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Lend Me a Tenor AUDITIONS

Hale Centre Theatre will hold auditions for Lend Me a Tenor playing December 31, 2014 – February 14, 2015. The show is produced by David and Corrin Dietlein and directed by Alaina Beauloye. Performances are Wednesday – Saturday nights with Saturday matinees.

SYNOPSIS
Set in September 1934. Saunders, the general manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, is primed to welcome world famous, Tito Merelli, Il Stupendo, the greatest tenor of his generation, to appear for one night only as Otello. The star arrives 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 and passes out. His pulse is so low that Saunders and his assistant Max believe he is dead. In a frantic attempt to salvage the evening, Saunders persuades Max to get into Merelli's Otello costume and fool the audience into thinking he's Il Stupendo.

Max succeeds admirably, but Morelli comes to and gets into his other costume. Now two Otellos are running around in costume and two women are running around, each thinking she is with Il Stupendo!

A sensation on Broadway and in London's West End, Lend Me a Tenor is guaranteed to leave you teary-eyed with laughter.

AUDITION INFORMATION: Saturday, October 25th, from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
+ Readings will be cold from the script when you arrive at the theater.
+ Dance or singing will not be required at the audition.
+ A headshot and resume is required

CALL BACKS:
Will be held Saturday, November 1st at 9:00 am with the first read through scheduled for Saturday, November 15th at 9:00 am

AUDITION LOCATION:
Auditions will be held at the theater located at 50 West Page Avenue in Gilbert. Auditions are by appointment only.

HOW TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT:
You can sign up for appointments at www.haletheatrearizona.com. Any questions may be emailed to auditions@haletheatrearizona.com.

PAYMENT:
Each adult actor 16 years of age and older will receive a payment of $25 per performance. Child actors will be paid $12.50 for each performance regardless of time.

OTHER NOTES:
Runtime: 2 hours and 30 minutes

CASTING

A small amount of singing is required of Max, Tito and the Bellhop. While fine singing is ideal, the emphasis is acting by far. Comedic timing is of the essence for all!

MAX: (late 20’s – early 30’s, singing ability) Mild mannered. Dorky. Assistant Saunders. Max is an aspiring singer who works hard to keep Saunders happy and calm. In love with Maggie. More talented than he appears.

MAGGIE: (mid to late 20’s) Maggie Saunders, is the pretty, quirky daughter of Saunders. A bit star struck. Longs for something “wonderful and romantic” before she settles down with Max.

SAUNDERS: (late 40’s – 50’s) General Manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company. Henry Saunders is ecstatic about world-famous Italian opera divo Tito Merelli flying into Cleveland to perform in Othello. Saunders wants to be sure nothing goes wrong during Il Stupendo's stay, but finds himself caught in the center of several deceptions. His temper sometimes gets the best of him.

TITO: (mid 30’s –mid 40’s, thick Italian accent) Also known as Il Stupendo, Tito Merelli is the hottest Italian opera singer in the world. He is larger than life; full of grand gestures. He is always a divo, especially during his many arguments with his wife.

MARIA: (mid 30’s to mid 40’s, thick Italian accent) Moody, hot tempered, jealous wife of Merelli. Goes with her husband everywhere. She and Tito argue constantly, and eventually Maria leaves "for good." She is very fiery, and very Italian in every respect. Self-confident and suspicious of Tito, she reciprocates her husband's stubbornness.

DIANA: (mid 30’s) The lead soprano of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company. She wishes nothing more than to be the most well-known name in the classical world. Voluptuous and forceful; she knows what she wants and how to get it.

JULIA: (50+) The Chairman of the Opera Guild in Cleveland, Julia's many years in opera have caused her to become stubborn and spacey. Despite her age, she, too, would love a chance with Tito to launch her into a brighter spotlight. Julia is quite a calm contrast to over-stressed Saunders' announcements and rages.

BELLHOP: (any age, must sing) The bellhop is an aspiring tenor who is eager to sing for the famous tenor. Shrewd, opportunistic, and determined to audition for Tito.



DIRECTOR BIO
Alaina Beauloye (Director), originally from NYC, has worked on Broadway and in film as well as national and local commercials. She recently starred in an upcoming Discovery ID channel show, Love The Way You Lie. Alaina is honored to be Directing for the 2nd time at Hale. She directed Snow White in 2012, and has been cast in over 20 Hale productions, including Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Christine), The 39 Steps, Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey), The King and I (Anna), and Man with the Pointed Toes (Florence & Pam). She is also a two time ariZoni award recipient for the roles of Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard and Christine in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Alaina is so excited to direct Lend Me a Tenor!
Directions 50 W Page Ave, Gilbert, AZ
480-497-1181