LEND ME A TENOR - Little Radical Theatrics Non Equity Auditions

Posted: February 11, 2020
Audition Location: Yonkers, NY

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Little Radical Theatrics (Fatima Viegas, Executive Producer) is thrilled to announce auditions for its first ever play Ken Ludwig's hilarious farce "LEND ME A TENOR"!

      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 singer Tito Merelli, known as Il Stupendo, the greatest tenor of his generation, to appear for one night only as the star of the opera. Tito arrives late, and through a hilarious series of mishaps, he 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 - and in a frantic attempt to salvage the evening, Saunders persuades Max to get into Merelli's costume and fool the audience into thinking he's Il Stupendo. Max succeeds and lives up to his idol, but Merelli regains consciousness and gets into the identical costume, ready to perform. Now two opera singers are running around in the same 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.

 Directed by Michael Mirra, Stage Managed by Ginny Baisi

 PERFORMANCES: APRIL 24TH-26TH (3 performances) AT THE JOAN T PINCUS THEATER IN THE GRINTON WILL LIBRARY 1500 CENTRAL PARK AVE YONKERS NY

 AUDITIONS BY APPOINTMENT:  MARCH 2ND 6-8:30 PM AND MARCH 5TH 6-8:30 PM AT THE GRINTON WILL LIBRARY 1500 CENTRAL PARK AVE YONKERS NY.  


      To make an audition appointment please e-mail littleradicaltheatrics@gmail.com with your headshot (or recent photo) and resume and your preferred date and time.  For the audition, please bring your headshot (or recent photo) and resume, and please prepare a short comedic monologue (approx 1 minute)  from ANY source. 

CALLBACKS:  SUNDAY MARCH 8TH IN THE AFTERNOON AT THE GRINTON WILL LIBRARY. SIDES WILL BE PROVIDED

REHEARSALS: Beginning in early March, will generally take place Monday,Wednesday, Thursday evenings 6-9 PM and Saturdays 12-4 PM AT THE GRINTON WILL LIBRARY. Not all actors will be called to every rehearsal, exact schedule will depend on role and actors' conflicts. 
 

ALL ROLES OPEN AND ALL ETHNICITIES, GENDERS AND PHYSICAL TYPES ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO AUDITION FOR EVERY ROLE! LOOKING FOR EXCELELNT COMEDIC ACTORS!
 

MAX (Male – Late Teens- 30s) A socially awkward but highly talented operatic tenor who must find his self-confidence in order to move from company go-fer to renowned star. Ability to sing a plus. 

MAGGIE (Female – Late Teens-30s) An innocent, beautiful ingenue, in love with the idea of love.  Max’s presumed girlfriend and the rebellious daughter of the head of the opera company. 

SAUNDERS (Male – 40s-60s) The head of the opera company, Maggie’s father and Max’s boss.  Explosive personality and comfortable with physical comedy.

TITO (Male – 30s-50s) The greatest tenor in the world.  Must have believable Italian accent and be comfortable with physical comedy. Ability to sing a plus. 

MARIA (Female – 30s-50s)  Tito’s voluptuous, and very jealous, wife.  Goes to murderous rage to lustful passion in the blink of an eye.  Must have a believable Italian accent.

BELLHOP (Any Gender – Late Teens-85) The hotel bellhop, rabid fan, and operatic hopeful.  Must be very comfortable with physical comedy and totally ridiculous behavior.  

DIANA (Female – 20s-40s) Sexy small town opera diva who has no problem sleeping her way to the middle.  

JULIA (Female – 40s-70s) The wealthy Chairwoman of the Opera Guild. Thinks she is far younger and MUCH more physically desirable than anyone else does. 

Any questions please e-mail littleradicaltheatrics@gmail.com or visit www.littleradicaltheatrics.com

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