|Auditions for "Lend Me a Tenor" are Aug. 24-25|
The Greater Grand Forks Community Theatre will hold auditions for their fall production of "Lend Me a Tenor." Parts are available for four men and four women. Auditions will be held Sunday and Monday, August 24 and 25, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Auditions are at the Fire Hall Theatre, downtown Grand Forks.
Auditions are done by cold reading, and nothing needs to be prepared. No prior experience is necessary; all are welcome.
Performance dates are Sept. 25 through Oct. 11 (Thursday through Saturday evenings, Sunday matinées).
This night in September of 1934 is the biggest in the history of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company: world-famous tenor Tito Morelli is to perform Othello, his greatest role, at the gala season opener. Saunders, the general manager, hopes this will put Cleveland on the operatic map. Morelli is late; when he finally sweeps in, it is too late to rehearse the company. Through a hilarious series of mishaps, Morelli is given a double dose of tranquilizers, which mix with the booze he has consumed, and he passes out. His pulse is so low that Saunders and his assistant, Max, believe he is dead. What to do? Max is an aspiring singer and Saunders persuades him to get into Morelli's Othello costume and try to fool the audience into thinking he's Morelli. Max succeeds admirably, but Morelli comes to and gets into his other costume. Now, two Othellos are running around in costume, and two women are running around in lingerie, each thinking she is with Il Stupendo!
It's a hilarious non-musical comedy to kick off the Fire Hall Theater's season of a million laughs.
-- Benjamin Klipfel, Executive Director, Greater Grand Forks Community Theatre, firstname.lastname@example.org, 701-777-0857