Center Stage auditions are Saturday for upcoming comedy

Center Stage Theatre will hold auditions for the Broadway comedy, “Lend Me a Tenor,” on Saturday, Feb. 7 from 10 a.m.-noon.

Candidates will be given a scene from the play to read. For information about the production and roles, go to Center Stage is located at 54 Grove St. in Shelton.

The production will be directed by Scott R. Brill, announced Center Stage Artistic Director Gary Scarpa.

“Lend Me A Tenor” is a door-slamming, dress-dropping farce with mistaken identities, mischievous misunderstandings and compromising positions.

World famous Italian tenor

It is the biggest night in the history of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, and world-famous Italian tenor Signor Tito Merelli will be their guest artist in “Otello,” the highlight of the company’s most important fundraiser for the 1934 season.

But Tito’s troubled life, his hot-headed wife, and a “Dear John” letter mistaken as Tito’s suicide note sends everybody’s head swimming. No Tito, no $50,000 in ticket sales.

Meanwhile, Max, an opera singer wanna-be, is coerced into impersonating the great Italian singer to save the show. In costume, wig and make-up, he is a dead ringer for Tito.

But can Max find the courage to go on with the show? The surprises have just begun.