Spring Show “Lend Me A Tenor”

A Comedy

Winner of 3 Tony Awards and 4 Drama Desk Awards, 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, Tito Merelli, Il Stupendo, the greatest tenor of his generation, to appear for one night only as Otello. The star arrives late and, through a hilarious series of mishaps, 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. In a frantic attempt to salvage the evening, Saunders persuades Max to get into Merelli’s Otello costume and fool the audience into thinking he’s Il Stupendo. Max succeeds admirably, but Merelli comes to and gets into his other costume ready to perform. Now two Otellos are running around in costume and two women are running around in lingerie, each thinking she is with Il Stupendo. A sensation on Broadway and in London’s West End, this madcap, screwball comedy is guaranteed to leave audiences teary-eyed with laughter. It was directed on Broadway by Jerry Zaks, and in London by David Gilmore.

“Lend Me A Tenor

Show Dates March 8th – March 24th

Cast of Characters


Max………………….Ryan Gonzalez

Maggie………………Tamara Filener

Saunders……………….Ron Craven

Tito……Chip Renner and Bill Dietz

Maria………….Nathalie Archangel

Bellhop…………James Bradley Jr.

Diana………….Teresa Grosserode

Julia………………….Peggy Scalise

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Artistic Director-La Tonya Watts

Managing Director-Roxanne Pardi

Summer Stage

Clayton Theatre Company’s Summer Stage 2017 went off without a hitch! Thank you to everyone who participated, kids, parents, and volunteers alike!  We enjoyed our 2017 Summer Stage. Check out some pictures under the Summer Stage tab of our website.  Our Summer Stage 2018 season, which will begin July 9, 2018, is a 3-week musical theater camp with a final performance on the last Thursday, July 26th.  Please check out our Summer Stage tab if you are interested in signing up.

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