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Star Theatre Co.

Auditions for LEND ME A TENOR

The Star Theatre Company Presents

Lend Me A Tenor

An American farce

Directed By: David Schulz

Winner of 3 Tony Awards and 4 Drama Desk Awards, Lend Me A Tenor is set in September 1934. Saunders, the general manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, is primed to welcome world-famous singer Tito Merelli, known as Il Stupendo, the greatest tenor of his generation, to appear for one night only as the star of the opera. Tito arrives late, and through a hilarious series of mishaps, he is given a double dose of tranquilizers and passes out. His pulse is so low that Saunders and his assistant Max believe he’s dead - and in a frantic attempt to salvage the evening, Saunders persuades Max to get into Merelli's costume and fool the audience into thinking he's Il Stupendo. Max succeeds and lives up to his idol, but Merelli regains consciousness and gets into the identical costume, ready to perform. Now two opera singers are running around in the same costume and two women are running around in lingerie, each thinking she is with Il Stupendo. A sensation on Broadway and in London's West End, this madcap, screwball comedy is guaranteed to leave audiences teary-eyed with laughter. lingerie, each thinking she is with Il Stupendo. A sensation on Broadway and in London's West End, this madcap, screwball comedy is guaranteed to leave audiences teary-eyed with laughter.

Audition Information:

  • Actors ages 18 and up.
  • Auditions Monday, December 16th,  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm by Appointment only 
  • All Auditions held at:
    • The Star Theatre 402 North Coast Highway, Oceanside CA
  • Bring one headshot and one resume.
  • Please prepare a 2-4 minute comedic monologue. 
  • Audition forms & Rehearsal Schedule will be available at auditions.

Auditions: Monday, December 16th, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm by appointment only

Call Backs: Tuesday, December 27th,  7pm by invitation only.

Rehearsals Begin: January 13th.

MON, TUES, WED, FRI 7-10 pm SATURDAYS  9-12 

Show Dates: February 14 - 16 & 20 - 23


(4 M – 4 F) (ALL ROLES ARE OPEN) ages are generally flexible. All roles are non-paid.

Actors auditioning for Max, Tito, and Bellhop should also bring a song that shows off the ability to ACT LIKE AN OPERATIC TENOR. 

You do not need to be an actual operatically-trained singer, but you should be able to carry a tune and sustain notes.

NOTE: All Ethnicities are encouraged to audition for any role!

Max: Male – 20's-30's

Max is the assistant to Mr. Saunders, head of the Cleveland Opera Company. He is in charge of babysitting Tito Merelli, a great opera singer who is engaged to perform for the opera this evening. Max must make sure Tito gets to the concert. A bit of a nerd, an opera lover, and a trained opera singer, Max wishes he had more courage and more confidence. He is in love with Maggie. Max must be able to sing as a talented operatic tenor. (kissing/ comic love scene.)

Maggie Saunders: Female – 20's-30's

Vibrant and quirky, Maggie is the daughter of Saunders and a music lover. She and Max are courting but she is less enthusiastic than he. Besotted with Tito, Maggie dreams of a great romantic fling before she settles down. She is, for now, refusing to marry Max. (kissing, comic love scene, and appears in lingerie onstage {short slip or cami & tap pants})

Henry Saunders: Male – 50-70

Authoritarian, excitable. Head of the Cleveland Opera Company. Saunders is worried that things will go wrong – and doesn't handle it too well when everything does. He is an uptight man with a short fuse, and mostly takes out on Max.

Tito Merelli: Male - Mid 30's - 40's

World class Italian opera singer with an appetite for wine, women, and women. Oh and yes, song. Tito speaks with a thick Italian accent and must believably sing as a world class operatic tenor. (kissing, comic love scene)

Maria (Tito's Wife): Female – 30's - 45

Maria is a beautiful, but moody and hot-blooded Italian woman who is married to Tito. Maria is extremely jealous of Tito's philandering and she is ready to call it quits. Maria speaks in a thick Italian accent.

Julia: Female – 50-70

Society matron. President of the Opera Guild. Desperate to hobnob with Tito.

Diana: Female – 25-45

Very attractive soprano who wants to use Tito to further her career aspirations.  Diana is driven, sex-positive, and very confident. She does not sing in this production. (kissing, comic love scene, and appears in lingerie onstage {short negligee}) 

Bellhop: Male – 20-35

Italian speaking, opera singing, hardworking, all-knowing bellhop who is desperate to get a picture with Tito. Sings briefly as a wannabe opera star. His singing ability need not be great, but his enthusiasm is unrivaled. 


Star Theatre Company is not affiliated with the Star Repertory Theatre

Date: 12/16/2019 (Mon.)

Created by:   Paul Friedman
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Star Theatre 402 N. Coast Highway, Oceanside, 92054  6:00pm - 6:30pm  

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Star Theatre 402 N Coast Highway, Oceanside CA 92054  9:00pm - 9:30pm  

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