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Lend Me a Tenor

by Ken Ludwig

Directed by David Morrell

Season: 17th August - 5th October 1996

"Tito Morelli to Star in Local Production

Mrs Julia Leverett, Chairman of the Cleveland Opera Guild, today announced that acclaimed tenor Tito Morelli had graciously agreed to appear in the forthcoming production of Lend me a Tenor, by Ken Ludwig, at the Genesian Theatre.

Mrs Leverett gushed "I cannot begin to tell you how thrilled we are that dear Tito has agreed to appear in our lovely theatre, securing his services is such a coup. I can already see the SOLD OUT signs in the Box Office."

A reliable source reveals that author Ken Ludwig based his delightful farce on the events which occurred when last Tito Morelli appeared in Cleveland. Scandal threatened the Cleveland Grand Opera Company when it was widely rumoured that a drunken Tito had been replaced by an unknown.

At the time, it was reported that Max, genial assistant to General Manager Saunders, was the alleged replacement. Confronted by these allegations, David Morell, director of the forthcoming production, denied any knowledge of events in previous seasons. He further stated he was looking forward to working with members of the Genesian Theatre Company."

Cast: Cassandra McGrath, Robert Matek, Greg Wallin, Paul Nicholas, Anne Lewis, Grahame Dein, Audrey Currie, Karen O'Brien-Hall