Audition Posts

Monday, Nov 25, 2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EST)
Prepare a 1 - 2 minute monologue appropriate for the show. 
Those interested in being considered for Max/Tito
also 8 bars of O Sole Mio a cappella.
Bring picture and resume.


Ripley-Grier Studios (305)305 W 38th St New York, NY 10018-2902 2nd floor.


Lend Me A Tenor - Harry Bouvy - Director;
Bill Stutler/Bob Funking - Executive Producers;
Lisa Tiso Producer/Casting
Rehearsal 12/16 thru 12/22/19 - 1 week hiatus - Rehearsal resumes 1/1/20; Opens 1/3/20 thru 1/26/20

20-29. Must be a skilled musical theater singer who can pass for an operatic tenor;
hard-working assistant to the manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera, who, due to a series of events, impersonates the greatest tenor of his day in the role of Pagliacci; guileless, eager, cute, and indefatigable. Good with fast, physical comedy. Any ethnicity.

20-29. A classic 1930s ingénue, in love with Max, who harbors a fanatic crush on the great tenor,
Tito Merelli, and risks all for a passionate encounter with her idol. Any ethnicity.

40-59. The harried manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera, whose career depends on him getting
the great tenor on the stage, on time; dignified, distinguished,
and all business. Any ethnicity.

Tito Merelli:
40-59. Must be a skilled musical theater singer who can pass for an operatic tenor, speak Italian,
and possess an excellent Italian accent; the world-famous Italian opera star known to his fans as Il Stupendo,
and known to his wife as a womanizer with a very active libido. Any ethnicity.
Maria Merelli:
40-59. Must speak some Italian and have an excellent Italian accent; beautiful, sexy, tart-tongued, loyal wife of
the great opera star Tino Merelli; despite his wandering eye, she always takes him back. Any ethnicity.
20-29. Must be a solid musical theater singer, who can fake opera and speak Italian;
working at the hotel is his “day job,” until he is discovered as the great opera singer he aspires to be…
and he never misses an opportunity, however inappropriate, to perform for the guests.
Any ethnicity.

30-39. Beautiful and sexy; rising American soprano with the Cleveland Grand Opera
(does not sing in the play, however). 
Any ethnicity.

50-69. Extremely wealthy chairwoman of the Cleveland Opera Guild; a classic provincial philanthropist
who runs things with great style and a firm grip on the proceedings.
Any ethnicity.
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