Audition Dates:

December 19 & 20 at 6:30pm
Alexandria Area Arts Association Theatre
You only need to attend one evening.
If you can not make a scheduled audition date, e-mail us and we forward your information to the director.

If you have any questions - just give us a call at 320-762-8300!

 
Rehearsal & Production Dates:

Rehearsals are scheduled to start Monday, January 9th.

Production dates are:
March 3, 4, 10, 11 at 7:30pm
March 5, 12 at 2:00pm
Preview night performance March 2nd at 7:30pm

 
Cast :

Auditions are open to ages 18+.

 
To Prepare: Director, Allen Alvig, has asked that everyone be preparred to do a cold reading. You can prepare something to say ahead of time but it isn't necessary.

**Men are requested to be prepared to sing part of a song of their choice.
 
Audition Form: Click to Download Form [pdf reader required]  
Characters: Henry Saunders - The Cleveland Grand Opera's general manager. Father to Maggie. A blowhard who often loses his temper at the slightest mishap.

Max - Saunders' long-suffering assistant, who is forced to take Tito's place in the role of Othello.

Maggie Saunders - Saunders' daughter, and Max's girlfriend. She has a great admiration for Tito.

Tito Merelli - The world's most renowned opera tenor, and notorious ladies man.

Maria - Tito's long-suffering wife, with an "Italian temper". Leaves Tito early in the play, but ultimately returns to him. Loves Tito, despite his philandering.

Diana- The opera's ingenue soprano, who is "flinging her way" to the top. A seductive woman (and she knows it).

Julia - Chairwoman of the Cleveland Opera Guild, who considers herself a "grande dame." She wears a silver dress which, Saunders says, makes her look "like the Chrysler Building."

The Bellhop- A comic relief character who has an ongoing feud with Saunders. An obnoxious opera fan, the Bellhop keeps showing up at the hotel suite at the wrong moment, trying to get an autograph and a photo of Tito Merelli. Saunders ends up chasing the Bellhop around the hotel suite, and trying to strangle him.
 
About the Show:

Lend Me A Tenor is set in September 1934. Saunders, the general manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, is primed to welcome world famous, Tito Morelli, Il Stupendo, the greatest tenor of his generation, to appear for one night only as Otello. The star arrives late and, through a hilarious series of mishaps, is given a double dose of tranquilizers and passes out. His pulse is so low that Saunders and his assistant Max believe he’s dead. In a frantic attempt to salvage the evening, Saunders persuades Max to get into Morelli's Otello costume and fool the audience into thinking he's Il Stupendo. Max succeeds admirably, but Morelli 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.