LEND ME A TENOR Kicks Off Gallery Players' 46th Season, 9/8

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The Gallery Players' 46th season kicks off on Sept. 8 with Ken Ludwig's Lend Me a Tenor.

In Lend Me a Tenor, it's the biggest night in the history of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company. When Tito Morelli, a renowned tenor about to make his North American premiere, is incapacitated by a series of calamities; Max, the office boy, is forced to impersonate him. What follows is a chain reaction of mistaken identity, innuendo and absurd plot twists that are as funny as they are ridiculous.

Running in Brooklyn through Sept. 23, this ensemble farce features Joe Beuerlein (Max), Gregory Cohan (Bellhop), Laura Lawson (Diana), Marisol Miller-Wave (Maria), Sean Patterson* (Tito Merelli), Amanda Pulcini* (Maggie), Jim Shine (Saunders) and Pauline Walsh (Julia).

*Appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association

The Gallery Players' production of Lend Me a Tenor is directed by Dominic Cuskern and produced by Mark Harborth. Production Stage Manager is Dathan Manning and Assistant Stage Manager is Timothy Sheridan.

Costume design for Lend Me a Tenor is by Joey Haws, set design by Andrew Lu, lighting design by Michael O'Connor, props design by Sara Slagle and sound design by Jacob Subotnick.

Lend Me a Tenor will play Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., with final two Saturdays at 2 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets to Lend Me A Tenor are $18 for adults, $14 for Seniors & Children 12 and under. Individual tickets and subscriptions to The Gallery Players' 46th season can be purchased by calling TheaterMania at (212) 352-3101, or online at www.galleryplayers.com.

A New York institution since 1967, The Gallery Players has served actors and audiences alike for more than 4 decades by showcasing burgeoning new talent and offering a home base for theater professionals. Its eclectic programming of intimate revivals and ambitious new work in inventive productions has earned it the reputation of "New York's Best Kept Secret." The Gallery Players is the recipient of the Off-Off Broadway Review's 2000 Award for Lifetime Achievement and was the multi-recipient of New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Production of a Musical for its productions of The Drowsy Chaperone in 2011, Like You Like It in 2009, Yank! A New Musical in 2008, and Urinetown! The Musical in 2007. Among its famous alumni are founding member Harvey Fierstein; Broadway regulars Nancy Anderson, Jeffry Denman and Diedre Goodwin; New York theater personality Seth Rudetsky and many others.

The Gallery Players is located at 199 14th St., between Fourth and Fifth avenues in Park Slope, Brooklyn. By train: Take the F to Fourth Avenue or the R Train to Ninth Street. By car: BQE to Hamilton Avenue to 14th Street.

 

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