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A Comedy of Tenors

Debbie Baker, Jarret Hains, Patricia Whitlaw

Left to right: Debbie Baker, Jarret Hains, Patricia Whitlaw.

by Ken Ludwig
directed by Lorna Jodoin
Thurs.-Sat., Sept. 6-22, 7:30 p.m.
The Davies Foundation Auditorium
52 Church St., Kingston, ON

The characters from Ken Ludwig's Tony Award-winning comedy Lend Me a Tenor are back—this time in Paris for a star-studded concert. One hotel suite, four tenors, two wives, three girlfriends, and a soccer stadium filled with screaming fans. What could possibly go wrong?

Set in an elegant 1936 Paris hotel suite, the play continues the story of the egotistical Italian tenor Tito Merelli and his wife Maria, mercurial general manager Henry Saunders and his long-suffering assistant Max.

Scott Arsenault and Julia Moore

Scott Arsenault (left) and Julia Moore.

Henry is horrified to learn that a tenor scheduled to sign alongside Tito that evening won't be able to appear, so he and Max scramble to find a replacement. They find one, but their plans fall apart when Tito believes the newly recruited performer is flirting with Maria.

“From conception to execution, everything about A Comedy of Tenors hits on all comedic cylinders and, as advertised, is laugh-out-loud funny.”

- The News-Herald (Cleveland)

Henry and Max continue their efforts to salvage the concert, but things just keep going wrong. Prepare for an uproarious ride, full of mistaken identities, bedroom hijinks and madcap delight.

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Ken Ludwig

Ken Ludwig

Ken Ludwig has had six shows on Broadway and six in the West End, and he has won two Laurence Olivier Awards, three Tony Award nominations, two Helen Hayes Awards and the Edgar Award.

His work has been commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company and has been performed in thirty countries in over twenty languages. Broadway and West End shows include Crazy For You, Lend Me A Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo, Twentieth Century, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Treasure Island.

Other major plays include Shakespeare in Hollywood, Leading Ladies, Be My Baby, The Beaux' Stratagem (an adaptation with Thornton Wilder at the request of the Wilder Estate), The Three Musketeers, ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas, Midsummer/Jersey, The Game's Afoot, and Baskerville.

Admission $20 (plus Grand Theatre surcharge). Tickets available through the Grand Theatre Box Office, 530-2050 and online, until 2 p.m. on day of performance, and at the door (cash, debit, Visa, MasterCard, Apple Pay or Android Pay) on performance nights when available. Seniors and members $16 at the door on Thursdays only. Children and students $10.


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