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Lend Me a Tenor

Lend Me a Tenor Comedy m f Int Nominee Best Revival of a Play Tony R Awards This night in September of is the biggest in the history of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company world famous tenor Tito Morelli i

  • Title: Lend Me a Tenor
  • Author: Ken Ludwig
  • ISBN: 9780573691218
  • Page: 214
  • Format: Paperback
  • Comedy 4m, 4f Int Nominee Best Revival of a Play 2010 Tony R 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 Comedy 4m, 4f Int Nominee Best Revival of a Play 2010 Tony R 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

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    1. The beauty of the farce lies in the difficult technicality of precise door slams and barely missed connections - requiring performers who not only have great comic timing but who can stay in character and keep on track while doing a full sprint through two demanding acts. A supersonic pace, mistaken identity, and a cast of characters in various states of confusion and undress make this one of the most memorable and crowd-pleasing farces ever.

    2. It isn't every play - even comedies - that can make you laugh out loud just reading them on your couch. But "Lend Me a Tenor" can. It's fiercely funny with truly clever turns of the plot. Now, not every joke lands quite right (possibly a side effect of time). And there are moments that come off less as farcical and more as squeamish (some of Max's tricks to take advantage of his mistaken identity, particularly). But on the whole, this is a fantastic play, filled with a mad-cap cast of characters [...]

    3. While it may be just another play with mistaken identities, it is done superbly well. I almost gave it four stars, because I felt like it could have been 20 pages longer and been more intense in parts, but it was probably wise for the writer to keep it short and sweet.Act 1 was a little slow in building, but it still keeps your interest. It definitely set up for a comedic Act 2, where I was laughing out loud for most of it.As for characters - Max and Tito are done really well. Max experiences si [...]

    4. Had a read-through for this play, and finally experienced the entire script. The cast had to stop at moments for we were laughing too much!! There are a few characters that aren't as flushed out as others in the dialogue, but they have a lot of behind-the-scenes potential.In order to be a success, this show will rely heavily on pacing of blocking(especially entrances and exits) and comedic timing!

    5. The one thing about getting a lot of callbacks is you get to read a lot of plays, quickly. I just read Lend Me A Tenor and loved it. The Character of Maggie is wonderful.Set in 1939 Clevelad, a famous opera tenor is coming for a one-night performance. Farce ensues. But farce with real heart. Maggie is the sort of saucy ingénue I am ready to play. Wish me luck - callback is tomorrow.

    6. If you ever get a chance to see this performed do it. It is a laugh-a-minute filled it comedic mix-ups, mistaken identities, impersonations, and general teasing about opera.

    7. A hilarious farce of a play involving opera, marriage, young love and a scheming soprano. What's not to love about it? If possible, see it performed.

    8. This is a beautifully structured play and reads so easily-and that's no easy task for a farce. I'm so glad I read it-as it's now convinced me to audition for an upcoming production!

    9. In the production that I saw, the finale was a rerun of the play as described in the script under Curtain Call. This was perfect and had us walking home in excellent humour.

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