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Lend Me a Tenor

March 27, 2015 8:00PM  to  April 26, 2015 3:00PM

Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays, 3pm Sundays
Mackey Main Stage

No performances April 4 & 5, 2015; additional performance  at 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 23, 2015

Tenor Edit

  • Written by Ken Ludwig
  • Directed by Scott Spence
  • Presented through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
  • Sponsored by Cox Communications and Dependable Painting Company
  • Winner of three Tony Awards and four Drama Desk Awards; also nominated for a Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play in 2010
  • Who's Who in the Company
  • Run time approx 2 hours 10 minutes including intermission

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The reviews are coming in and Lend Me a Tenor is hitting the high notes!

  • "Without a doubt one of the wittiest and laugh-out-loud funniest productions to hit the boards in some time." - ASX 
  • "...this bundle of silliness will tickle your funny bone in numerous places." - Cleveland Scene
  • "A full-throttled success thanks to director Scott Spence’s penchant for playfulness and speed and his cast’s ability to pull it off." - Cleveland Jewish News
  • "Scott Spence does it again! Is there anything this talented director can't do? Lend Me a Tenor, a zany classic farce, is his current gift to Cleveland theater audiences." -
  • The action is quick-paced and well-played. -

ABOUT LEND ME A TENOR: A classic farce! Spend the night at this zany 1930s hotel complete with mistaken identities, misunderstandings, mixed signals, and doors...lots of doors. This comedy follows the fiery-tempered, world famous Italian superstar, Tito Merelli, known as “Il Stupendo”, as he arrives to make his debut with the local Cleveland opera company. When Tito goes missing, the show’s producer must find ways to cover-up the absence, placate the superstar’s wife, and distract his fans. Chaos of operatic proportions ensues!

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