"LEND ME A TENOR"
OPENS TLT SEASON
Tryon Little Theater's season opener, the outrageous farce "Lend Me A Tenor" by Ken Ludwig, will play the Workshop September 15-18 and 22-25.
Theatre critics outdid themselves heaping superlatives on "Lend Me A Tenor": "Uproarious! Hysterical!", "A furiously paced comedy with more than a touch of the Marx brothers," "Screamingly funny!", "Hilariously over the top," "One of the classic comedies of the 20th century."
The premise: this night in September is the biggest in the history of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company. World famous tenor Tito Merelli is to perform "Otello," his greatest role, at the gala season opener. Tito Merelli, Il Stupendo, the greatest tenor of his generation. The star arrives late, and through a series of mishaps, is given a double dose of tranquilizers and passes out. What to do? Well of course: dress Cleveland Opera assistant Max as Othello and see if you can fool an opera house full of giddy patrons expecting to see Il Stupendo.
So we end up with two Othellos running around in costume after Merelli eventually wakes up, two women running around in lingerie -- each thinking she is with Il Stupendo, Tito's wife showing up, the Bellhop wanting to sing, and the General Manager of the Opera and its dowager Chairman of the Opera Guild all winding up in a decidedly over-packed frantic hotel suite!
The box office at 516 S. Trade Street in Tryon will open a week before opening at 828-859-2466.
AUDITIONS FOR ~ Peter and the Starcatcher
Audtions at the TLT Sunnydale
September 11 @ 3 pm
September 12 @ 6:30 pm