Latitude 41 announces its production of Lend Me A Tenor by Ken Ludwiglendmeatenor3.jpg

Directed by Jeff Matson



Latitude 41 is pleased to present LEND ME A TENOR, the hilarious award-winning comedy from Ken Ludwig, as its second show of the season.

Set in 1934, the great opera singer Tito Merelli—“Il Stupendo”
to his fans—arrives to sing the lead of “Otello” at the Cleveland Grand Opera House. With a sold-out theater waiting, panic ensues when Tito accidentally takes a double dose of tranquilizers. The Opera company’s hapless assistant Max, is forced into the Otello costume to impersonate Tito, and must dodge ambitious co-stars, amorous fans, and even his own girlfriend, in a comic frenzy of operatic proportions!


Winner of two Tony awards and three Drama Desk awards. Six of Ludwig’s shows have been produced on Broadway and seven in London’s West End. They have been produced in more than 30 countries and in more than 20 languages, including “The Fox on the Fairway,” “Crazy for You,” and “Moon Over Buffalo.”


Show dates are September 21, 22, 28, and 29 at 7:30pm, and September 23 and 30 at 2pm. All
performances on the inside stage at Bicentennial Park Theater, 201 W Jefferson, Joliet, IL.

Tickets are $13 in advance or $15 at the door. Contact info@lat41.org or 331-72-LAT41 for reservations, or get your
tickets at lat41.org/tickets.


Directed by Jeff Matson, with Tamara Malebranche assisting. Produced by Latitude 41, with Associate Producer Caitlin Matson. Costumes by Katy Fyksen.


The Cast includes Justin Colwell-Ongenae as Max, Teri Lopez as Maggie, Tom Schmitt as Saunders, Al Pindell as Tito, Tamara Malebranche as Maria, Tony Maccani as Bellhop, Holly Kilgore-Hogg as Diana, and Sabra Rael as Julie.


Recent Latitude 41 productions include FIVE WOMEN WEARING THE SAME DRESS, CLYBOURNE PARK, INVITATION TO MURDER, LOVE, SEX & THE IRS, DOG SEES GOD, OF MICE AND MEN, THE ODD COUPLE, TRANSYLVANIA GENERAL, and THE 39 STEPS.


Latitude 41 Theater, a not-for-profit corporation, was founded on the belief that Joliet-area audiences are eager for more quality community theater. Latitude 41 believes that community theater should be an artistically-enriching and enjoyable experience for the audience, the players, and the crew.











Theater is a collaborative art--it's more than what happens on the stage under the lights.  You can make friends, pick up valuable skills and experience, display your artistry, and have a great time contributing to live, local theater by staying involved after the the auditions. To volunteer to work backstage, with set construction, in the booth, or with house for this production, please email info@lat41.org.

 

                       

Want to Submit A Show?



Latitude 41 was founded by a group of people who firmly believe that Joliet-area audiences are eager for more quality community theater. We believe that theater is at its best when its creators are passionate about the subject, dedicated to craft and artistry, and committed to following through.



To this end, Latitude 41 prefers to receive submissions from a person or group that feels strongly about the script, rather than having a preselected show assigned to a director or production team.



There are no content-specific requirements for submitting a proposal. The only requirement is that it be a show you need to do, and the passion and drive to help make it happen. Get complete submission guidelines by emailing info@lat41.org.



Latitude 41 believes that community theater should be an artistically-enriching and enjoyable experience for the audience, the players, and the crew.



Latitude 41 is a not-for-profit organization.



 

 

 

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