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Paradise Theatre Auditions for Lend Me A Tenor

by Ken Ludwig
Sunday, Feb 26th at 1pm.

Audition will be reading from the script!

We are excited to announce that Jeffrey Bassett will be directing "Lend me a Tenor" at Paradise Theatre (run dates 04/14-05/06)
For those interested, it's a farce set in the 30's, lots of quick timing, mistaken identities, hiding in closets, etc. Some singing by Max, Tito, and Bellhop (but a cappela).

Henry Saunders - The Cleveland Grand Opera's general manager and a blowhard who often loses his temper at the slightest mishap.
Max - Saunders' long-suffering assistant, who is forced to take Tito's place in the role of Othello.
Maggie Saunders - Saunders' daughter, and Max's girlfriend. Fawning admirer of Tito.
Tito Merelli - The world's most renowned opera tenor, and notorious ladies man. ITALIAN ACCENT
Maria - Tito's long-suffering wife, with an "Italian temper". Leaves Tito early in the play, but ultimately returns to him. ITALIAN ACCENT
Diana- The opera's ingenue soprano, who is "flinging her way" to the top. Seductive (well, she tries)
Julia - Chairwoman of the Cleveland Opera Guild, who considers herself a "grande dame."
The Bellhop- A comic relief character who has an ongoing feud with Saunders. Keeps showing up at the wrong moment, trying to get an autograph.
There are plenty of youtube clips of different productions if you wish to view them and get an idea.


Vicki Richards
Artistic Director, Paradise Theatre
3114 Judson Street, Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Mail: P.O. Box 4, Gig Harbor, WA 98335