Byron Civic Theater stages ‘Lend Me a Tenor’ beginning Jan. 25

Staff Report

BYRON, Ill. — Byron Civic Theater is in production for its third show of the season, Lend Me a Tenor, a comedy guaranteed to leave audiences teary-eyed with laughter.

Lend Me A Tenor is set in September 1934. The renowned tenor Tito Merelli, known to his fans as “Il Stupendo,” is scheduled to sing the lead in Othello. The opera is being produced as a gala fund-raiser for the Cleveland Opera Company. Unfortunately, even before the star leaves his hotel room, everything begins to unravel. What follows is a chain-reaction of mistaken identity, farcical plot twists, double entendres, innuendoes, and constant entrances and exits through many doors.

Lend Me a Tenor opens Jan. 25, with performances continuing Jan. 26-27 and Feb. 1- 3. Showtimes are Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets go on sale to members Jan. 10 and to the general public Jan. 14.

Visit or call (815) 312-3000. The theater is at 850 N. Colfax in Byron, Ill.

From the Jan. 9-15, 2013, issue

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