Lend me a Tenor opens

Appleseed Productions opens its 2009-10 season with Ken Ludwig's masterpiece

Directed by Dan Stevens


Max - Terence LaCasse

Maggie - Anne Freund

Saunders - Lanny Freshman

Tito Merelli - Matt Nilsen

Maria - Binaifer Dabu

Bellhop - Alan D. Stillman

Diana - Sarah Reid

Julia - B.J. Newsome


This night is the biggest in the history of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company; world famous tenor Tito Merelli is to perform Otello at the gala season opener. The General Manager hopes this will put Cleveland on the operatic map.

Merelli is late; when he finally sweeps in it is too late to rehearse with the company. Through a hilarious series of mishaps, Il Stupendo is given a double dose of tranquilizers which mix with the booze he has consumed and he passes out. His pulse is so low that Saunders and his assistant Max believe he is dead. What to do? Max is an aspiring singer and Saunders persuades him to get into Merelli's Otello costume and try to fool the audience into thinking he's Il Stupendo. Max succeeds admirably, but Merelli comes to and gets into his other costume. Now two Otellos are running around in costume and two women are running around in lingerie, each thinking she is with Il Stupendo!

Production Dates:

Sept. 11-26

Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm


Atonement Stage

116 W Glen Ave

Syracuse, NY 13205

Ticket Prices:

$15 - adults

$12 - seniors/students




Buy tickets online at appleseedproductions.org

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