Martinsville, Virginia


TheaterWorks Auditions Scheduled

Auditions are scheduled on Saturday, August 3 between 11am  and 1pm and Sunday, August 4 between 1pm and 3pm in the Black Box Theatre for the TheatreWorks Community Players production of Lend Me a Tenor, a comedy by Ken Ludwig.    

Plot synopsis: A famous tenor known as "Il Stupendo" is to sing in the opera Otello, but chaos ensues when he receives a "Dear John" letter and accidentally takes a double dose of tranquilizers. What follows is a chain reaction of mistaken identity, farcical plot twists, and mayhem. The Broadway production won 3 Tony Awards and 4 Drama Desk Awards.

The following parts will be cast: (this is not a musical)

Henry Saunders -Opera's general manager. Often loses his temper

Max - Saunders' long-suffering assistant, who is forced to take Tito's place in the opera

Maggie Saunders - Saunders' daughter, and Max's girlfriend

Tito Merelli - The world's most renowned opera tenor, and notorious ladies' man

Maria - Tito's wife with an "Italian temper"

Diana- The opera's  seductive ingenue soprano

Julia - "grande damme" chairwoman of the Opera Guild

The Bellhop- An obnoxious opera fan who keeps showing up at the wrong moment



For those interested in auditioning can come prepared with a one minute monologue or just show up and be given something to read.  Email to schedule an audition time or just come to the theatre and they will work you in. The Black Box Theatre is located at 44 Franklin Street in Uptown Martinsville. Performances are September 5-8 and 12-14, 2013.  For more information, visit