Lend me a Tenor opens

staff reports 08/27/09
Anne Freund and Terence LaCasse
Appleseed Productions opens its 2009-10 season with Ken Ludwig's masterpiece

Directed by Dan Stevens

Max - Terence LaCasse
Maggie - Anne Freund
Saunders - Lanny Freshman
Tito Merelli - Matt Nilsen
Maria - Binaifer Dabu
Bellhop - Alan D. Stillman
Diana - Sarah Reid
Julia - B.J. Newsome

This night is the biggest in the history of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company; world famous tenor Tito Merelli is to perform Otello at the gala season opener. The General Manager hopes this will put Cleveland on the operatic map.

Merelli 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 Merelli's Otello costume and try to fool the audience into thinking he's Il Stupendo. Max succeeds admirably, but Merelli 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!

Production Dates:
Sept. 11-26
Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm

Atonement Stage
116 W Glen Ave
Syracuse, NY 13205

Ticket Prices:
$15 - adults
$12 - seniors/students


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CATEGORY: Performing Arts
TAGS: Appleseed ProductionsKen Ludwig,Lend me a tenor,Atonement Stage,syracuse theater,Maggie - Anne Freund,Max - Terence LaCasse,Il Stupendo,Dan Stevens
EDITION: The Eagle

Rating: 2.0/5 (10 votes cast)

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