There’s no better way to start off 2012 at the Edison Theatre than with a riotous, door-slamming, dress-dropping, mixed-up-identity farce.
Ken Ludwig’s Lend Me a Tenor, which just completed a successful Broadway run starring Tony Shaloub (Monk) as the hysterical opera company manager, opens in February with strong local talent bringing the crazy cast of characters to life.
It’s Sept. 8th, 1934, and Cleveland’s premiere opera producer is on the verge of a nervous breakdown. The tickets are sold, the stage is set, and the 30-piece orchestra is ready. But, it’s about to become “un disastro gigantesco,” because with three minutes to curtain, the leading man—the greatest tenor in the world, known as “Il Stupendo” has gone missing!
And that’s only in the first five minutes! Love, lust, laughter, romance, chases, champagne, and opera—what more could anyone want in a night in the theatre?
“Lend Me a Tenor” will play Feb. 9 to 26, for three weekends, on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at 7 p.m., and on Sunday afternoons at 4 p.m. Tickets are $20 General Admission and $18 for seniors and students.