Worldwide Metropolis Theatre is presenting Lend Me A Tenor, the Tony-nominated screwball comedy by Ken Ludwig that is assured to go away audiences rolling within the aisles with laughter. Todd Nielsen, who has beforehand directed quite a few productions at ICT together with Grasp Class, Let’s Misbehave and How the Different Half Loves, directs for an October 21 opening at ICT’s dwelling within the Lengthy Seashore Conference & Leisure Heart, the place performances proceed by November 6. Two low-priced previews happen on October19 and October 20.
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Set in 1934, Lend Me A Tenor is a hilarious mixture of slapstick, phrase play, romance and nice opera music. Tradition-climbers in provincial however pretentious Cleveland are threatened with embarrassment when “Il Stupendo,” the Italian tenor they’ve imported to sing Pagliacci, could show to be indisposed (and even worse) on the final minute. On this quintessential farce replete with six slamming doorways and a telephone that by no means stops ringing, members of the Cleveland Opera Firm frantically attempt to preserve the present going when the star cannot go on. The antics speed up at full tilt, with one case of mistaken id after one other.
The solid consists of Michael Scott Harris (Ragtime with Musical Theatre West, Capturing Star on the Hudson) and Jade Santana (Anna In The Tropics and Underneath Milk Wooden at Open Fist) as world-famous singer Tito Merelli and his tempestuous, wildly jealous spouse Maria; Barry Pearl (seen on Broadway in Child It is You, The Producers, Oliver and Bye Bye Birdie) as Cleveland Opera Firm common supervisor Henry Saunders; Nick Tubbs (Marry Me A Little and Perpetually Plaid at ICT) as Saunders’ mousy however decided assistant, Max; Bella Hicks (nationwide tour of Waitress, American Fool at La Mirada) as Saunders’ daughter Maggie, who additionally occurs to be Max’s girlfriend; Holly Jeanne (A Christmas Carol at ICT) as Opera Guild chair Julia; Kailyn Leilani (Marry Me A Little at ICT, She Loves Me and Sweeny Todd at South Coast Rep) as attractive soprano Diana; and Matt Curtin (Rapunzel Alone at The Wallis and twenty fourth Road Theatre, The Unseen Hand on the Odyssey) as a star-struck bellhop.
The artistic group consists of scenic designer JR Norman Luker, lighting designer Donna Ruzika, costume designer Kim DeShazo, sound designer Dave Mickey, prop designer Patty Briles, and hair and wigs designer Anthony Gagliardi. Casting is by Michael Donovan, CSA and Richie Ferris, CSA. The manufacturing stage supervisor is Donna Parsons.
Worldwide Metropolis Theatre is situated within the Lengthy Seashore Conference & Leisure Heart at 330 East Seaside Manner, Lengthy Seashore, CA 90802.
To buy tickets and for extra data, together with up-to-date Covid-19 security protocols on the day of every efficiency, name (562) 436-4610 or go to www.InternationalCityTheatre.org.