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Encore Theatre presents ‘Lend Me a Tenor’

Encore Theatre Company presents Lend Me a Tenor, weekends, beginning Oct.11 – 26, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

Lend Me a Tenor is set in September, 1934, Saunders, the general manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, is primed to welcome the world famous, Tito Morelli, Il Stupendo, the greatest tenor of his generation, 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.  Believing he has died, Saunders persuades his assistant Max to get into Morelli’s Otello costume and fool the audience into thinking he is Il Stupendo.  Max succeeds admirably, but Morelli comes to and gets into his other costume ready to perform.  Now two Otello’s are running around in costume and two women are running around in lingerie, each thinking she is with Il Stupendo.  This madcap, screwball comedy is guaranteed to leave the audiences teary-eyed with laughter.  

It is Directed by Kurt Krabenstein and starring James Bealor, Neil Bergman, Drew Ann Borsos, Reischa Feuerbacher, Barbara Hartman, Paige Moore, David Reichert, Michael Rex.

Tickets are available at the door, on-line at or by calling 598-8950. Cost is $15 for Adults, $12 for Senior (60+) and $10 for Children. Call for group rate information. 

Encore Theatre is located at 6879 Lebanon Rd., Mt Juliet, just east of Hwy 109. Encore Theatre Company is a 501(c)3 non-profit community theatre serving Wilson County & surrounding areas.

Upcoming Auditions

Encore Theatre Company announces auditions for the upcoming production of Comfort and Joy  by Jack Heifner.

A highly dysfunctional family coming together for Christmas in the Hollywood Hills.  Throw in in-laws in denial and a “miraculous” Christmas birth and laughs are bound to follow.  Comfort & Joy will warm your heart and put you in the joyous spirit. 

 Auditions take place at Encore Theatre, 6978 Lebanon Rd. Mt Juliet, TN  37122 (just east of Hwy 109). Auditions: Cold Readings from the Script, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2 – 6 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 13, 6 -9 p.m; Tuesday, Oct. 15, 6-9 p.m.  Read through is Wednesday Oct. 16.

Roles: Three men – ages mid 20s-mid 40s;  Two women – one – mid 20 – 40s, one – mid 50s; Role of the Fairy – male or female at least mid 20s; Must be comfortable with cross-dressing. 

Comfort & Joy opens Nov. 29 (Friday after Thanksgiving) and runs weekends through 15 Dec. Fridays and Saturdays 7.30 p.m. and Sundays 2.30 p.m.

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