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|Created Date||January 30, 2023|
|Expiration Date||March 01, 2023|
|Project Type||Non-Equity Audition|
|Project Title||Lend Me A Tenor|
Galaxy Theater Company announces auditions r their upcoming production of the hilarious farcical comedy, LEND ME A TENOR, written by Ken Ludwig.
OPEN CALL - NO APPOINTMENTS ARE NECESSARY:
Auditions, callbacks, rehearsals, and performances will be held at The First Congregational Church of La Grange, located
at 100 6th Avenue, La Grange, Illinois 60525.
On a very important night for the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, Tito Merelli, the world-famous Italian tenor, is set to perform the starring role of Canio in Leoncavalio's Pagliacci. Henry Saunders, General Manager of the company, is beyond stressed about everything turning out right, and insists that his assistant, Max, a nervous, young fellow and secret tenor extraordinaire, watch over Tito's every move to ensure smooth sailing. After a huge fight with his fiery, Italian wife Maria, Tito receives a double dose of tranquilizers through a series of mishaps. Throw in Diana, an ambitious, female co-star; Maggie, Max's giddy girlfriend; Julia, a flirty head of the opera guild; and a meddling bellhop fighting for Tito's attention. Together, you have a recipe for comedic disaster. Max navigates the company through one catastrophe after the next... an angry wife, a presumed death, crazy costumes, secret sex romps, and loads and loads of slamming doors and mistaken identities... and, ultimately, takes on the role of Canio to great effect. Together, Max and Saunders find a way to save the Opera Company's big night in grand, farcical fashion.
CAST OF CHARACTERS: (PLEASE NOTE: Those auditioning for Italian characters should be prepared to use an Italian accent.)
TITO MERELLI (Lead/M/Late 30s-50s): The World's most renowned opera tenor, and notorious "ladies man". Italian. Not required to sing, although a good voice may enhance the acting.
MAX (Lead/M/Late 20s-30s): HENRY SAUNDERS' long-suffering assistant, who is forced to take TITO'S place in the role of Canio. Not required to sing, although there is a scene in which the character could sing and enhance the show.
HENRY SAUNDERS (Lead/M/50s-60s): The Cleveland Grand Opera's general manager. Father to MAGGIE. A blowhard who often loses his temper at the slightest mishap.
MAGGIE SAUNDERS (Lead/F/20s-30s): HENRY SAUNDERS' daughter and MAX'S girlfriend. She has a great admiration for Tito.
MARIA MERELLI (Supporting/F/Late 30s-50s): TITO'S suffering wife, with an "Italian temper". Leaves TITO early in the play, but ultimately returns to him. Loves TITO, despite his philandering.
DIANA (Supporting/F/30s-40s): The opera's ingenue soprano, who is "fighting her way" to the top. A seductive woman, and she knows it.
JULIA (Supporting/F/50s-70s): Chairwoman of the Cleveland Opera Guild, who considers herself a "Grande dame". She wears an over-the-top dress which, HENRY SAUNDERS says, makes her look like the Chrysler Building.
BELLHOP (Supporting/M/20s-60s): A comic relief character who has an ongoing feud with HENRY SAUNDERS. An obnoxious opera fan. The Bellhop keeps showing up at the hotel suite at the wrong moment, trying to get an autograph and photo of TITO MERELLI. He ends up getting chased around the suite with fear of being strangled. This role is very high energy. Precise comic timing and quick wit is required.
The entrance to the theater space is located on East Cossitt Avenue. Enter through beige-colored, windowed, double-doors at the bottom of the stairs/ramp towards the West side of the church. Free covered parking is available in the Public Parking Garage one half block North at 56 6th Avenue.
Readthrough: Tuesday, March 7tth, 2023, from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Rehearsals: Weekdays, beginning March 13th, 2023, from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm (subject to availability)
Performances: Friday, May 12th, 7:30 pm, Saturday, May 13th, 7:30 pm, Sunday, May 14th, 2:00 pm, Friday, May 19th, 7:30 pm, Saturday, May 20th, 7:30 pm, and Sunday, May 21st, 2023, 2:00 pm
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Please bring a list of Conflicts, Resume and, Photo (if possible) for the director. All roles are open.
If possible, please download the Audition Form at Tenor Audition Form in advance, fill it out, print it and bring it with you when you attend auditions.