DUBOIS – Lend Me a Tenor, a non-musical comedy by Ken Ludwig, will be performed at The Reitz Theater by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc.
Show dates are: Oct. 12, 13, 18, 19 and 20 at 7:30 p.m., and Oct. 14 at 2 p.m. Lend Me a Tenor is being sponsored by Luigi’s Ristorante and Catering and Swift Kennedy & Company.
A special opening night gala of finger foods will be provided by Catering by Paulette Bembenic, beginning when the box office opens at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 12.
Tickets cost $12 for adults and $10 for students and senior citizens. Tickets can be purchased online at www.ReitzTheater.com, at Ace Hardware in DuBois or by visiting The Reitz Theater Box Office, which opens one hour before each show, and is also open Mondays and Fridays from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., and Wednesdays from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. The Reitz Theater is located at 36 E. Scribner Ave., in DuBois.
Lend me a Tenor features C. Joe Lehr as Tito Merelli, Joshua Alderton as Saunders, Andrew Benson as Max and Molly Stoltz as Maggie. Under the direction of Lisa Rutherford, this high-energy farce, about love and mistaken identity, will keep you laughing all night.
The Cleveland Opera Company is buzzing with anticipation as world-renowned tenor, Tito Merelli, aka “Il Stupendo,” is to perform his greatest role, Othello, at the 10-year anniversary gala season opener. Henry Saunders, the opera’s general manager, has high hopes that Merelli’s performance will put Cleveland on the operatic map.
However, at the final dress rehearsal of Otello, Merelli is nowhere to be found. Saunders and his assistant, Max, are in a panic after arriving too late and too sick to rehearse, combined with a hilarious series of mishaps, it appears Merelli’s wife has left him a “Dear John” letter and the distraught singer, accidentally given a double dose of tranquilizers (mixed with booze), is thought to be dead.
What’s an opera company to do? How many doors will have to slam in this laugh-out-loud, mistaken-identity farce to get someone on stage for Il Stupendo? Add identical costumes, a singing bellhop, a naïve girlfriend, a seductive soprano and an over-bearing Opera Guild Chairwoman, and chaos of operatic proportions ensues.
The show contains some mature situations.