Lend Me A Tenor

Also available: The Bardy Bunch

A riotous tale of mistaken identities and unexpected romance explodes in this brand-new musical comedy, based on the Tony Award-nominated play. It’s 1934, and opera virtuoso Tito Merelli is about to revive Pagliacci for the ten-year anniversary of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company. But when Tito becomes unexpectedly incapacitated, a suitable replacement must be found. Max, the opera director’s sheepish assistant, is charged with the daunting task of finding someone cavalier enough to fill in for the star. Thanks to a menacing soprano, a tenor-struck ingénue, a jealous wife, and the Cleveland Police Department, mayhem, lunacy, and sheer panic ensue, but in the end, the show must always go on!

Roles
6W, 4M + Ensemble
Musicians
15
Duration
120 Min

Music

Reviews

"Glorious! A Good-Hearted Show with Real Laughs!"


"Smart, sophisticated, and wonderfully funny."


"Infallibly effervescent entertainment… Musical humour at its best!"


Instrumentation

15 Musicians

Piano
Double Bass
Horn
Keyboard
Percussion
Reed 1
Reed 2
Reed 3
Reed 4
Tenor Trombone
Trumpet 1
Trumpet 2
Violin 1
Violin 2
Viola

Production Materials

Included in your license are the following cast and crew scripts. These materials will be shipped upon receipt of payment if your license request is approved.

17 Cast Script/Vocal Books

A combination of the show’s full script and the full vocal book. All dialogue within each song is printed in the score to prevent flipping back and forth during rehearsals. All books are spiral-bound and double-sided.

2 Director’s Scripts

A single-sided, spiral-bound script designed with plenty of space for the director to take notes and add blocking during the rehearsal process.

1 Stage Manager’s Script

A single-sided, three-hole punched script that can be inserted into your three-ring binder.

1 Piano/Conductor Score

A keyboard score that is a key part of the show’s actual orchestration. This score contains both vocal parts and a cue staff, which guides the conductor through the full orchestration by informing them when instruments enter the song, as well as providing specific part lines when necessary.

1 Piano/Vocal Score

This piano score includes all vocal parts. It can be used during the rehearsal process and during performance.

Orchestrations

Double Bass, Horn, Keyboard, Percussion, Reed 1, Reed 2, Reed 3, Reed 4, Tenor Trombone, Trumpet 1, Trumpet 2, Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola

Production Resources

Additional Books

Additional books (Cast Script/Vocal, Piano/Conductor, etc.) are available.

$25 each

Full Conductor Score

An ideal solution for those who choose to conduct their show from the podium, as opposed to the piano. Each detailed instrument staff is always right in front of you--giving you the most comprehensive layout for full control of your orchestra.

$125/Print, $100/Digital, $175/both

Digital Orchestration Parts

Prefer playing or rehearsing from your tablet? All of our orchestration scores (including PC and PV) are available in digital copies.

PC or PV $50
Orchestration Parts $25/per book

TurnKey Transpositions

Broadway stars change the keys of songs all the time...so why not you? Optimize your actors' performances by ordering our TurnKey Transposition. Get the perfect key for the perfect actor! All digital delivery, usually within 24 hours.

$50 per song for PV or PC
$150 per song for all orchestral parts (including PC/PV)