“… comic opera comes
to Copake with The Of Us Productions! ”
NY --The Two Of Us Productions, the award winning theater company based in
Columbia County NY, is pleased to present LEND
ME A TENOR by Kenneth Ludwig,
May 18th through May 27th, 2017 at The Theater at The
Grange in Copake NY.
tenor Tito Merelli has signed on to
play Otello at a Cleveland opera
company in the fall of 1934. He arrives late to his hotel and, through a set of
crazy circumstances, passes out on his bed after mixing wine with a large dose
of tranquilizers. Believing that the comatose opera star is dead, the excitable
opera manager Mr.Saunders convinces
his hapless assistant, an aspiring singer named Max, to suit up in an Otello costume
& replace Merelli at tonight’s gala performance.
Meanwhile, the Merelli’s jealous wife Maria,
his ambitious female co-star Diana,
Max’s young girlfriend Maggie, the
flirtatious head of the opera guild Julia,
and even the hotel’s singing bellhop are
on the scene fighting—sometimes literally—for the opera star’s attention.
in a 1930’s Chicago hotel room, LEND
ME A TENOR features many local
stage favorites and some talented new faces.
Tito & Maria Merelli are
played by Mark Leinung & Constance Lopez.
The role of Mr. Saunders is
played by Frank Leavitt, and his daughter Maggie
is played by Karissa Payton. Max,
the all round assistant & aspiring
opera singer is played by Hunter Anderson.
Cyndi Miller plays the ambitious operatic soprano Diana, Diane Boice-Yorck
plays opera guild head Julia, and Josh Gurwitz plays the
hotel’s operatic bellhop.
ME A TENOR are 2 weekends only – May 18th, 19th
& 20th 2018, and
following weekend of May 25th, 25th & 27th,
2018. Friday and Saturday performances
are at 7:30pm and Sunday matinees are at 3pm.
The comfortable & intimate Theater at The Grange is located at The
Copake Grange, on Empire Road in downtown Copake NY across from the Clocktower
Pub. Tickets are $20 for adults, $14 for
students & seniors, and $12 for groups & families. For advance reservations
or call 518-758-1648. Make your reservations early for the best seats on the
date you want!
The Two of Us Productions is well known throughout the
Hudson Valley for presenting quality theater, both musicals and dramas. Their
recent productions of Young Frankenstein, Chicago, Les Miserables,
next to normal and Jesus Christ
Superstar were all recognized by the Theatre Association of NYS with
multiple awards, including outstanding
work by the company & outstanding
performance by the orchestra. This
event is made possible in part with public funds from the Decentralization
Program of the NYS Council on the Arts, administered in Columbia County by the
Greene County Council on the Arts through the Community Arts Grants program.
LEND ME A TENOR by
Kenneth Ludwig. Presented by The Two Of
Us Productions, the award winning theater company based in Columbia County NY,
in collaboration with The Copake Grange.
18th through May 27th, 2017. Friday and Saturday performances are at
7:30pm and Sunday matinees are at 3pm.
WHERE: The Theater at The
Grange, located at The Copake Grange on Empire Road in downtown Copake NY.
TICKETS: Tickets are $20 for
adults, $14 for students & seniors, and $12 for groups & families. For
advance reservations visit www.TheTwoOfUsProductions.org
or call 518-758-1648. Make your reservations early to get the performance date you