‘Lend me A Tenor’ auditions set Wednesday, Dec. 11

Auditions for the Louisiana Tech School of Theatre’s production of the revised 25th Anniversary Edition of Ken Ludwig’s comedy, Lend Me A Tenor, are open to the public and are at 6 p.m. Dec. 11, in Stone Theatre. Callbacks will be at 6 p.m. Dec. 12.

Performances for Lend Me A Tenor will be at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28 through Feb. 1 and at 2 p.m. Feb. 2. Virginia Hirsch will direct.

production posterFor auditions, prepare a 30-60 second contemporary comedic monologue. Please also be prepared to sing the nursery rhyme “Frere Jacques” or the English version, “Brother John.” The singing portion of the audition will be a cappella and should be done in your most dramatic, silliest, and grandest operatic voice. If you need a monologue or don’t know where to look for one, email or go to Room 202 on the theater side of Howard Center, and one will be given to you.

Headshots and resumes are preferred but not required. Business/semi-formal attire is also preferred. Please arrive a little early to the audition to be assigned an audition time slot.

For more information regarding auditions, contact the Coordinator of Theatre’s Office, 318.257.2930.

The play’s story:

On the most important night of the Cleveland Grand Opera, world-renowned Italian tenor Tito Merelli is booked to star in the role of the clown, Pagliaccio. Through a desperate combination of heartbreak and honest mistakes, Tito is unable to perform. Moments before the show, the General Manager volunteers his not-quite “star material” assistant, Max, to take over for Tito. Max is to perform as Tito Merelli and not tell a soul who he really is. In this bawdy comical explosion of mistaken identities, hiding in closets, love, pleasure, and a bellhop who just wants his big break, the night is sure to be filled with laughs and even a few screams. After all, the show must go on!

Lend Me A Tenor includes adult content which may be unsuitable for young children.

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