Venue Details

155 Star Starred
Morgan-Wixson Theatre
2627 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90405
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"Lend Me A Tenor"
23 ratings
4.2 average rating
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141 events
130 reviews
43 stars
attended May 12 2007

Wonderful acting and quite an amusing story!

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Sheryl R Freeman Red Velvet
12 events
5 reviews
4 stars
attended May 26 2007

"Lend Me A Tenor" is a very funny comedy and makes for a lighthearted enjoyable evening. The cast is great (particularly Derek Houck as the bellhop) and gives a very nuanced performance. The theatre itself is much nicer than many of the small...continued

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102 events
40 reviews
12 stars
attended May 27 2007

A wonderful madcap comedy in the great tradition of American theatre! All the actors are fabulous. Don't miss it!

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“Uproarious! Hysterical!” —USA Today  


Lend Me A Tenor is the hilarious story of world-famous tenor Tito Merelli (known as “Il Stupendo”), who is to perform Otello at the gala season opener, but he is late and there isn’t time to rehearse with the company. Through a series of mishaps, he is given a double dose of tranquilizers and passes out; he is believed to be dead. What to do? The opera company’s assistant general manager, Max, an aspiring singer, is persuaded to try to fool the audience into thinking he is “Il Stupendo.” He succeeds admirably, but then Merelli wakes up. Now two Otellos are running around in costume and two women are running around in lingerie, each thinking she is with “Il Stupendo”!

Written by Ken Ludwig.