Lend Me a Tenor – Iowa State University Theatre

by Ken Ludwig


The appearance of the opera star, Italian tenor Signor Tito Merelli, will be the highlight of the Cleveland Grand Opera Co.’s most important fundraiser for the 1934 season. When a “Dear John” letter is mistaken for Tito’s suicide note the company stands to lose $50,000 in ticket sales unless they can find a way for the dead singer to deliver the performance of his life!  Lend Me a Tenor sends audiences on a wild romp of mistaken identity, desperate measures and compromising positions set in the delightful period of the 1930s.

October 26 and 27 and November 1 and 2 at 7:30 p.m. and October 28 and November 4 at 2:00 p.m.

Fisher Theater – Ames

The Cast

Bellhop – D’artagnan O’Conner-DeLosRios
Diana – Kelly Bartlett
Julia – Bethany Mccarthy
Maggie – Melissa Larsen
Maria – Cassie Bonnett
Max – Matthew Kawa
Saunders – Michael Chemers
Tito – Benjamin Jackson

Production Team

Assistant Costume Designer – Jennifer Graham
Assistant Stage Manager – Chris Hennes
Assistant to Director – Jennifer Phillips
Costume Designer – Linda Pisano
Director – Geoffrey Tangeman
Scenic/Lighting Designer – Jim Trenberth
Stage Manager – Ryan Van Every

Production photos by Patrick Gouran