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"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

Tony-winning Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). A wildly theatrical adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s best-selling novels, the play was conceived for the stage by directors, Roger Rees and Alex Timbers, and written by Rick Elice, with music by Wayne Barker. From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair... and the bonds of friendship, duty and love.

A young orphan and his mates are shipped off from Victorian England to a distant island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They know nothing of the mysterious trunk in the captain’s cabin, which contains a precious, otherworldly cargo. At sea, the boys are discovered by a precocious young girl named Molly, a Starcatcher-in-training who realizes that the trunk’s precious cargo is starstuff, a celestial substance so powerful that it must never fall into the wrong hands. When the ship is taken over by pirates – led by the fearsome Black Stache, a villain determined to claim the trunk and its treasure for his own – the journey quickly becomes a thrilling adventure.

Featuring a dozen actors portraying more than 100 unforgettable characters, Peter and the Starcatcher uses ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination to bring the story to life.


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