Open House Theatre Presents Lend Me A Tenor

“Lend Me A Tenor” is set in September 1934. Saunders (John Lukomski), the general manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, is primed to welcome world famous, Tito Morelli, Il Stupendo, played by Richard Matt, is the greatest tenor of his generation and is scheduled to appear for one night only as Otello. The star arrives late and, through a hilarious series of mishaps, is given a double dose of tranquilizers and passes out. His pulse is so low that Saunders and his assistant Max (Tristan Ferendzo) believe he’s dead. In a frantic attempt to salvage the evening, Saunders persuades Max to get into Morelli’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 ready to perform. Now two Otellos are running around in costume and two women are running around in lingerie, each thinking she is with Il Stupendo. A sensation on Broadway and in London’s West End, this madcap, screwball comedy is guaranteed to leave audiences teary-eyed with laughter.

The show is directed by Jordan Zeitler and features Open House vets Sandy Hesse, Cathy Kreher, Kara Richeson, and Kaylee Caswell. We are excited to introduce a newcomer to our stage as well. Bailey Grunn will be making her Open House debut and we couldn’t be more excited.

Come on out January 19-20 or January 26-28 for one of the funniest plays ever staged! Tickets are on sale for $12 at or you can call 618-475-3248. Door price for tickets will be $15.

Open House Theatre’s January show wouldn’t be the same without Progressive Grange providing a delicious homecooked meal to our audiences. This year we are getting a special treat. With the decision to perform two weekends, the Grange has decided to join us for both.

January 20– Pork Steak Dinner ONLY $10 (Advance tickets) Come out to the January 20th performance and enjoy a delicious Pork Steak Dinner before the show. The dinner will include Pork Steak, Baked Potato, Green Beans, Dessert, and a Drink.

January 28– Country Fried Chicken Dinner ONLY $10 (Advance Tickets) If you prefer a matinee then January 28th is your best option. And what’s better than Country Fried Chicken with all the fixins’?

Pricing Options- Both of these delicious meals are only $10 a person as long as you let us know you’re coming. If you wait until the day of to come out, the price is $13 instead. So save yourself a few bucks and reserve your spot.

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