March 22-24; March 28-31, 2019
One of America’s most popular farces, LEND ME A TENOR starts naturally enough: the Cleveland Opera will highlight this season with one performance by world-famous Tito Merelli—simply everyone will be there. However, Tito shows up with personal reasons to be upset; and in order to calm him, Max helps him out with a tranquilizer—or two. And before you know it, shy Max finds himself in opera disguise to sing Tito’s role. Can he pull it off? Combine that with lingerie-clad ladies hiding in closets in order not be revealed to the press and you have a door-slamming, audience pleasing frolic. Ages 16 and up.
Performances: Thursday – Saturday: 7:30 PM; Sundays: 3 PM
JESSICA MCFARLAND is a part-time director and full-time wife to her husband Rodney and mom to her daughters Avery, Lucy, and Annabelle! She loves everything about theatre and was last seen onstage in Bay City Players’ Jesus Christ Superstar. In her 20 years stage experience highlights include an agoraphobic housewife, a dancing horse, a sneaky island monster, and a singing nun (twice!). This will be her eleventh show directing but her second for Main Stage Bay City Players, having last helmed A Christmas Story. She also writes for Great Lakes Bay Theatre Review, runs programming for Vanishing Elephant Players out of the Historic Masonic Temple, and is active at Our Lady of Peace parrish. In her spare time (ha!) she enjoys hiking, photography, and spending time with friends and family.
Thad Van Tifflin