The Tony Award®-winning playwright of Lend Me a Tenor is back with another farce set on the precipice of a big concert in 1936 Paris. When star tenor Tito Merelli refuses to perform at a Three Tenors-style concert, American impresario Saunders and his sidekick Max stumble-upon Beppo the Bellman, who happens to look exactly like Tito and has a voice to match. Throw in a couple of young lovers caught in flagrante delicto, Tito’s fiery wife, a randy Russian diva, some slamming doors, and the result is an uproarious laugh-riot and evening of adult fun.
Jason King Jones
Doors slam, trios are sung, seductions are interrupted, faces are slapped and a very good time ensues.The New York Times
Jason King JonesDirector
Charlie CalvertScenic Designer
Sonya DowhalukLighting Designer
Seth M. GilbertCostume Designer
Justin SchmitzSound Designer
Casey KalebaFight Choreographer
Brianne TaylorDialect Coach
LaShawn MeltonWig Designer
Cat WallisProduction Stage Manager
Behind-the-Scenes: A Conversation with Playwright Ken Ludwig
Saturday, April 13 at 5:00pm
Ken Ludwig is the DC-based Olivier Award-winning playwright of Lend Me a Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo, Shakespeare in Hollywood, and many others. Join us for a conversation with one of America's most successful playwrights, with works translated into 20 languages and performed in over 30 countries around the world.
Saturday, April 27 at 11:00am - 12:30pm in the Mainstage
Do you stare longingly at old Marx Brothers reruns and wish that you could just take a pie in the face with the best of them? You too, can make people laugh. John Jason King Jones, Olney Theatre Center's Senior Associate Artistic Director and director of Ken Ludwig's A Comedy of Tenors, for an introduction to comedy you won't forget. Learn some of the basic rules of comedy by watching some of the funniest clips of TV and film. Then get on your feet and run through your comedic paces on the gorgeous set of Ken Ludwig's A Comedy of Tenors.