This article was last updated on May 25, 2022
Lend Me a Tenor: Tony-Winning Madcap Comic Farce Set in 1934
Covina Center for the Performing Arts (Covina, CA)
A riotous farce written by Ken Ludwig (Moon Over Buffalo, Twentieth Century), Lend Me a Tenor unspools in the lead up to a 1934 gala opera fundraiser in Cleveland. When the show suddenly loses its star tenor just minutes prior to curtain, this dire situation sets off a chain of disasters. It’s mistaken identities and double entendres galore as a local impresario fumbles his way through a comedy of errors to ensure that the show does indeed go on. A smash hit on Broadway, this broad comedy was also nominated for more than a dozen Tony and Drama Desk Awards.