LEND ME A TENOR
Performance: February 28 through March 8, 2020 at The Cat in Carmel.
Susan Rardin will be directing the show and auditions are
December 8 and 9, 2019 at the CCP Warehouse at 510 3rd Ave. SW, Carmel, IN 46032.
Lend Me a Tenor: Character Info
Saunders: Manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, Maggie’s father. Nervous, edgy, angry. Stage age 50-70.
Max: Assistant to Saunders. Singing role. Shy and unsure of himself. Would love to be a famous opera singer like Tito Merelli. Stage age 25-35
Maggie: Max’s girlfriend. Starstruck by Tito Merelli. Stage age 20-35
Tito Merelli: A world famous tenor, known to his fans as Il Stupendo. Huge ego, bigger personality. Stereotypical Italian. Singing role. Stage age 40-55
Maria: Tito’s wife. Very jealous. Stereotypical Italian. Always fighting with Tito. Stage age 30-45
Bellhop: Singing Role. Desperately wants to meet Tito. Often breaks into song when he enters the hotel room. Stage age 25-70
Diana: A soprano. Will do “anything” to further her career, believes Tito is the key to her future. Desperately wants to meet him. Stage age 30-45
Julia: Chairman of the Opera Guild. Has designs on Tito. She is a “Cougar”. Stage age 60-75
Auditioners will read from the script. Max, Tito and the Bellhop are all singing roles, please bring 16 bars of a prepared song with sheet music. An accompanist will be provided.
Production dates are Feb 28th through Mar 8th, including a Thursday evening performance on Mar 5th.
A limited number of scripts are available for perusal in advance of auditions, contact Director Susan Rardin firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain one.
Please come prepared to sing 16-32 bars of a song that shows off your range. Bring sheet music in the correct key, a pianist will be provided.
Both roles below are available and open for any race or body type.
Character arcs from an ambitious, fresh-faced girl in a new relationship to a woman stunned by a betrayal and a divorce that she is only beginning to understand.
Stage Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: D#5
Vocal range bottom: F3
Character arcs from an ambitious guy on a promising first date with a dazzling career to someone who is blinded by success and ego. He is very lovable, yet makes unintentional choices that sabotages his own happiness.
Stage Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: Bb4
Vocal range bottom: A2
Please no actors under the age of 18.
The Last 5 Years Staff:
Producer: L Anne Raffel
Director: Bradley Allan Lowe
Assistant Director: Ginger Stoltz
Vocal Director: Ginger Stoltz
Music Directors: Ginger Stoltz & Ainsley Paton