LEND ME A TENOR Takes Stage At The Round Barn Theatre
It's the biggest night in the history of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company. World-famous tenor, Tito Merelli, is to perform Pagliacci at the 50th Anniversary season opener. However, Tito is nowhere to be found, and Executive Director Henry Saunders and his assistant, Max Garber, are in a panic. When Tito finally arrives, he is ill and at odds with his wife, Maria, over his preoccupation with women. Maria writes a note and walks out of his life. Soon, Tito, after mistakenly ingesting tranquilizers and Chianti, finds Maria's note and threatens to kill himself. He passes out and, when Max tries to rouse him, he appears to be lifeless. A horrified Max and Henry now realize they have only one hope, Max must stand in for the "dead" singer and deliver the performance of his life.
The riotous tale of mistaken identities and unexpected romance explodes with delight in this brand new musical comedy by Peter Sham and PCPA's Brad Carroll, based on the play by Ken Ludwig. It will be misunderstandings and mishaps a plenty when Lend Me a Tenor takes stage October 17 through November 4, 2018.
The production is under the direction of Round Barn alumni Charles Burr. Alejandro Gutierrez provides musical direction. The design team is led by Set Designer Richard Pletcher, Karen Payton returns as Costume Designer, Kathryn Allen will design the Sound, and Jake DuVall-Early has designed the props.
The cast is lead by Christopher Cherry as Tito, DeBryant Johnson as Max and Chloe Solan is Maria. The Director of the Opera company, Saunders, is played by Tucker Curtis. Rita Kurtz (Julia), Hannah Williams (Diana) and Danae DeShazer (Maggie) are at the center of the mistaken identies and chaos and Travis Bird plays the hilarious Bellhop.
A complete show schedule, ticket availability and reservations can be found by calling the Box Office at (800) 800-4942 extension 2 or online at AmishAcres.com. Theatre tickets can be combined with Amish Acres famous family style Threshers Dinner or a one-of-a-kind Theme Dinner served on Friday, October 26. Theme Dinner seating is limited and reservations must be made in advance with The Round Barn Theatre box office. Lend Me a Tenor will be translated by American Sign Language interpreters for the deaf on Saturday, October 27 at 8 p.m. Assisted listening devices are available upon request at all performances.
The remaining 2018 Round Barn Theatre schedule features everyone's favorite orphan, Annie. Tickets can be purchased by calling the box office at 800-800-4942. 2019 Season Subscriptions are now on sale and include Life Could Be a Dream, Plain and Fancy, Freaky Friday, Big River, Anne of Green Gables, The Sunshine Boys, and Disney's Beauty and the Beast.
Amish Acres Historic Farm & Heritage open Wednesday through Sunday, offering tours of the historic house and farm, farm wagon rides, documentary films, demonstrations and the famous Family Style Threshers Dinner. The Sunday Threshers Buffet is the perfect after church, before the show dining experience.