The exciting 2017 Season can be found here: 2017 Season.

Lend Me a Tenor Auditions

Auditions: January 30, February 2 & 4 2017
Needed: 4 men and 4 women
Production Dates: April 27 thru May 7,2017

Audition dates for TAP’s hilarious farce, Lend Me A Tenor, by Ken Ludwig, the second play in our “season of comedy”, directed by Zack Schlag will be held at The Oxford Community Center in Oxford, Maryland on Monday January 30th and Thursday February 2nd at 7:30 pm and Saturday February 4th from 10-12.

When a series of mishaps literally knocks out “Il Stupendo,” the world’s greatest tenor, on the night of his only performance, the opera-house manager is left with no choice but to persuade his assistant, Max, to secretly perform in his place as the lead character in Verdi’s “Otello.” The ruse is a success but the scheme unravels as ‘Il Stupendo” awakens and gets into his extra costume. What with two Otellos running around and two women chasing them in lingerie, who knew a night of opera could generate so much amusement!

Roles needed for the show include 4 male and 4 female.
A diverse age range among parts, from late teen to 50+. No experience necessary.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.
Those interested in the roles of Max or Tito may be called back to demonstrate vocal ability.
Those interested in 2 of the female roles must be comfortable with being on stage in minimal clothing.
Performance dates are April 27, 28, 29, May 4, 5, and 6 at 7:30 pm (note new start times) and April 30 and May 7 at 2:00 pm.
All at the Oxford Community Center.

For more information about the characters in the play contact Zack Schlag at 410-924-6328 or visit our website at

Character Information

Henry Saunders: (40+) Cleveland Grand Opera's general manager.
Max: (18-30) aspiring Tenor forced to take Tito's place in the role of Othello
Maggie: (18-30) Saunders' daughter, and Max's girlfriend. Enamored with Tito.
Tito Merelli: (30-50s) The world's most renowned opera tenor, and notorious ladies man.
Maria: (20-50s) Tito's long-suffering wife, with an "Italian temper". Leaves Tito early in the play, but ultimately returns to him. Loves Tito, despite his philandering.
Bellhop: (?) Obnoxious opera fan, the Bellhop keeps showing up at the hotel suite, trying to get an autograph and a photo of Tito Merelli.
Diana: (20-30s) The opera's ingenue soprano, who is "flinging her way" to the top.
Julia: (30-50s) Chairwoman of the Cleveland Opera Guild, who considers herself a "grande dame."