Sunday, April 19, 2009

New Happenings at OnStage Playhouse

Doing Community Theatre is an amazing experience to behold. Our last show, A Midsummer Night's Dream, led us on a romantic modern journey through one of Shakespeare's most famous play. Now, we venture into the 1930 Cleveland's opera world with Lend Me A Tenor, by Ken Ludwig!

Henry Saunders is a Cleveland opera impresario who lives by the credo, "the show must go on!" Due to a variety of errors, visiting opera star Tito Merelli is thought to be dead, and Saunders' assistant Max is thrust into the limelight. Confusion reigns when Max's fiancee, an opera society matron, and the local opera diva throw themselves at both the real and imitation Tito...all while trying to steer clear of Tito's jealous wife! What follows is a chain-reaction of confusion, impersonations, plot twists, double-entrende, and rapid door slamming that ain't over until the fat lady sings!

This cast is absolutely amazing and has many OnStage regulars gracing our stage once again. Brian P. Evans will be playing the part of the hapless gofer of the Cleveland Opera Company, Max. The role of Tito Merelli will be taken on Dave Rivas, reprising his performance from 2003. The cast is rounded out by Jeff Laurence (Saunders), Matt Warburton (Bellhop), Robin Boyington (Maggie), renee levine (Julia), Angie Doren (Diana), and the OnStage Artistic Director, Teri Brown (Maria).

The show is directed by Bob Christiansen and will run from May 08 - June 6, 2009 at Onstage Playhouse. Check out the website

Please come on down and check us out. This cast is great and the things they are able to do on this small stage is amazing!