AUBURN — Director Mitch Thomas has announced the cast for the upcoming Community Little Theatre production of the Ken Ludwig comedy, “Lend Me A Tenor.”

This door-slamming farce, which was nominated for nine Tony Awards, is set in a Cleveland hotel suite in 1934, as Tito Merelli, the greatest tenor of his time, is scheduled to perform at the local opera company. Mayhem, mistaken identities, one-liners and slapstick follow in this fast-paced comedy involving two Otellos, a volatile Italian wife, an outrageous bellhop and a cynical impresario.

Paul Menezes plays the role of Tito and Rebecca Cole plays his wife, Maria; Roger Philippon will appear as the opera company manager, Saunders, and Benjamin Morang his assistant, Max, and Caroline Carreras his daughter, Maggie. Julia, the chair of the opera guild will be played by Jane Mitchell, and local opera soprano, Diana, by Shannon LoCascio. Jason Pelletier takes on the role of the bellhop.

Show times are at 7 p.m. Jan. 11, 12, 17, 18 and 19, and 2 p.m. Jan. 13. Tickets are $18, $15 for seniors and $12 for students. For more information and to purchase tickets, call 207-783-0958 or visit 

Cast members for CLT’s “Lend Me A Tenor” are, from left, seated: Caroline Carreras, Benjamin Morang, Paul Menezes and Rebecca Cole; standing: Shannon LoCascio, Jason Pelletier, Jane Mitchell and Roger Philippon.

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