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February 22, 2011 > Theatre: Lend Me A Tenor

Theatre: Lend Me A Tenor

Story and Photos by Floyd Wayne

What happens when renowned tenor, Tito Merelli, known around the world as Il Stupendo, becomes incapacitated right before he is scheduled to sing Otello? The answer is revealed in what's probably the funniest, door-slamming farce of all-time. The show was produced at both the West End (1986) and Broadway (1989), earning seven Tony Award nominations and winning in the Best Actor category for Philip Bosco.

Director, Sue Ellen Nelson, has assembled a wonderful new cast for this Chanticleers production, including: Brian Levi (Tito); Maureen Quintana (Maria); Jonathan Ferro (Saunders); Jeffrey Morrill (Max); Erin Reis (Maggie); Maureen Coyne (Julia); Emily Frybarger (Diana) and Alejandro Romero (Bellhop).

Theatregoers attending the show on Friday, February 25, will be treated to Chanticleers' Opening Night Gala after the show including complimentary champagne and hors d'oeuvres. Doors open a half hour prior to performances. For reservations, call (510) 733-5483. Ticket prices are $18 General, $15 Students and Seniors (55+) (and bargain night pricing of $13 for all seats on Friday, March 4). For more information visit

"Lend Me A Tenor"
February 25 - March 20
Fridays and Saturdays: 8 p.m.
Sundays: 2 p.m.
Chanticleers Theatre
3683 Quail Avenue, Castro Valley
(510) 733-5483
Tickets: $18 General; $15 Students and Seniors

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