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Ken Ludwig's Lend Me a Tenor has some legs. Ludwig's 1986 farce garnered rave reviews from both its West End and Broadway runs, and won three Tonys. A hit Broadway revival opened in 2010 as well. The plot hinges on a world-famous Italian opera tenor, known as "Il Stupendo," who's set to sing the lead in the Cleveland Grand Opera's performance of Verdi's Otello. Screwball mishaps lead to our star getting accidentally knocked out cold on tranquilizers the very night of the big show. A sub has to be found -- fast. Max, a low-level employee at the Cleveland Opera, gets the nod and the rest is grist for Ludwig's comedic mill. Learn the rest of the story as ACT INC stages Lend Me a Tenor at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday (June 12 through 15, and June 28 and 29) in the J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts on the Lindenwood University campus (2300 West Clay Street; 636-949-4433 or Tickets are $20.
June 12-14, 8 p.m.; Sun., June 15, 2 p.m.; Sat., June 28, 8 p.m.; Sun., June 29, 2 p.m., 2014

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