Monday, March 28, 2011

Tucson High Performing Arts presents LEND ME A TENOR


From: AmyNArt []
Sent: Monday, March 28, 2011 7:00 AM
Subject: LEND ME A TENOR at Tucson High


Tucson High Performing Arts presents



by Ken Ludwig


Directed by Art Almquist


September, 1934.  The biggest night 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. Henry Saunders, the harried General Manager, hopes this will put Cleveland on the cultural map. Morelli, however, is nowhere to be found, and it is too late for any rehearsal when he finally arrives. Through a hilarious series of mishaps, ‘Il Stupendo' is given a double dose of tranquilizers which, combined with a bottle of wine, cause him to pass out cold. His pulse is so low that Saunders and his assistant Max believe he is dead. What to do? Saunders coaxes Max into Morelli's costume, intending to fool the audience with this fake 'Il Stupendo'. Nervous amateur Max succeeds admirably, but Morelli revives and dresses for his second act. With two Otellos now in costume and two women lusting for a night of passion with ‘Il Stupendo’, the farce spins wildly out of control and the laughs come fast and furious!  

"Non-stop laughter!"-Variety    "Uproarious! Hysterical!"-USA Today

"Screamingly funny!"-CBS Radio


April 7 – 9 and 14 – 16   7:00 PM


Tucson High Little Theatre


Reservations:, or call 225-5326


Don’t miss this Broadway smash hit!


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