Mid Michigan Community College will hold open auditions Jan. 14 and 16 for its upcoming winter comedy, Lend Me a Tenor.
Auditions will be 3 – 6 p.m. in the Harrison Campus Auditorium. Come prepared for a cold read of script excerpts. There are eight roles available, including four female and four male.
The play 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 regains consciousness 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.
A sensation on Broadway and in London’s West End, this madcap, screwball comedy is guaranteed to leave audiences laughing.
MMCC theatre is a community/educational environment to explore and create in theatre arts. For more information, visit midmich.edu/theatre or email firstname.lastname@example.org.