone
Program
Gretchen Roose
Original Show Art
Brandon Flaig
Props
Dan Cohen
Publicity
Gretchen Roose, Brandon Flaig, Debbie Flaig
Set Design
Dan Dermody*
Master Carpenter
Bill Winkler
Sound Design
David Levy
Sound Execution
Ray Persing
Set Decor
Dan Cohen, Gretchen Roose, Ray Persing
Tickets/Box Office
Gretchen Roose
Vocal Coach
Rita Larkin

* Orchid Award winner – ACT Cincinnati
Orchid Award winner Excellence in Ensemble – ACT Cincinnati