May 08 - 17 2015
Lend Me a Tenor

Lend Me a Tenor

Presented by Workshop Theatre and The Center for Colon Cancer Research at The Market Space at 701 Whaley

Madcap Mayhem at the Opera
Workshop Theatre presents the hilarious comedy Lend Me a Tenor.

Workshop Theatre is excited to close out the 2014-2015 season with the Ken Ludwig comedy Lend Me a Tenor.

Lend Me A Tenor is set in September 1934. Saunders, the general manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, is primed to welcome world famous, Tito Morelli, Il Stupendo, the greatest tenor of his generation, to appear for one night only as Otello. The star arrives late and, through a hilarious series of mishaps, is given a double dose of tranquilizers and passes out. His pulse is so low that Saunders and his assistant Max believe he’s dead.

In a frantic attempt to salvage the evening, Saunders persuades Max to get into Morelli’s Otello costume and fool the audience into thinking he’s Il Stupendo. Max succeeds admirably, but Morelli comes to and gets into his other costume ready to perform. Now two Otellos are running around in costume and two women are running around in lingerie, each thinking she is with Il Stupendo.

A sensation on Broadway and in London’s West End, this madcap, screwball comedy is guaranteed to leave audiences teary-eyed with laughter.

Veteran director Jocelyn Sanders guides this talented cast through the fast-paced and quick-witted comedy. The set is being designed by Randy Strange.

The Box Office opens on April 29 for members and May 1 for the general public. Reserved seating is available, and can be handled both through the Box Office or online at

There will be two performances on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 10 — a 3 pm matinee and an 8 pm evening show. This is a great chance to treat your mother to a fun trip to the theatre and share some laughs!

All performances will be at The Market Space at 701 Whaley.

Admission Info

Prices: $20 for adults, $17 for seniors/military, $14 for students, $10 for children

Phone: 803-799-6551


Dates & Times

2015/05/08 - 2015/05/17

Additional time info:

Door open 30 minutes before curtain time; there will be a 15 minute intermission; cash bar; handicap parking upon request.

Location Info

The Market Space at 701 Whaley

701 Whaley St, Columbia, SC 29201