Auditions for Lend Me a Tenor scheduled for Dec. 6 & 7 at the Pence Center

PINAL COUNTY, Ariz. – Auditions for the Central Arizona College production of Ken Ludwig’s Lend Me a Tenor will be held this Monday, Dec. 6, at 6:30 p.m. in the Don P. Pence Center for Visual & Performing Arts.

Call backs will be Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 6:30 p.m. Auditions are open to all members of the community.

If you are unable to attend the Dec. 6 audition, you must contact Dr. John Owens by e-mail at john.owens@centralaz.edu in order to arrange an alternative audition opportunity.

Dates for the event are being finalized, but the show will take place in the middle of the spring semester.

About Lend Me a Tenor

Walk into the theater and your eyes will immediately jump to the stage where your mind will notice all the doors - doors, doors and more doors. This must mean there is a farce in the air (or actually on the stage). And not just any farce - no! The farce in question is Lend Me a Tenor.

The show follows the workers at the Cleveland Grand Opera Company in 1934 led by Henry Saunders as they prepare for the biggest night of their professional lives – world-renowned tenor Tito Merelli is coming to town to star in the opera Otello.

Through a series of mishaps involving a double-dose of sleeping pills, a bottle of Chianti and a potentially deadly fork, Tito passes out and is mistakenly pronounced dead. It is up to Saunders’s mild-mannered assistant, Max, who happens to be an aspiring opera singer, to don blackface makeup and a wig to fool the audience into thinking he is Tito.

The plan goes swimmingly until Tito wakes up and heads for the stage - causing a freight train of chaos. Lend Me a Tenor is a riotous show moving at a breakneck pace. The play bursts at the seams with entrances, exits, double entendres, mistaken identities, plot twists and of course, more entrances and exits.

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