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Lend Me A Tenor
     

Lend Me A Tenor

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by Ken Ludwig
 

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Comedy / 4m, 4f / Int.

Nominee! Best Revival of a Play - 2010 Tony® Awards!

This night in September of 1934 is the biggest in the history of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company world famous tenor Tito Morelli is to perform Otello, his greatest role, at the gala season opener. Saunders, the General Manager, hopes this will put Cleveland on the operatic map.

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Comedy / 4m, 4f / Int.

Nominee! Best Revival of a Play - 2010 Tony® Awards!

This night in September of 1934 is the biggest in the history of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company world famous tenor Tito Morelli is to perform Otello, his greatest role, at the gala season opener. Saunders, the General Manager, hopes this will put Cleveland on the operatic map. Morelli is late; when he finally sweeps in it is too late to rehearse with the company. Through a hilarious series of mishaps, Il Stupendo is given a double dose of tranquilizers which mix with the booze he has consumed and he passes out. His pulse is so low that Saunders and his assistant Max believe he is dead. What to do? Max is an aspiring singer and Saunders persuades him to get into Morelli's Otello costume and try to fool the audience into thinking he's Il Stupendo. Max succeeds admirably, but Morelli comes to and gets into his other costume. Now two Otellos are running around in costume and two women are running around in lingerie, each thinking she is with Il Stupendo! A sensation on Broadway and in London's West End, Lend Me a Tenor is guaranteed to leave your audiences teary eyed with laughter. A new production opened on Broadway during the 2010 season.

"A jolly play."
- The New York Times

"Non stop laughter."
- Variety

"Uproarious! Hysterical!"
- USA Today

"A rib tickling comedy."
- New York Post

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780573691218
Publisher:
Samuel French, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/07/2010
Pages:
114
Sales rank:
833,195
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.24(d)

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Lend Me a Tenor 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Grapes? My school did this play for our drama competition and it quickly became my favorite play. Our props crew forgot to put the knife out for the 'Tito! Put down that knife!' scene, but luckily our 'Max' was an amazing improv artist and said, 'Tito! Put down those grapes!' Our Tito quickly accomodated and grabbed the grapes, pretending to choke on them. It was simply histarical, and the best part was that the audience didn't have a clue that it was actually supposed to be a knife!