Winner of 3 Tony Awards and 4 Drama Desk Awards, Lend Me A Tenor is set in September 1934. Saunders (Tom Roohr), the general manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, is primed to welcome world famous, Tito Merelli (Lenny Fredricks), Il Stupendo, the greatest tenor of his generation, to appear for one night only as Otello. The star arrives late as the hilarious series of mishaps begin. Unfortunately, even before the star leaves his hotel room, everything begins to unravel. Chaos ensues when Merelli's wife, Maria (Louise DeChesser) mistaken an autograph-seeker, Maggie (Kaite Corda), who also happen to be Saunders' daughter, hidden in his closet for a secret lover, leaves him a "Dear John" letter. The distraught Merelli accidentally is given a double dose of tranquilizers and passes out. His pulse is so low that Saunders and his assistant Max (Joe Autuoro) believe he’s dead. Meanwhile, an ambitious bellhop (James J. Moran) attempts to meet Merelli, but instead gets in an ongoing feud with Saunders. In a frantic attempt to salvage the evening, Saunders persuades Max to get into Merelli's Otello costume and fool the audience into thinking he's Il Stupendo. Max succeeds admirably by fooling both Julia (Joann Callahan-Roohr) the Opera Company President and the vivacious sexy soprano Diana (Melinda Learned), but Merelli comes to and gets into his other costume ready to perform. 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, this madcap, screwball comedy is guaranteed to leave audiences teary-eyed with laughter. Lend Me a Tenor is Produced and Directed by Kris McMurray and Written by Ken Ludwig with special arrangement by Samuel French Inc New York, New York.
Lend Me A Tenor runs every Friday and Saturday at 8:00pm from March 29th thru May 4th 2013. Doors open at 7:15pm.Tickets are now on sale. ALL MAJOR CREDIT CARDS are accepted. To purchase tickets, please call the box office at 860-829-1248. Reservations are recommended. Or for more information, visit our website: www.ctcabaret.com The Connecticut Cabaret Theatre is located just off Route 9 (exit 22: Mill Street) and the Berlin Turnpike. Visit the website for detailed directions. The theatre’s motto is “BRING YOUR OWN”. Presented cabaret-style, patrons are welcome to bring whatever they like to eat or drink with them. They also can enjoy a dessert bar that has a variety of treats to purchase.