Thespian Thoughts – Lend Me a Tenor – Theatre Review by Sandro Monetti

Lend Me a Tenor – “This is really something to sing about”
Theatre Review By SANDRO MONETTI

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Rousing, raucous and ridiculously funny, this revival of the
Tony Award winning comedy is quite simply one of the best productions on a Los Angeles stage in recent years.

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The storyline sees a world famous opera singer unable to perform on opening night, prompting a zany plan for a last minute replacement.

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Director Moosie Drier and his hugely talented cast nail every comic beat of the ensuing chaos while a sumptuous set and some stunning costumes all add to the entertainment.

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Every line delivered by Stephen Van Dorn as the bell hop is laugh out loud funny thanks to his choice to turn in an eccentric performance which pays tribute to a range of screwball
comedy characters from showbiz history.

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There’s some great singing talent in the Actors Co-Op
company too and the show’s comic highlight is the finale which features a recap of the play’s main scenes performed at fast forward speed.

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Bravo to all involved. This one is really something to sing about.


Written by Ken Ludwig

Directed by Moosie Drier

Presented by Actors Co-op

At David Schaal Theatre, 1760 N. Gower Street, Hollywood.

Fridays and Saturdays at 8-m, Sundays at 2.30pm until May 4
(no performances April 18-20)

Tickets $30 regular, $25 seniors, $20 students.

Reservations: (323) 462 8460 ext 300 or online at

Sandro Monetti
Sandro Monetti

Thespian Thoughts is a theatre review article on Actors Entertainment, a channel on the Actors Podcast Network, a Pepper Jay Production.

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