RACINE — The Racine Theatre Guild’s (RTG) production of “A Comedy of Tenors” brings a whole new meaning to the phrase “the show must go on” Feb. 23-March 11.
In this sequel to “Lend Me a Tenor,” Saunders is desperate to coordinate a concert with the best voices on the planet, if they don’t try to kill each other first. Over-the-top Italian tenor, Tito thinks his wife, Maria, is cheating on him with Carlo, a rival tenor, and backs out of the concert. When the bellhop, Beppo, is discovered to be Tito’s doppelgänger and a brilliant singer, mistaken identities and bedroom hijinks ensue for a madcap delight. Add in a long-suffering assistant, strong-willed daughter, and ex-lover soprano, it is a frenzy of a farce promising an evening of sheer joy.
Written by Ken Ludwig and directed by Douglas Instenes, the cast will feature familiar faces from the RTG’s 2016 production of “Lend Me a Tenor:” Paul Weir as Saunders, Shannon Thill as Maria, Davidson Kane as Tito, and Christie Burgess-Martino as a new character, Racón. Other cast members include Malcolm Jae O’Shea as Max, Jenna Zeihen as Mimi, and Alex Benitez as Carlo. Some adult humor may not be suitable for younger patrons.
Performances take place at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays, and 2 p.m. March 3 and 10. There will also be additional performances at 7 p.m. March 4 and 8 for a discounted rate of $14. Tickets cost $18 for adults, $16 for seniors 62 and older and $13 for students 21 and younger. Further savings are offered to groups of 12 or more. For tickets, call 262-633-4218 or go to www.racinetheatre.org.