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Auditions (St. Albert): Lend Me a Tenor – St. Albert Dinner Theatre

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Auditions (St. Albert): Lend Me a Tenor – St. Albert Dinner Theatre

St. Albert Dinner Theatre announces auditions for their final show of the 2023-2024 season:

Lend Me a Tenor
By Ken Ludwig
Directed by Stuart McGowan
Produced by Donna Beeston

Synopsis:
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 singer Tito Merelli, known as Il Stupendo, the greatest tenor of his generation, to appear for one night only as the star of the opera. Tito arrives late, and through a hilarious series of mishaps, he 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 – and in a frantic attempt to salvage the evening, Saunders persuades Max to get into Merelli’s costume and fool the audience into thinking he’s Il Stupendo. Max succeeds and lives up to his idol, but Merelli regains consciousness and gets into the identical costume, ready to perform. Now two opera singers are running around in the same costume and two women are running around in lingerie, each thinking she is with Il Stupendo. This is a madcap, screwball comedy of mistaken identity.

CHARACTERS: 4 men, 4 women

  • Max – in his 30’s, eager to please
  • Maggie – 20’s-30’s, Max’s girlfriend, daughter of Saunders, pretty and quirky
  • Saunders – mid-50’s, dapper, authoritarian, a bit imposing
  • Tito – THE tenor, imposing, grand, Italian
  • Maria – Tito’s wife, Sophia Loren type, busty, proud, and easily excitable
  • Bellhop – a HUGE fan of Tito Merelli
  • Diana – early to mid 30’s, sex kitten
  • Julia – in her 60’s, patron of the opera company

Auditions will be held on two days:

  • Saturday, February 10, 2024, from 1-3 pm
  • Monday, February 12, 2024, from 6:30-8:30 pm

Audition and performance venue:
The Kinsmen Club of St. Albert, 47 Riel Dr, St. Albert, AB T8N 3Z2.

Performance Dates: Three week run, Thu-Fri-Sat, April 4-20, 2024, 2023.
Rehearsal Dates: (tentative) Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, weekly starting in the week of February 19, 2024

Please outline any potential conflicts to the production team or director in writing at the audition dates.
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.
An acting CV & Head shots are recommended but not required.

Please contact president@stalberttheatre.com to set up your audition time.
Actors will be notified of casting decision as soon as possible. Scripts will be provided once a role has been accepted.

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