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Lend Me A Tenor
March 18 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm$12 - $26
Doors open at 6:00 pm, with dinner served at 6:30 and the show starting at 7:30. For the Sunday matinee, doors open at 12:30 pm.
Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre
2466 66 Blvd, Carthage, MO 64836 417-358-4300
MEDIA RELEASE – For Immediate Distribution
Event: Stone’s Throw Theatre’s production of Lend Me A Tenor by Ken Ludwig
Dates: March 16-18 and March 23-25
Location: Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre
Contact: Theatre Office at 417-358-4300
“The show must go on!” is the theme for Ken Ludwig’s Lend Me A Tenor, a fast-paced comedy about good intentions, misplaced affections and mistaken identities that will be showing at Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre March 16-18 and March 23-25. Doors open at 6:00 pm on Friday & Saturday, and at 12:30 pm on Sunday. The play is produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
It’s 1934, and the Cleveland Grand Opera Company is prepared to welcome world-renowned tenor, Il Stupendo (aka Tito Merelli), to play Otello in a one-night extravaganza. Henry Saunders and Julia Leverett have planned an evening that will put the company on the map.
Their plans begin to unravel quickly, however, when Tito arrives late, is feeling ill, and is unexpectedly accompanied by his insanely jealous wife. Through a hilarious series of mishaps, Tito double-doses on 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 showering Il Stupendo with admiration, each thinking she is in the company of Il Stupendo.
The Tony Award-winning comedy was a sensation on Broadway when it opened in 1989, we feel certain our audiences will leave teary-eyed with laughter.
Directed by Neal Ruggeberg, the production features Brad Stefanoni, Kendra Goepfert, Bob Beranek, Doug Musick, Melanie Kloppenborg, Lorenzo M.R., Linda Bailey, and Genna Reid. The dinner menu includes Italian tossed salad, parmesan baked pork loin chop, potato casserole, green beans, and tiramisu for dessert. When making your reservations, please let us know anyone in your party has food allergies or other dietary restrictions, and we’ll work to accommodate you.
Reservations are required and may be made by calling 417-358-9665. For more information, visit our website at www.stonesthrowdinnertheatre.com or check out our Facebook page.
Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre is a stone’s throw west of Carthage at 2466 Old 66 Boulevard (old Route 66 west of the golf course).