AUBURN — As Lewiston-Auburn’s Community Little Theatre finishes the successful run of the opening show of its 79th season, auditions have been announced for the second show, which opens Friday, Jan. 11, 2019.

The company is proud to bring back — after 25 years — Ken Ludwig’s hilarious farce, “Lend Me A Tenor,” directed by Mitchell Clyde Thomas. Open auditions will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, and Monday, Nov. 5, at CLT’s home, Great Falls Performing Arts Center, 30 Academy St.

  In 1934, when opera star Tito Merelli comes to Cleveland, everyone is dying to meet him. But after a huge fight with his wife, Tito, in a fit of despair, takes too many pills and suddenly slips into unconsciousness only minutes before the curtain.

Put on the spot by his future father-in-law and manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, Max, the lowly office assistant and opera singer wannabe, is ordered to take Tito’s place and fool the opera aficionados of Cleveland. With countless doors and several mistaken identities, passion runs rampant as the situation resolves in a spectacular ending. This fast-paced comedy will leave sides aching from laughter.

The characters include four men and four women, all adults. In addition to Tito and Max, there is Saunders, the opera company manager; Maggie, his daughter; Maria, Tito’s wife; Diana, a soprano; Julia, chair of the Opera Guild; and a bellhop.

The assistant director is Dan Kane, and co-producers are Lynn O’Donnell and Hayden Thomas.

For more information about auditions, contact the director at Mitch.Thomas@ LACLT.ocm or 207-839.1722. To learn more about the upcoming season, contact CLT at or call 207-783-0958. 

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